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    Australians make colourful mark at Singapore Architecture Awards

    Two Australian-born architecture firms have taken home prizes from the Singapore Architecture Awards (SIA) including Studio 505 for its colourful primary school upgrade in Nanyang. 

    The Melbourne-based studio was joined by WA-born Kerry Hill Architects (KHA) on the winner’s stage, both grabbing major category prize at the SAI’s 16th annual program.

    KHA won the Residential Projects – Design Award for its Hana residential development in Singapore, while Studio 505 received the Institutional Projects–Design Award for its leading role on the immensely colourful Upgrading of Nanyang Primary School (NPS), also in Singapore.

    Ironically, what stands out for most about the NPS was not the reason it picked up the honour. The SIA judges actually considered the project’s colour palette overly forceful and said they were more convinced with its massing strategy and the architect’s ability to tie together different volumes of spaces, such as basketball court and classrooms, and also conceal the services

    KHA also received an honourable mention for its City of Perth Library project in the Interior Architecture Projects and Institutional Projects categories. The City of Perth Library was also recently shortlisted for the Australian Institute of Architects’ National Architecture Awards.  

    Singapore-based architecture practice WOHA, which was co-founded by Australian architect Richard Hassell, also took home three awards and received two honourable mentions across three different categories.

    In total, 27 projects were honoured across six categories which included residential, commercial, institutional, industrial, transport and infrastructure, special and interior architecture.

    The winning projects by Australian architecture firms are:

    RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS

    DESIGN AWARD

    SkyVille at Dawson by WOHA Architects
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    Image: Patrick Bingham-Hall 

    Hana by Kerry Hill ArchitectsHANA-Facade.jpg
    Image: Pontiac Land

    HONOURABLE MENTION

    • Goodwood Residence by WOHA Architects

    COMMERCIAL PROJECTS 

    DESIGN AWARD

    Parkroyal On Pickering by WOHA Architects

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    Image: Patrick Bingham-Hall 

    HONOURABLE MENTION

    • The Lalu Qingdao by Kerry Hill Architects

    INSTITUTIONAL PROJECTS

    DESIGN AWARD

    Upgrading Of Nanyang Primary School by Studio 505 (design architect), LT&T (local executive architect) and AVID Architects17-Nanyang-Pri-Sch.jpg
    Image: Singapore Institute of Architects

    HONOURABLE MENTION

    • City Of Perth Library ­by Kerry Hill Architects 

    SPECIAL CATEGORIES

    DESIGN AWARD

    Enabling Village by WOHA Architects9c600b8906e557924fcaf70e868bddd1.jpg
    Image: Singapore Institute of Architects

    HONOURABLE MENTION

    • Space Asia Hub by WOHA Architects

    INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE PROJECTS

    DESIGN AWARD

    Aman Tokyo by Kerry Hill Architectscbfb4a7a5dd8b8c18252d333cd7147d3-1.jpg
    Image: Lighting Planners Assoc./Toshio Kaneko, Nacasa & Partners

    HONOURABLE MENTION

    • City Of Perth Library by Kerry Hill Architects 

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    Image: Nicholas Putrasia 

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