AD Round Up: Architecture in Singapore

The Star / Andrew Bromberg of Aedas. Image Courtesy of Aedas

BCI Asia recently released its top ten awards list for architecture firms in Singapore. In recognition of some of these firms, as well as the excellence of the built work across this sovereign city-state, we’ve collected some of our favorite projects from Singapore. In this round-up you’ll find a mall by Aedas, a house by Ong&Ong, and a theme park attraction by DP Architects - all firms that placed on BCI’s list. No less deserving of attention is this public library by LOOK Architects, a hospital by Broadway Malyan, an art school by WOHA. The Tangga House, Cluny House, and The Golden Box, designed by Neri & Hu, Guz Architects, and K2Ld respectively are also fabulous works. We hope you’ll enjoy these projects, as well as our full list of architecture in Singapore located here.

Goodwood Residence / WOHA

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Architects: WOHA
Location: Bukit Timah Road,
Architect In Charge: Richard Hassell Wong Mun Summ
Design Team: Pearl Chee, Alan Lau, Cheah Boon, Kwan Goh, Soon Kim, Hong Feng Lin, Kwong Lay Lay, Balaiyan Sivakumar, Shandy Loh, Anapat Chanadisai
Area: 69,350 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Patrick Bingham-Hall

Nest House / WOHA

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Architects: WOHA
Location:
Architect In Charge: Wong Mun Summ, Richard Hassell, Phua Hong Wei, Tay I-Lin, Kwong Lay Lay, Muhammad Sagitha, Joshua Seow, Benita Tan
Area: 2,080 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Patrick Bingham-Hall

48 North Canal Road / WOHA

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Architects: WOHA
Location: 48 N Canal Rd,
Project Team: Wong Mun Summ, Richard Hassell, Ang Chow Hwee, Daniel Fung, Dennis P. Formalejo, Christina Ong, Eric Barthole
Area: 1,370 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Patrick Bingham-Hall

PARKROYAL on Pickering / WOHA

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Architects: WOHA
Location: ,
Project Team: Wong Mun Summ, Richard Hassell, Donovan Soon, Sim Choon Heok, Toh Hua Jack, Bernard Lee, Amber Dar Wagh, Mappaudang Ridwan Saleh, Evelyn Ng, John Paul Gonzalez, Josephine Isip, Goh Kai Shien, Luu Dieu Khanh, Tan Szue Hann, Alen Low, Pham Sing Yeong, Vanessa Ong, Novita Johana, Andre Kumar Alexander
Area: 29,811 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Patrick Bingham-Hall

Update: WOHA’s ‘Breathing Architecture’ Exhibition

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As an update to last year’s post on WOHA‘s ‘Breathing Architecture’ exhibition, their work has seen great success in and Taichung. Now on its last leg, it will travel to Taipei and be on display from March 22-May 10 at the “Mobile Museum – SEED project”. Reminding us of bold visions of the future, in which plants reclaim nature for themselves, the architects realize the permeation of buildings and landscape, and of interiors and exteriors in projects. WOHA’s tropical architecture is permeable, leafy and interspersed with community spaces, which truly capture the essence of how architecture is breathing. For more information, please visit here. More images can be viewed after the break.

Intercontinental Sanya Resort / WOHA

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Architects: WOHA
Location: 27号 Luling Rd, , Hainan,
Architect In Charge: Richard Hassell, Wong Mun Summ, Herbert Salim, Ranjit Wagh, Lai Soong Hai, Miikka Leppanen, Muhammad Sagitha, Jascha Oakes, Gabriella Patai, Mappaudang Ridwan Saleh, Anapat Chanadisai
Project Manager: Metro Millennium Consolidated Building Consultants Ltd
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 129,117 sqm
Photographs: Patrick Bingham-Hall

‘Breathing Architecture’ Exhibition / WOHA

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WOHA‘s traveling exhibition, ‘Breathing Architecture’, is on its way to , Taiwan after a successful run at the acclaimed Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) in . Taking place at the Info-Box July 26-September 23, the exhibition features concepts of open structures which embrace aspects of community and permeability of form in response to climate and nature.

In Progress: PARKROYAL on Pickering / WOHA

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Located in central , the top tier business hotel and office in a garden project at Hong Lim Park, designed by WOHA, demonstrates how they were able to not only conserve greenery in a built-up high-rise city center, but multiply it vertically in a manner that is architecturally striking, integrated and sustainable. Undergoing construction with scheduled completion in this year, the project has achieved Singapore’s Green Mark Platinum score, the nation’s highest environmental certification. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Update: WOHA’s ‘Breathing Architecture’ Exhibition

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WOHA‘s ‘Breathing Architecture’ exhibition, which will be up until April 29th has been very successful at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) in , Germany. Some of their structures remind us of bold visions of the future, in which plants reclaim nature for themselves. realizes the permeation of buildings and landscape, of interiors and exteriors in projects such as the Singapore School of the Arts and the seminal residential high-rise The Met in Bangkok, which received the International Highrise Award 2010. More images and architects’ description after the break.

School of the Arts / WOHA

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Architects: WOHA
Location: Zubir Said Drive,
Project Team: Wong Mun Summ, Richard Hassell, Sim Choon Heok, Chan Ee Munm, Esther Soh, Ian Donlan, Teh Tien Hwa, Alina Yeo, Kwong Lay Lay, Nixon Jose Sicat, Alen Low, Christina Ong, Evi Syariffudin, Germain Goh, Merlinda Song, Muhammad Halim Bin Wahab, Ong Ker Shing, Pamela Choo, Sabrina Foong
Project Cost: S$121 million
Project Size: 52,945.54 sqm
Completion: 2009
Photographs: Patrick Bingham-Hall

SkyVille @ Dawson / WOHA

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Commissioned by the Housing and Development Board as an exploration of the future of affordable public housing, WOHA‘s public housing design for Skyville @ Dawson consists of 960 homes in . As a response to the enthusiasm received by the public, their project is currently under construction and is estimated to be completed February 2015. The design focuses on 3 themes – community, variety and sustainability. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Oasia Downtown / WOHA

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Oasia Downtown, designed by WOHA, sets out to create an alternative imagery for commercial high-rise developments. It combines innovative ways to intensify land use with a tropical approach that showcases a perforated, permeable, furry, verdant tower of green in the heart of ’s Central Business District (CBD). More images and architects’ description after the break.

Architecture City Guide: Singapore

Thanks to our readers’ help like, Jonathan Choe, we bring you an Architecture City Guide to . The city’s “recent prosperity and extremely dense urban situation has lead to a wealth of incredible architecture from architects around the world,” says Choe. Today we bring you only 12 buildings as a starting point. Please leave some of your favorites in the comment section below as we intend to expand it in the near future.

To check out other cities visit our world map or our Architecture City Guide page.
The Architecture City Guide: Singapore list and corresponding map after the break.

Space Asia Hub / WOHA

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Architects: WOHA Architects
Location: 77 Bencoolen Street,
Completion: 2011
Size: 40,000 sq ft
Budget: S$50,000,000
Photographs: Patrick Bingham-Hall

Breathing Architecture Exhibition

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Share WOHA’s excitement as they exhibit their broad array of works at the acclaimed Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM). Running from December 2-April 29, their first monographic exhibition will feature concepts of open structures which embrace aspects of community and permeability of form in response to climate and nature. More details on the exhibition will soon be available here.

WOHA receives 2011 RIBA Lubetkin Prize

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The Met in Bangkok, Thailand by WOHA has scooped the Royal Institute of British Architects’ () prestigious RIBA Lubetkin Prize for the most outstanding work of international architecture by a member of the RIBA.

A residential skyscraper incorporating outdoor spaces, balconies and gardens, The Met is a 66 storey perforate tower which uses the power of nature to cool the apartments. Wind speeds at that height are considerable, so by punching holes through the building and drawing air up vertical voids in the structure, the architects have been able to introduce natural ventilation to flats at all levels. Some of these floors are kept open to provide communal spaces, which include a garden, a gym, a 50 metre swimming pool and other leisure facilities, such as barbecue and seating areas. More information on the award after the break.

Iluma / WOHA

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Architects: WOHA
Location: 201 Victoria Street,
Project Team: Wong Mun Summ, Richard Hassell, Chan Ee Mun, Dhamaraj Subramaniam, Ang Chow Hwee, Lim Yin Chao, Lim Yee Sze, Alen Low, Andrew MacLennan, Christopher Browne, Elavarasi Rajapackiyam, Johan Hermijanto, Maria Nieva
Client: Jack Investment Pte Ltd
Civil & Structural Engr: LBW Consultants
Mechanical & Electrical Engr: Lincolne Scott Ng Pte Ltd
Quantity Surveyors: KPK Quantity Surveyors Pte Ltd
Media Facade Design: Realities United Gmbh
Lighting Consultant: Lighting Planners Associates Inc.
Landscape Consultant: ICN Design International
Façade Consultant: Arup Façade Engineering
Fire Consultant: Arup Fire (S) Pte Ltd
Acoustic Consultant: Acviron Acoustics Consultants Pte Ltd
Main Contractor: Sim Lian Construction Co (Pte) Ltd
Site Area: 8,920.5 sqm
Project Area: 26,761.5 sqm
Project Year: 2009
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