Student Achievements - 2011

Design Competitions

[ November 2011 ]

Using the Papercrete technique that they learnt in the their Taipei study trip and reusing what they made for their Taiwan exhibition, the MINUS student group won first prize in the Living aRRRt from Urban Waste Competition 2011, jointly organised by Woodgrove Secondary School and National Environment Agency.

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[ October 2011 ]

On 16 September 2011, NUS Department of Architecture hosted the SILA Student Awards 2011 ceremony (Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects) in the department exhibition hall. NUS MLA students won several prices in different categories.

Three Awards, the "Best Design Showcase Award", the "Outstanding Site Studies / Analysis and Investigations Award" as well as the "Top Student Award" went to the same group of MLA students, for their project "Pasig Jeeps" (Manila).

The "Planting Design Award" went to Hoo Xin Yu, for her project "Backyard Network for Cycling".

The "Outstanding Graphic Presentation Award" went to Toh Chong Ji, Nur Syafiqah bte Nahadi, Neha Mehta and Tan Yi Wei, for their project “Orchard Central Park”.

[ September 2011 ]

A team of students from the Department of Architecture Design Technology and Sustainability track (Vignesh Srinivas Kaushik, Baskar Nittin Vignesh and Venkatesan Jayaraman) and Building Science (Rupesh S. Iyengar and Ermanno Cirillo) won second place at the Inaugural BCA-SIA-SGBC Tropical Architecture Design Competition.

[ June 2011 ]

Fabian Fan Ting Zhang won the Award of Honour, Student Category for his project "What if the Kitchen was alive?" at the SARA New York 2011 Design Award's.

"What if the Kitchen was Alive?"

Design Intent: The proposed design questions the role of the Kitchen in the typical Peranakan house. It is often said that the kitchen is where most of the activity happens. However, guests to the house don't really get to experience this kitchen. Imagining a scenario with the kitchen as a living organism, taking over the whole Peranakan house and making itself the main space instead, with the other functions 'floating' in the belly of the kitchen. Program wise, the idea of the catering center is a reflection of the genius loci of the site, about wholesale and trade, so why not the wholesale of food. The bed and breakfast also caters to the tourists, looking to stay away from the main tourist areas of Melaka and exeperiencing what made Melaka Melaka - Trade. At the same time, the restaurant and 24 hr food stalls area along the carpark also make this empty carpark a node and not a transition space.

[ May 2011 ]

PhD student from the Department of Architecture, Nguyen Thi Lan Truc, received the Young CAADRIA 2011 Award at the CAADRIA (Computer-aided Architectural Design Research in Asia) 2011 conference held in Newcastle, Australia on 27 to 29 Apr 2011.

The Young CAADRIA Awards are funded by CAADRIA, given by a committee jointly by CAADRIA and the Conference Host and decided by them after acceptance of papers. Awards are applied to conference registration fees after full papers are accepted. The awardees are chosen on the merit of abstract, contribution and relevance to CAADRIA and demonstrated depth of research interest.


NUS architecture student team of Sim Yunwei Adriel, Ho Lishan and Virginia Goh came in champion in the Students Architecture Category of BIM Skills Competiton. It was a grueling 24 hours on site competition spread over 2 days (25-26 April 2011). There were a total of 47 professional and student teams taking part. For details, please click here.

[ February 2011 ]

MAUD students received awards at the recently judged 2nd Singapore Institute of Planners Awards. The top award were shared by 2 student projects (AY2009/10) representing each, the major project of both semesters, with a merit award given to the entry from the Macau workshop project.

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