Kampung Admiralty by WOHA wins World Building of the Year Award at World Architecture Festival 2018

GLOBAL — Kampung Admiralty, designed by WOHA, has won the prestigious World Building of the Year 2018 award at the World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Amsterdam. The substantial mixed-use building is Singapore’s first integrated public development that brings together a mix of public facilities and services under one roof.

Inaugural International Built Environment Week (IBEW) 2019 to Showcase Innovative Solutions & Capabilities of Participating Built Environment Firms

SINGAPORE — The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) and its strategic partners, including 12 trade associations and chambers (TACs), will launch a new international flagship event for the built environment sector in September next year. It will be the first event in the region to provide a platform for industry leaders and renowned professionals from the global built environment industry to exchange ideas and experiences on policies, business solutions and technologies, as well as explore business opportunities. The inaugural IBEW themed Transforming the Way We Build will be held from 4 to 6 September 2019.

Mary Chan of DLN Architects Limited in Hong Kong chosen by World Green Building Council

GLOBAL — The Women In Green Building Leadership Award, a new category at the World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC) Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards, honours its first winner: Mary Chan, Head of Sustainable Building Design and Assistant Director at DLN Architects Limited, Hong Kong. The Award recognises Chan’s integral role in the early development of Green buildings in Hong Kong, and her involvement in industry initiatives like the Green Shop Alliance.

A Resilient Singapore

SINGAPORE — "This publication has utilised the Singapore Liveability Framework, which distils the key principles of Singapore’s urban transformation, and 100 Resilient Cities’ City Resilience Framework, to capture how Singapore has gone about building resilience. The publication has focused on two pertinent resilience challenges of climate change and changing demographics and the ongoing efforts and future actions to address them," noted Khoo Teng Chye, Executive Director, Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC).

Smart cities: How technology can deliver a better quality of life

GLOBAL — As cities get smarter, they are becoming more livable and more responsive—and today we are seeing only a preview of what technology could eventually do in the urban environment.

HKGBC Director Appointed to Board of Directors of World Green Building Council

HONG KONG — The HKGBC has announced that director Ms Ada Fung Yin-suen, BBS, JP, is appointed to the Board of Directors of World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) for a two-year term from 1 July 2018. An architect by profession, Ms Fung is active in the architectural field as well as in the construction industry. She is also one of the jurors of the FuturArc Prize and FuturArc Green Leadership Award 2016.

GROHE’s first fully-owned Asia flagship store in Singapore

SINGAPORE — The iconic tour in Singapore took place for the relaunch of GROHE’s ATRIO contemporary SPA line in Asia. In April, the Atrio collection was unveiled at Milan Design Week, showcasing innovative architecture and sophisticated designs.

Oasia Downtown Hotel Named “Best Tall Building Worldwide” for 2018

CHICAGO — With its significant commitment to communal space, Oasia Hotel Downtown was chosen from among the four regional Best Tall Building winners, including American Copper Buildings, Best Tall Building Americas; Oasia Hotel Downtown, Best Tall Building Asia & Australasia; The Silo, Best Tall Building Europe; and Zeitz MOCAA, Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa.




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FOAID 2018



7 Dec 2018 - 8 Dec 2018


International Furniture Fair Singapore (IFFS) 2019



9 Mar 2019 - 12 Mar 2019




Nov-Dec 2018

Sustainable Living for Home, Neighbourhood and Community

The speakers discussed about the efforts to realise an environmentally friendly home, touching on topics ranging from sustainable lifestyles and Green areas to eco-friendly products. In addition, the event also introduced the Home Green Home movement to celebrate World Green Building Week 2018.

Jan-Feb 2017

BMAM and GBR Expo Asia 2016 – Biggest buying platform for the building industry

From 21 to 23 Sep 2016, Asian Construction Week welcomed over 7,000 visitors at the IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Center, Thailand. Together with Concrete Asia 2016, the 9th edition of the BMAM Expo Asia 2016 and the 6th edition of GBR Expo Asia 2016 were two niche international exhibitions and conferences that attracted 3,667 visitors and garnered wide recognition from 152 exhibitors and industry experts.


Jan-Feb 2017

Defining public-private sector roles in building sustainable cities

Held on 8 Nov 2016, the inaugural Cities:Possibilities forum was co-organised by AkzoNobel and Eco-Business, where 250 senior government and business leaders convened to discuss solutions for sustainable cities.

Jan-Feb 2017

BuildTech Asia 2016 unveils transformation of building and construction sector

BuildTech Asia 2016, a regional trade show for the building and construction industry, recorded a 35-percent increase in visitor attendance over the three-day event. Organised by Sphere Exhibits and hosted by BCA, the annual exhibition was held from 18 to 20 October 2016, in conjunction with the Singapore Construction Productivity Week (SCPW).


Jan-Feb 2017

Vietnamese architect named laureate of SIA-Getz Architecture Prize for Emergent Architecture in Asia 2016

Hoang Thuc Hao (1+1>2 International Architecture J.S.C.) was selected as the first Vietnamese architect for the SIA-Getz Architecture Prize for Emergent Architecture in Asia 2016. Hoang, the sixth recipient of the prize, was presented with a medallion by Grace Fu, minister for Culture, Community and Youth, during the award presentation ceremony on 11 November 2016.

Jan-Feb 2017

Green Building Award 2016 plus Hong Kong Green Building Council celebrates its 7th anniversary

Winners of the GBA 2016 were announced at the award presentation ceremony on 22 November 2016. Co-organised by HKGBC and the PGBC, this biennale award recognises the concerted effort and commitment of the industry in achieving a sustainable built environment in Hong Kong. The award dinner also celebrated the seventh anniversary of HKGBC.


Nov-Dec 2016

FuturArc is one of the best in Singapore’s publishing industry

The Media Publishers Association Singapore (MPAS) Awards 2016—Singapore’s only independent media award that gives recognition to the publishing industry—was held at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore. FuturArc is happy and honoured to win in two categories: Trade Media of the Year and Front Cover of the Year (Trade).

Nov-Dec 2016

Future-proofing the built environment

Build Eco Xpo (BEX) Asia, Mostra Convegno Expocomfort (MCE) Asia and International Green Building Conference (IGBC) (see Special Focus report) were the anchor events of the Singapore Green Building Week (SGBW) organised by the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore (BCA). 

Nov-Dec 2016

A Green lifestyle

As part of the Singapore Green Building Week, Green Living 2016 is an eco-friendly lifestyle event that aimed to educate and encourage consumers to embrace a Green lifestyle.

Nov-Dec 2016

A new creative space

Opened in June 2016, the Jarken Group designed FunBox to be a vibrant retail and edutainment space. It offers designers, artists and retailers a new modern environment that fosters imagination and innovation.

Nov-Dec 2016

Integrated Design Application in Green Building Conference

To welcome the World Green Building Week, the Vietnam Green Building Council (VGBC) has successfully held the Integrated Design Application in Green Building conference on 20 September 2016 in Ho Chi Minh City. The event attracted more than 160 participants, including architects, engineers, developers and building practitioners from leading companies in the local construction industry.

Sep-Oct 2016

10th Green Architecture Seminar

The 10th Green Architecture Seminar was held on 2 July 2016 in Ho Chi Minh City.
One of the highlights was the book launch and signing of the Vietnamese edition of Greening Asia by Dr Nirmal Kishnani. Moreover, there was also an overview of the Green trend development in the country and with the outlook extending to Asia.

Sep-Oct 2016

WCS, SIWW and CESS integrate dialogues, innovations and talent

Held from 10 to 14 July, the fifth edition of the World Cities Summit (WCS), together with Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) and CleanEnviro Summit
Singapore (CESS), was attended by more than 21,000 visitors and participants including ministers, mayors, government officials, industry leaders and experts, academics, as well as representatives from international organisations.

Sep-Oct 2016

Winners Announced for Design Capital 21 Competition

On 22 June 2016, winners of the Design Capital 21 competition were announced at a press conference held at the office of Capital City Property Sdn Bhd, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

Sep-Oct 2016

FairBuilding Network: Overcoming Poverty One Project at a Time

Two years ago, Dr Matthias Krups, CEO and founder of BCI Media Group, established the FairBuilding Network in the Philippines. After a couple of years, the contributions of the FairBuilding Network are now evident in the society.

Sep-Oct 2016

Best building projects recognised at Quality Building Award 2016

After 18 months of planning, assessing and judging, the Quality Building Award (QBA) grand award winners, merit winners and finalists, as well as the winner of the Quality Excellence Award were revealed at a ceremony on 24 June 2016 at JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong.

Sep-Oct 2016

7th Annual Victorian Major Projects Conference

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) launched a new groundbreaking project on 28 June 2016, which aims to ensure that all buildings are net zero by 2050, to help deliver on the ambition of the Paris Agreement and to tackle climate change.


Jul-Aug 2016

7th Annual Victorian Major Projects Conference

The seventh edition of the Victorian Major Projects Conference was held from 19 to 20 April 2016 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, with an attendance of more than 250 delegates. The conference presented an opportunity for government and construction industry members to review and discuss the different infrastructure developments taking place across the state.

Jul-Aug 2016

2016 Macao International Environmental Cooperation Forum and Exhibition

Under the theme Green Economy – Opportunities for Waste Management, the 2016 Macao International Environmental Cooperation Forum and Exhibition (2016MIECF) was held from 31 March to 2 April 2016.

Jul-Aug 2016

BuildTech Yangon 2016

BuildTech Yangon 2016 wrapped up this year with an expanded focus, showcasing some 120 exhibiting companies that displayed equipment, machinery and solutions on facilities management, interior finishing and architectural solutions. This was in addition to its range of main exhibits from the construction machinery building materials and mechanical engineering segments.

Jul-Aug 2016

AkzoNobel invests €347 million in its top brands

AkzoNobel, a global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, continues to invest in delivering advanced solutions to cope with global issues such as population growth, urbanisation, climate change and natural resource constraints.


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