An explorative high school where time is designed to be ‘wasted’ tops the World Architecture Festival’s awards in 2023

FRIDAY, 8 DECEMBER 2023 – On Friday 1 December 2023, the World Architecture Festival (WAF) concluded the annual festival with a gala dinner and awards ceremony at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. For three days, starting from 29 November, the international architecture community gathered to view presentations on shortlisted projects in front of a live […]

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Overcoming built environment challenges holistically: Architecture & Building Services 2023

WEDNESDAY, 22 NOVEMBER 2023 – Eleven conferences and six exhibitions spanning various aspects of the built environment industry comprised last week’s Architecture & Building Services (ABS) 2023, held from 15–17 November at the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre. With the theme of Designing a Safe and Resilient Built Environment, the mega-expo addressed various […]

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Empowering circular cities around the globe: Circular Cities Summit 2023 launches collectively owned platform

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MONDAY, 20 NOVEMBER 2023 – With a little over seven years left before the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are targeted to be achieved in 2030, leaders of international organisations sought to establish a collectively owned platform to advance these goals. The first-ever Circular Cities Summit (CCS) 1.0 was held last week on 14–15 November at […]

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Two revitalisation projects top the Singapore Institute of Architects’ Architectural Design Awards 2023

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25 AUGUST 2024 – On Tuesday, 22 August 2023, the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) announced recipients of the SIA Architectural Design Awards (ADA) 2023, in recognition of building excellence, innovation and contribution to broadening conversations about architecture within and beyond the discipline. “Through the awards, we continue to raise the bar for architectural standards […]

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Elderly care ‘hacking’ and city park rejuvenation among winners of Singapore’s President*s Design Award this year

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SINGAPORE, 13 JULY 2023 – Yesterday evening on 12 July 2023 at the Istana, eight recipients were presented the President*s Design Award (P*DA) 2023 by President Halimah Yacob in recognition of design excellence that have positively impacted communities in the nation and beyond. The Designer of the Year category was presented to two recipients: Leonard […]

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Retrofitted SDE1 & 3 at National University of Singapore (NUS) to open in February

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31 JANUARY 2023 – As part of a larger campus redevelopment to meet net zero carbon targets, National University of Singapore (NUS)’s renovated School of Design and Environment (SDE) 1 and 3 will be opened this February. Alongside SDE4 as Singapore’s first new-build net-zero energy building that was opened in 2019, the new SDE1 and […]

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Day to night: Rejuvenating Clarke Quay with a Green rating update

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3 AUGUST 2022 – The riverside precinct of Clarke Quay in Singapore was historically a conduit for trade. Since the 1800s, warehouses along the waterfront saw a bustle of activity with commodities unloaded and re-loaded onto traditional tongkang and twakow ships. But after shipment activities were redirected to Keppel Harbour in the 1980s, the area […]

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FuturArc Prize 2022 Merit recipient awarded at BCI Asia Awards Singapore

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24 JUNE 2022 – On Friday evening at the Fairmont Singapore, the annual BCI Asia Awards (BCIAA) was held to acknowledge the nation’s Top 10 developers and architecture firms, as well as recognise sustainable design ideas from the next generation of talents. The keynote speech was delivered by Mr Melvin Tan, SIA President, Deputy Managing […]

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Coastal Protection Strategy Team launched to improve Singapore’s flood resiliency

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April 2022 – Considering its low-lying geography, Singapore is particularly vulnerable to climate change. The Centre for Climate Research Singapore has projected that the island city-state could experience an increase in daily mean temperature of 1.4–4.6 degrees Celsius towards the end of this century and a mean sea level rise of up to 1 metre […]

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Closing the Loop of Food Waste: A Hawker Centre Generates Energy and Bio-fertiliser

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17 November 2021: The hawker centre East Coast Lagoon Food Village is piloting an anaerobic digestion system for food waste treatment. This aims to reduce the incineration of food waste—which would release the highest amount of CO2 emissions to the atmosphere—and instead use it to generate electricity and produce bio-fertiliser to improve the surrounding park infrastructure. The system was developed by a team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS), led by Associate Professor Tong Yen Wah from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. […]

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