Winners of design awards – Strait Times

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].

ARUP wins ACEA Project of the Year for Beijing Watercube

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]

Sydney Opera House designer dies at 90

“Danish architect Jorn Utzon, who designed the Sydney Opera House, has died at the age of 90”

“Utzon was famous for the design of the impressionist Opera House, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site last year, but he also designed the National Assembly of Kuwait and several prominent buildings in his native Denmark.”

[SOURCE: Reuters & Xinhua – Sydney Opera House designer dies at 90]

Winners of the RIBA Annie Spink Award 2008 announced

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].

Utah Museum of Natural History – Architectural Record

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]

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