FuturArc Prize 2014

2014 / Completed

FuturArc Prize 2014

FuturArc Prize 2014 was back for its seventh year. Held from September to December 2013, the competition attracted participants from 20 countries, all of whom were keen to showcase forward-thinking, innovative ideas and solutions for a more sustainable future.

This year, the brief called for a new vision of Water and the City. At the building scale this could take the form of new typologies for sourcing, storage and recycling; or it could call for a rethink of existing typologies such as homes and offices. At the urban scale, it might manifest itself through new networks or infrastructure that deal with flows and loops. The goal is in part sufficiency (therefore survival), and also the well-being of settlements and the ecological systems that we depend on. Project ideas submitted had to be based in Asia or Australia.

Specially designed FuturArc Prize trophies and cash prizes totalling up to SGD37,000 will be given out to the winners at BCI Asia Awards ceremonies held across the region in May and June 2014. This year, FuturArc Prize has the support of Interface as Platinum Sponsor.

Jury | FuturArc Prize 2015
 

Nirmal Kishnani, PhD, is editor-in-chief of the FuturArc Journal and resident jury chair of FuturArc competitions. He is an advocate, educator and practitioner in the field of Green building design, presently with the Department of Architecture at the National University of Singapore (NUS) where he holds the appointment of assistant dean and programme director. He has lectured and written widely on the subject of the Greening process. Since 2002—when he founded one of the first dedicated Green design consultancy operating in Asia—he has been involved in landmark projects in the region including the Asian Development Bank, Manila, and Gardens by the Bay, Singapore. Dr Kishnani sits on several advisory panels in Southeast Asia; he is active in the development of policy instruments and capacity building in the Green building sector. Dr Kishnani is author of the 2012 FuturArc publication, Greening Asia–Emerging Principles for Sustainable Architecture.
Sanjay Prakash, B. Arch., A.I.I.A., is an architect with a commitment to energy-conscious architecture, eco-friendly design, people’s participation in planning, music and production design. Over the years, he has integrated all his work with the practice of new urbanism and sustainability in his professional and personal life. His area of practice and research over the last 32 years includes passive and low energy architecture and planning, hybrid air-conditioning, autonomous energy and water systems, bamboo and earth construction, community-based design of common property, and computer-aided design. He is also the principal consultant of his design firm, SHiFt: Studio for Habitat Futures Architects and Engineers Pvt Ltd (formerly Sanjay Prakash & Associates), and was a partner of DAAT and Studio Plus—firms that predate his current firm. His name and works are mentioned in the 20th edition of one of the main reference works in architectural history, A History of Architecture by Sir Bannister FletcherSanjay Prakash, B. Arch., A.I.I.A., is an architect with a commitment to energy-conscious architecture, eco-friendly design, people’s participation in planning, music and production design. Over the years, he has integrated all his work with the practice of new urbanism and sustainability in his professional and personal life. His area of practice and research over the last 32 years includes passive and low energy architecture and planning, hybrid air-conditioning, autonomous energy and water systems, bamboo and earth construction, community-based design of common property, and computer-aided design. He is also the principal consultant of his design firm, SHiFt: Studio for Habitat Futures Architects and Engineers Pvt Ltd (formerly Sanjay Prakash & Associates), and was a partner of DAAT and Studio Plus—firms that predate his current firm. His name and works are mentioned in the 20th edition of one of the main reference works in architectural history, A History of Architectureby Sir Bannister Fletcher.
Vo Trong Nghia completed his Master of Civil Engineering in 2004 at the University of Tokyo. He returned to Vietnam and started his own architectural office Vo Trong Nghia Architects in 2006. His firm has since received various international prizes and recognition for their sustainable and innovative designs. Vo Trong Nghia Architects is a two-time winner of the World Architecture Festival Award and the FuturArc Green Leadership Award, as well as a four-time winner of the Green Good Design. The firm won two gold medals at the ARCASIA awards for architecture and has also clinched the top prize at the International Architecture Awards six times.
Herbert Dreiseitl is an urban designer, landscape architect, water artist, interdisciplinary planner, and professor in praxis at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He is the founder of Atelier Dreiseitl, a globally integrated design studio with more than 30 years of history of excellence in urban design, landscape architecture and ecological waterscapes. He directs the organisation’s strategic design and planning efforts, demonstrating a portfolio of site-responsive interventions of urban hydrology and environmental engineering. Through a collaborative network with studios in Überlingen in Germany, Singapore and Beijing, Dreiseitl is committed to developing resources and expertise that have a lasting impact on the design profession and the natural and built environments across the globe. He lectures worldwide and has authored many publications including three editions of Recent Waterscapes, Planning, Building and Designing with Water.
Adi Purnomo studied architecture at Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta. After graduating, he worked at PAI in Jakarta and DP Architects in Singapore before acquiring his own practice in 2000. Since then, he has guest reviewed and lectured at various universities throughout Indonesia such as the Pelita Harapan University and the Trisakti University in Jakarta. He also gave several public lectures in Singapore during the AA-Asia Symposium in 2006 and the SIA Design Forum in 2007. Purnomo has amassed a series of accolades, including winning Tempo Magazine’s Architect of the Year in 2004. His designs have won the Indonesian Institute of Architects Awards in 2002, 2005, 2006 and 2008 as well as the Asri Magazine Awards in 2009. During the AR (Architectural Review) Awards held in London in 2010, he received a commendation for Studi-o Cahaya—an art space located in Puri Indah, Jakarta. Purnomo also participated in numerous international exhibitions such as the Green Port Waterfront Competition held in New York and the Young Indonesian Architects exhibitions held throughout Indonesia. He co-exhibited with Antoine Predock during the Jakart@2001 Festival and collaborated with graphic designers and photographers in the Imagining Jakarta event in 2004. He was also a finalist for the World Architecture Festival held in Barcelona in 2009.