SIA Architectural Design Awards 2021

Categories for Project Submission

2.1 Categorisation for Overseas Projects

a. 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).

b. 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 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)
  • E5 Overseas Projects for Special Categories
  • E61 Innovation and Sustainability: Material and Construction Detailing
  • E72 Social and Humanitarian Architecture

1 E6 aims to encourage innovative use of materials, and to promote creative, elegant architectural construction detailing that pushes the envelope for unique expressions. These may especially be targeted to address a building’s climatic responsiveness and/or performance, to address energy conservation and sustainability. Entries can be architectural elements that are integral parts of a building, or construction methods and techniques. Design drawings, process tests, reports, investigations through photographic record and final execution with explanations to illustrate innovation and performance will be required. For further elaboration, you may refer to “The Attributes of a Sustainable Built Environment” as a guide.

2 E7 aims to acknowledge architectural design excellence that brings positive change to a community. These projects are credited for providing quality spaces, creating opportunities for cultural, educational, charity and/or social equality that uplift the human spirit and living environment.

  • F1 Residential
  • F2 Commercial
  • F3 Exhibition Design (should have curatorial and spatial merit)
  • F4 Overseas Interior Architecture Projects
  • Project for Construction Budget of less than S$2 million

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