Newton Suites by Singapore’s WOHA Designs has been selected as one of the 5 finalists of the International Highrise Awards 2008. This places a design project by a Singapore enterprise alongside another 4 international finalists, namely Foster & Partners (New York), Renzo Piano (New York), OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture – Beijing) and Mass Studies (Seoul). The finalists are top-notch, high profile international architectural firms. Sir Norman Foster (Foster & Partners), Rem Koolhaas (OMA) and Renzo Piano for instance, were winners of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, which honours architects and is widely described as "architecture's most prestigious award" or "the Nobel of architecture." The 5 finalists are selected amongst 26 nominated highrise projects from 11 countries, and will compete for the award to be announced on 14 November 2008.