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Two DP Architects projects in Europe – a proposal for the Forest Green Rovers Football Stadium and the urban art installation Cada Cuba Huele al Vino que Tiene for the Logrono Architecture and Design Festival in Spain – have been awarded the Silver prize in the inaugural London Design Awards, organised by DRIVENxDESIGN. This multidisciplinary design award recognises creativity across an extensive range of categories. In the Architecture – Proposed category, The Greenfield: Forest Green Rovers Stadium was commended for its aesthetic, functional, technical and social considerations; while Cada Cuba Huele al Vino que Tiene was awarded for its innovation under the Pop-Up, Installation, Play, Exhibit & Set Design category.
SEAH CHEE HUANG
DP Architects director Mr Seah Chee Huang and senior associate director Mr Ng San Son have been selected to showcase their portfolio of works as part of the 20 Under 45 initiative organised by the Urban Redevelopment Authority. Held every six years and now in its third edition, the initiative selects 20 young and accomplished architects aged 45 and below, based on the merit of their professional achievements and contribution to the architectural discourse in Singapore.
Mr Ng was the lead architect for Civil Service Club at Changi and River Safari as well as the current revitalisation of Downtown East. Passionate about inspiring future generations of architects, he serves as adjunct design tutor at the NUS School of Design and Environment, as well as a mentor to tertiary students in various industry-related programmes and events. The 20 Under 45 exhibition opens on 1 Dec 2017 at the URA Centre with Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong as the guest of honour, and will run until 31 Jan 2018. A publication has also been launched in conjunction with the exhibition.
DP GREEN WINS
SIL A AN D SKY R I S E G R EEN ERY AWAR D S DP Green has received recognition at two recent landscape design awards – the Singapore Landscape Architecture Awards conferred by the Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects (SILA) and Skyrise Greenery Awards by National Parks Board. DP Green’s schemes for D’Resort at Downtown East and Dulwich College received the Merit Award at the 11th Biennial SILA Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner held at Raffles City Convention Centre, on 8 September; while the eco-community garden at Our Tampines Hub received the Skyrise Greenery award, under the Special Award (Educational Institutional) category, held at Singapore Expo on 9 November. The awards honour the best landscape designs in the country and promote innovative greening solutions in urban developments.
NG SAN SON
DPians since 2003, both Mr Seah and Mr Ng have been actively involved in the design and planning of notable projects in Singapore. Mr Seah has completed several inclusive community projects including Singapore Sports Hub and Our Tampines Hub. He also spearheaded Project Bus Stop, a social experiment that re-imagines bus stops as meaningful social nodes; and Goodlife! Makan, a refreshing take on the elderly activity centre typology. He is a key driver of DP Architects’ design initiatives that focus on enhancing design competency. He serves as the first vice president of the Singapore Institute of Architects, and as an adjunct tutor at NUS Department of Architecture since 2006.
DP BRINGS HOME
LONDON DESIGN AWARDS
RHIZOME HOUSE WINS
SIA D ESIG N AWA RD Rhizome House, a light installation created for the Amsterdam Lights Festival, has been awarded the Singapore Institute of Architects Architectural Design Award in the Special Category – Overseas, one of four design awards given this year. Mediacorp Campus, a collaboration with Maki & Associates of Japan, received honourable mention under the Special Category – Others. The award showcases the best designs in the local architecture profession and aims to heighten the general public’s appreciation of good architecture. The award ceremony was held on 5 October at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel. more Industry news on page 21