FuturArc Prize 2016

2016 / Completed

FuturArc Prize 2016

FuturArc Prize 2016 was back for its ninth year. Held from September to December 2015, the competition attracted participants who were keen to showcase forward-thinking, innovative ideas and solutions for a more sustainable future.

Specially designed FuturArc Prize trophies and cash prizes will be given out to the winners at BCI Asia Awards ceremonies held across the region in May and June 2016. This year, FuturArc Prize has the support of Interface as Platinum Sponsor.

Jury | FuturArc Prize 2016
 

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 Architectureby Sir Bannister Fletcher.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 Architectureby Sir Bannister Fletcher.
Kevin Mark LOW, studied architecture and art history in the United States from 1983 to 1991. Working alone since smallprojects was born in 2002, he lives, writes, designs and teaches primarily in Malaysia, the country of his birth. Engaged in the search for questions rather than answers, his work is plural in outcome, focussed on addressing necessity, relevance, and the specificity of context in the process of design. With each project undertaken, big or small, he is interested in how elements and issues only ever find meaning in the intimate junctions where they meet, and how the big picture is less about finding radical solutions, than a radical way of framing questions. His work on office buildings, houses, master plans and mailboxes, cemeteries, park toilets, low cost housing and furniture have been published in the book, smallprojects (adaptus/oro group 2010), distributed internationally, and in architectural journals in Europe, Asia and Oceania.Kevin Mark LOW, studied architecture and art history in the United States from 1983 to 1991. Working alone since smallprojects was born in 2002, he lives, writes, designs and teaches primarily in Malaysia, the country of his birth. Engaged in the search for questions rather than answers, his work is plural in outcome, focussed on addressing necessity, relevance, and the specificity of context in the process of design. With each project undertaken, big or small, he is interested in how elements and issues only ever find meaning in the intimate junctions where they meet, and how the big picture is less about finding radical solutions, than a radical way of framing questions. His work on office buildings, houses, master plans and mailboxes, cemeteries, park toilets, low cost housing and furniture have been published in the book, smallprojects (adaptus/oro group 2010), distributed internationally, and in architectural journals in Europe, Asia and Oceania.
Prof Herbert DREISEITL is an urban designer, landscape architect, water artist, interdisciplinary planner, Harvard GSD Loeb fellow, and professor in praxis and visiting professor at the National University of Singapore. An expert on creating Liveable Cities, his work looks into inspiring and innovative approaches to use water to solve urban environmental challenges; connecting technology with aesthetics; and ways to encourage people to care for and develop a sense of ownership in the places they live in. He has realised groundbreaking projects in the fields of urban design, urban hydrology, water art, storm water management, planning and landscape architecture. He lectures worldwide and has authored many publications including three editions of Recent Waterscapes, Planning, Building and Designing with Water. Dreiseitl is also founder of Atelier Dreiseitl, a globally integrated design studio with more than 35 years of history of excellence in urban design, landscape architecture and ecological waterscapes. He integrates the organisation’s strategic design and planning efforts, demonstrating a portfolio of site-responsive interventions in urban planning, hydrology, and environmental engineering. As director of Liveable Cities Lab (LCL), the new think tank at Rambøll Group International, Dreiseitl focuses on urban initiative projects, academic activities and research through worldwide collaborations with universities. He explores the potentials and conditions of liveable cities for the future in areas such as policymaking and good governance, in order to bring the best out of a society, create a culture of inspiration, and facilitate the implementation of better-integrated urban infrastructure.
Professor Donald Leslie Bates is the Chair of Architectural Design within the Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne. He is a co-founder and Director of LAB Architecture Studio. Prof Bates graduated from University of Houston (B.Arch), and Cranbrook Academy of Art (M.Arch). From 1983 to 1989, he directed a Unit at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London. In 1990, he established LoPSiA (Laboratory of Primary Studies in Architecture), an independent research school for architecture, with studios in Paris and at the Le Corbusier Unité d’Habitation (Briey, France). In 1994, Prof Bates and Peter Davidson founded LAB Architecture Studio, and in 1997, LAB won the competition for Federation Square, Melbourne. Through offices in Melbourne and Shanghai, LAB Architecture Studio has designed large-scale commercial, cultural, civic and residential projects, and numerous master plans and urban designs, with built works in Australia, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Prof Bates has lectured and directed workshops across six continents and more than 200 schools of architecture. He has been published extensively in international journals and magazines and has been an invited juror for more than 20 international design competitions.Professor Donald Leslie Bates is the Chair of Architectural Design within the Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne. He is a co-founder and Director of LAB Architecture Studio. Prof Bates graduated from University of Houston (B.Arch), and Cranbrook Academy of Art (M.Arch). From 1983 to 1989, he directed a Unit at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London. In 1990, he established LoPSiA (Laboratory of Primary Studies in Architecture), an independent research school for architecture, with studios in Paris and at the Le Corbusier Unité d’Habitation (Briey, France). In 1994, Prof Bates and Peter Davidson founded LAB Architecture Studio, and in 1997, LAB won the competition for Federation Square, Melbourne. Through offices in Melbourne and Shanghai, LAB Architecture Studio has designed large-scale commercial, cultural, civic and residential projects, and numerous master plans and urban designs, with built works in Australia, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Prof Bates has lectured and directed workshops across six continents and more than 200 schools of architecture. He has been published extensively in international journals and magazines and has been an invited juror for more than 20 international design competitions.
Ada Fung JP, is an architect by profession. She is an active member in the architectural field and the construction industry in Hong Kong. In her career as deputy director of housing, she supervises the Development & Construction Division of the Housing Department, overseeing all facets of public housing development work in Hong Kong. Her duties cover project management, planning, design and contract management, as well as establishing operational policies on procurement, design, construction, quality, performance assessment, dispute resolution, research and development, safety and the environment. She also promotes partnering, value management, risk management, ethical integrity, site safety, corporate social responsibility, sustainable development, community engagement, Green building and Building Information Modeling and product certification in the industry. She is the president of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects (2013-2014), chairperson of the APEC Architect Monitoring Committee of Hong Kong (2012/13-2014/15), and past chairperson of the Architects Registration Board (2010/11-2011/12).