FuturArc Prize 2022 Merit recipient awarded at BCI Asia Awards Singapore

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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Archifest 2021 seeks Design Evidence from the Past to Inform the Future

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Sustainability and heritage are key issues to be considered amidst rapid development in Singapore, which are highlighted as the main themes of this year’s Archifest. Entitled Design Evidence, the event takes an inquisitive attitude towards the complex parameters of our world, relating the evidences of best practices for our creative design processes. The architecture festival, […]

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Singapore now home to one of the world’s largest floating solar farms

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Singapore has completed the installation of one of the world’s largest floating solar farms on sea water in the Straits of Johor. With the successful building of the 5-MW-peak offshore floating photovoltaic (OFPV) system, it is part of Singapore’s plan as a land-scarce country to tap offshore solar as part of its renewables strategy. Photo […]

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Calls for submissions to reclaim the value from plastic waste: The Alliance to End Plastic Waste

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CAPTURING THE ECONOMIC VALUE OF PLASTIC WASTE  The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (the Alliance), an international non-profit organisation, today announced on 8 March 2021 the request for proposals for projects that capture the economic value of plastic waste.  As part of the Alliance’s mission, it aims to identify, accelerate and scale solutions to help […]

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