Team awarded the Pacific Rim Award for Excellence in Public Interest Design for the project Smile Village Preschool, Playground and Public Space

DATE

December 15, 2018

AUTHOR

Associate Professor Tan Beng Kiang and her team (team leaders: Kally Quah, Joel Tan, Marina Rani, Sheila Ong, Mary Ann Ng, Lam Ching Yan, Dennis Holmberg, Lee Han Jie and Ning Shoujie)

Congratulations to NUS Architecture Associate Professor Tan Beng Kiang and her team (team leaders: Kally Quah, Joel Tan, Marina Rani, Sheila Ong, Mary Ann Ng, Lam Ching Yan, Dennis Holmberg, Lee Han Jie and Ning Shoujie) for winning the Pacific Rim Award for Excellence in Public Interest Design for the project Smile Village Preschool, Playground and Public Space. It is a sustained engagement of a series of projects by different cohorts of students from 2012 to 2017.

Pacific Rim Jury Comments:
This is a remarkable project that demonstrates a long-term, sustained engagement with community partners. Designed and constructed with the participation of children and adults, a series of projects including playground and childcare center provided not only a refuge for children but also social space for village residents who have been relocated from an informal settlement. As a long-term effort with on-ongoing participatory and community building elements, the project holds great socially transformative potential for both local residents and participating university students.

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