Strait Times reports
“LOCAL architectural firm, Woha, is on a roll. Its founding directors, Wong Mun Summ and Richard Hassell were named winners of this year’s President’s Design Award on Monday night.
The award, now in its third year, recognises Singapore designers’ ability to develop innovative designs that have contributed to Singapore’s economy, environment and culture.
The winning works will be on display at The Urban Redevelopment Authority Centre from Dec 3 to Feb 28.”
[SOURCE: The Strait Times – Winners of design awards].
Engineering and design firm Arup has again triumphed with its work on the National Aquatic Centre, aka the Water Cube. For two years running Arup has received the ACEA’s top prize, with the Water Cube announced as Project of the Year at the 2008 Association of Consulting Engineers Australia (ACEA) Awards for Excellence.
[SOURCE: ARUP – Water Cube wins ACEA Project of the Year]
Professor Andrew MacMillan and Professor Isi Metzstein have been named as joint winners of the RIBA Annie Spink Award for Excellence in Architectural Education.
[SOURCE: RIBA – Winners of the RIBA Annie Spink Award 2008 announced].
Architectural Record reports
“Polshek Partnership has designed a new, 161,000-square-foot facility for the Utah Museum of Natural History in Salt Lake City. The $98 million project will enable the 45-year-old institution to better showcase its collection of fossils, rocks, minerals, and other artifacts.”
[SOURCE: Architectural Record – Utah Museum of Natural History]