Categories for Project Submission

2.1 Categorisation for Overseas Projects

Overseas projects will be eligible for submission and will be assessed under the respective categories (e.g. Overseas Condominiums to be submitted under Category A3 Overseas Residential Projects).

The project submitted under the respective overseas categories must be completed and the SIA Member was involved up to its completion stage, even if he/she is not the Qualified Person for that project.

2.2 List of Categories of Submission

  • A1 Low-Density Housing (Terraces, Bungalows, Semi-Detached and Cluster Housing)
  • A2 High-Density Housing
  • A3 Overseas Residential Projects
  • B1 Office Buildings
  • B2 Shopping Centres
  • B3 Mixed Developments (Shopping, Office, Apartment, Hotel)
  • B4 Hotels
  • B5 Recreational Buildings (Golf Clubs, Bowling Alleys, Marinas, Stadiums, Swimming Complexes, Retirement Village etc.)
  • B6 Overseas Commercial Projects
  • C1 Educational and Community Buildings (Schools, Universities, Polytechnics, Kindergardens, Colleges, Community Centres, Libraries, Museums etc.)
  • C2 Religious Buildings (Churches, Temples, Mosques etc.)
  • C3 Healthcare Buildings (Hospitals, Polyclinics, Clinics, Wellness Centre etc.)
  • C4 Overseas Institutional Projects
  • D1 Industrial and Utility Buildings (Sub Stations, Treatment Plants, Power Stations, Desalination Plants etc.)
  • D2 Transport Buildings (MRT Stations, Bus Terminals, Ferry Terminals, Airports etc.)
  • D3 Overseas Industrial, Transport & Infrastructure Projects
  • E1 Urban Interventions (Masterplans, Shelters, Connectors, Amphitheatre, Place Making, Street Furniture etc.)
  • E2 Alterations & Additions (for all building types)
  • E3 Conservation
  • E4 Innovation: Material and Construction Detailing
  • E5 Detail for Sustainability
  • E6 Others (Any others that are not included under the preceding categories e.g. temporary building like show flat, kiosk, bus-stop, world-expeditions, workers quarters)
  • E7 Overseas Projects for Special Categories
  • E8 Social / Humanitarian Architecture (NEW)
  • F1 Residential
  • F2 Commercial
  • F3 Exhibition Design (should have curatorial and spatial merit)
  • F4 Overseas Interior Architecture Projects

2.3 Reallocation of cateogry and number of award in each category.

The Jury may choose to reallocate an entry at its discretion to a different category where deemed necessary. In the case of a project entered separately for different categories, it shall be the Jury’s sole discretion to judge the project under the category which, in their opinion, is the most fitting for the project. There is no limit to the number of awards each category can have

SIAADA 2019 Stats


Intellectual Property Rights

SIA shall have the right to publish, display, reproduce or otherwise publicise or communicate all submissions submitted, subject to appropriate citation and acknowledgement of the authors. Such right shall be exercisable by SIA without any payment, charge or fee whatsoever to any person.The winners shall also allow their project (including representations of the design and the names of the architectural practice, developer, other main consultants and builder) to be published on the URA Architecture Excellence Portal.

SIA reserves the right to retain all submissions for the Competition for display after the winning ideas have been announced. SIA will inform all participants in writing to collect those submissions no longer required by SIA within a specified time, after which they would be disposed of.


Entrant may send queries in English by email to SIA Secretariat at Such email shall clearly state “SIAADA 2020” as the subject heading. Only upon receipt of an acknowledgement email sent by the SIA Secretariat shall the query be officially registered for a response. Deadline for submission of questions is 10 Feb 2020.

Responses to all queries will be made known via a posting on Awards Website ( on or before 17 Feb 2020.

Entrant who elects to apply for participation after 10 Feb 2020 shall void their rights to submit any query. However, a copy of the responses to the registered queries will be extended to these late applicants.