“It has been a real pleasure to be involved in judging this award as I believe the pavilion is such an important building in our times. It offers architects the opportunity to work with a form that is relatively spontaneous – allowing a more immediate dialogue with users and an engagement with the public that references ideas about innovation, range and ambition. The more successful proposals had a clarity of purpose and a strong sense of site and function.“
- David Adjaye (OBE), Lead Advisory Judge.
In October 2014, The Artling, an online art gallery and art advisory, and the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) as partner organisers launched Asia’s first-of-its-kind architectural design competition for an iconic and modular pavilion with OUE Limited as the Official Title Sponsor.
The competition invited young Singapore-incorporated architectural practices founded in or after 2004 to design an 8,000 sq ft, fully-covered and weather-resilient iconic pavilion space/structure that will house a Contemporary Asian Art exhibition.
Supported by the DesignSingapore Council, with the Financial Times as Official Media Sponsor and Epic PR as Official PR Sponsor, the competition aimed to celebrate the evolution of Singapore’s urbanscapes and initiate a new wave of innovation to define the future of the local built environment.
The entries were judged on design impact, adherence to theme, feasibility, transportability, innovative use of materials and sustainable qualities.
The competition was organised as part of the SG50 activities. For other details about the competition please visit www.theartling.com/pavilion
EXHIBITION OF PRIZE WINNING DESIGNS
The Competition attracted a good number of outstanding applications, drawing the following comments:
"The high standard of entries received is a reflection of the creative talent of the participating architectural practices. As a company committed to enhancing the urban environment, we are encouraged by the depth and rigour of the entries. The OUE Artling Archipavilion Design Competition 2014 provides a fitting platform for budding local architects and designers to showcase their talent on the international stage.”
- OUE Limited, Title Sponsor
“The standard of entries was remarkably high. One or two of the designs were superb, alluring, and well worth creating.”
- Jane Owen, Editor, House & Home, Financial Times
All participants have been invited to exhibit their designs at the National Design Centre from 12–27 February 2015.
The names of the Honorable Mentions are listed below. The top 3 finalists are also listed but the placing will only be revealed on 24 February 2015.
PRIZE WINNERS CEREMONY – 24 FEBRUARY 2015
The placing of the Top 3 winners will be revealed at the Prize Winners Ceremony to be held in the Foyer and Auditorium of the National Design Centre.
The event will start at 5pm and end at 7.30pm. The Guest of Honour will be Robert Tomlin, Chairman of the Design Singapore Council. There will be an informal Q&A session with David Adjaye (OBE), the Lead Advisory Judge, hosted by The Artling. David is a Ghanaian-British architect who is recognised as a leading architect of his generation. His bio can be found here.
The ceremony is an invitation-only event. For press inquiries, please contact email@example.com.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS
The Top 3 Finalists in no particular order are:
Entry No A543 Reconfiguring Part to the Whole, The Artling Pavilion
By 23.5 Degree G-Architects Pte Ltd
Entry No: O001, Soft Machine
By Lekker Architects
Entry No: A015, Fleet Art Pavilion
By design @ LOFT Architects
The 5 Honorable mentions in no particular order are:
Entry No: 008S, Pavilion Spore
By Ta:le Architects
Entry No: 1010, OUE Artling Pavilion
By LAUD Architects Pte Ltd
Entry No: 182A, OUE Artling Pavilion
By EHKA Studio
Entry No: P128, The Artery
By Park + Associates Pte Ltd
Entry No: A102, The Dream Lawn
By Check-In Architects
KEY EXHIBITION DETAILS
Venue: National Design Centre
Address: 111 Middle Road, 188969
Dates: 12 – 27 February 2015
Visitor Info: https://www.designsingapore.org/NDC/visitor.aspx
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