LaSalle-SIA ‘glass gem’ bags top building award

LaSalle-SIA ‘glass gem’ bags top building award 

 

It scoops Building of the Year title handed out by Singapore Institute of Architects

By Jessica Lim 

 

THE new LaSalle-SIA campus complex, a striking array of glass and stone facades linked by bridges, scooped top honours at the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) awards ceremony on Wednesday night.

 

A panel of five named the complex as Building of the Year and made its designers, RSP Architects Planners and Engineers, the stars of the show at Suntec Convention Centre ceremony.

 

‘We wanted the LaSalle building to integrate with the grain of the city and be dynamic; we accomplished this and we are very happy about the win,’ said the company director Pok Siew Fatt.

 

SIA handed out 21 awards – selected from 157 submissions – including for the best project below $1m in construction cost and the top residential project as well as for interior architecture.

 

The judging panel included SIA president Tai Lee Siang; the head of National University of Singapore’s architecture department, Professor Wong Yunn Chii; and renowned architect Mok Wei Wei.

 

They evaluated submissions on points such as sustainability, elegance of construction and attention to detail.

 

Source: Straits Times

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