14th Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) Architectural Design Awards
SIA Architectural Design Awards 2014
DP Architects win big in Singapore
3 Oct 2014
Singapore Architecture Awards
DP Architects has emerged the biggest winner at the 14th Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) Architectural Design Awards, sweeping five awards in total – the most for a single firm.
The firm bagged three design awards for Singapore Sports Hub, Zhongshan Park Integrated Development and Sunray Headquarters, a light industrial factory, as well as two honourable mentions for Four Acres Singapore and Stephen Riady Centre, a mixed-use facility located at NUS University Town. On the firm’s multiple award wins, Ms Angelene Chan, deputy CEO of DP Architects, said, “Winning these accolades is a recognition of the professionalism and attention to detail that we put into our projects. While they span a range of typologies, what remains constant is our commitment to enrich the human experience.”
Singapore Sports Hub, the new national sports icon, won for its excellent planning and unique ecosystem of sporting, retail and leisure spaces. It is Asia’s first integrated sports, leisure, entertainment and lifestyle destination, and provides inviting and inclusive public spaces for everyday participation. Teoh Hai Pin, director at DP Architects and architect for the Sports Hub, said, “As the homegrown partner of a large international team of designers, we are proud to have built such an important national icon, and to have created many meaningful spaces within the Hub for all Singaporeans to spend time and enjoy.” The design partners include Arup Associates and AECOM.
Winning in the new Greenscape category is Zhongshan Park Integrated Development, which integrates retail, hotel and office facilities seamlessly with a public park. The design adopts modern interpretations of Chinese architecture and garden principles, and remains sensitive to the surrounding Balestier context. Project director Suneeth Changaroth said, “The park is vibrant with families and residents, particularly on weekends, and is a good testament of how the development has brought new life to the Balestier conservation area.”
Sunray Headquarters stood out from other industrial factories with its distinctive yellow façade and stacked box design. Ms Chan, who is also the architect, said, “The design challenges the norms of the typical factory through the use of juxtaposed volumes, while keeping functionality and efficiency as the primary consideration.”
The awards ceremony was held on the evening of 30 September at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre.
Awards and categories
• Singapore Sports Hub, Design Award (Special category)
• Sunray Headquarters, Design Award (Industrial, Transport & Infrastructure category)
• Zhongshan Park Integrated Development, Design Award (Greenscape category)
• Four Acres Singapore, Honourable Mention (Institutional category)
• Stephen Riady Centre, Honourable Mention (Institutional category)
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