The ninth President’s Design Award honoured three designers, and 11 design projects and products for their design excellence and creative innovation in Singapore.
One of the winners is a unique residential project known as the T House (pictured) by Linghao Architects. Located near Peirce Reservoir, the rebuilt two-storey house sits on a compact plot of land measuring six metres by 22 metres. The interior and exterior of the property have been cohesively designed to make each individual space feel like it is both the inside and the outside.
Jurong Eco-Garden by Atelier Dreiseitl Asia is also among the winners. Situated in the middle of JTC’s CleanTech Park, the five-hectare garden is described as the green lungs of the eco-business park.
Located at the gateway to the National University of Singapore (NUS) campus, Kent Vale was also recognised for its design which minimises energy use. The architectural team behind the project from MKPL Architects comprises NUS graduates.
Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) CEO Ng Lang said, “Through the President’s Design Award, it is heartening to see the local architecture community upholding a high level of design excellence to make Singapore a great city to live, work and play. For instance, our local architects have been increasingly contributing to our larger vision to make Singapore a tropical city in a garden by masterfully incorporating greenery into their designs. This is a trend that bodes well in creating a distinct local architecture identity.”
The President’s Design Award is administered by the DesignSingapore Council of the Ministry of Communications and Information, and the URA.
Image source: DesignSingapore Council’s website