FuturArc Prize 2015

2015 / Completed

FuturArc Prize 2015

FuturArc Prize 2015 was back for its eighth year. Held from September to December 2014, 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.

This year, the brief focuses on regenerative design—the repair and restoration of living systems that aim to elevate ecosystems, present and past, such as biodiversity and habitats, hydrological flows and watersheds, material and energy flows. This must include man-made systems, the social, cultural and economic networks that define human habitats. It aims to restore mutually beneficial interactions between elements, creating net-positive outcomes for all stakeholders.

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 2015. This year, FuturArc Prize has the support of Dyson 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 Architectureby Sir Bannister Fletcher.
blankTAN Pei Ing, is the principal of PI Architect. She is actively engaged with both local and international professional institutes. Pei Ing is the current president of Architects Regional Council of Asia (ARCASIA) and past president of PAM. The Minister of Works has also appointed her as a member of the Board of Architect since 2001. In 2012, through PAM, she started a Malaysian Chapter of the Architecture for Humanity and is the first Chairman of the said Chapter. Pei Ing has been very active in representing PAM and the Board of Architects in many meetings with government organisations and was involved in matters of national importance. She is the co-author of PAM 2006 Form of Building Contract (With and Without Quantity, and Nominated Sub-contract) and the Handbook for the PAM Form of Contract. She and the three co-authors have also completed the PAM Form of Contract for Minor works. She helped draft the SIRIM Code of Practice for Access for the Disabled to Public Buildings, and she single-handedly completed the draft for disabled provision in housing for CIDB. Pei Ing is also passionate in promoting the Green movement and sustainable development, and was highly involved with the formation of the Green Building Index Sdn Bhd, a joint effort by PAM and Association of Consulting Engineers. She has been appointed as a director since its inception in 2009 until 2013.
blankAda 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).
blankProfessor 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.