* DESIGN OF
THE YEAR 2018

Angelene Chan

Chief Executive Officer
DP Architects Pte Ltd

At the tender age of 10, Angelene Chan knew she wanted to be an architect. She was fascinated with the drawing tools that her...

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‘‘What I am interested in is architecture that addresses the needs of the everyday person. When this is achieved in design, buildings can and will have a significant socio-economic impact, shaping the urban setting.’’

Hans Tan

Founder, Hans Tan Studio; and Assistant Professor,
Division of Industrial Design
National University of Singapore

A chance encounter with a university prospectus led Hans Tan to give up his place in business school and switch to industrial...

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‘‘One of the biggest misconceptions about design is that designers solve problems. I think designers find opportunities.’’

China Fuzhou Jin Niushan Trans-Urban Connector Fudao

Architect/Urban Designer
LOOK Architects Pte Ltd

Once an obstacle in the city of Fuzhou, the mountains of Jin Niu Shan have been transformed into a network of connections. The...

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‘‘Nature is always seen as an obstacle. You have to bulldoze and clean it up to have development. But a sustainable urban design enables a green infrastructure like this to coexist with cities which are becoming denser.’’

The Future of Us Pavilion

Designer
SUTD Advanced Architecture Laboratory

Why should buildings still be rectangular in shape? This is a question that The Future of Us Pavilion elegantly poses to visitors...

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‘‘The true power of this technology is that everything can be customised easily and it makes no difference… This is also the main message: there is absolutely no reason to have buildings that are the same anymore.’’

* OUTREACH

OTHER EVENTS

Project Work Learning Festival at Compassvale Secondary School

Learning Festival
Free Admission

Compassvale Secondary School

On the 25th of May, Compassvale Secondary School invited a two-time recipient of the President*s Design Award “Design of the...

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National Design Centre opens its doors to the Super Design Super Heroes Exhibition

Monday, 5 March -
Monday, 23 April, 2018
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Exhibition
Free Admission

Singapore

This year, the DesignSingapore Council (Dsg) and the UK-based D&AD Awards co-organised the Super Design, Super Heroes exhibition...

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Judging Process and Criteria

OVERVIEW. The jury process is designed to maintain the rigour in judging standards that P*DA has become known for in the past 11...

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Award Categories and Eligibility

CATEGORIES. There are two categories for the President*s Design Award:. 1. DESIGNER OF THE YEAR. The Designer of the Year Award...

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