Singapore’s PARKROYAL and SkyTerrace @ Dawson have been longlisted for inaugural international prize by the Royal Institute of British Architects.
SkyTerrace @ Dawson is a public housing development in Queenstown featuring 40 to 43 storeys high building in 5 apartment blocks. It is a multi-award winning development designed by SCDA Architects, containing 6 sky gardens plus eco-friendly features like solar panels.
Meanwhile, the luxury hotel PARKROYAL on Pickering is located near Chinatown and V On Shenton, well-known for its lush façade and curvaceous. This project is well designed by Woha Architects, which took inspiration from rice paddy fields. The exterior is decorated with more than 10 plant species, such as creepers and palms.
Other outstanding developments that made the longlist includes Sancaklar Mosque by EAAEmre Arolat Architecture and architect Zaha Hadid's Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Overall, 20 countries and 30 different buildings such as private residential developments, large infrastructure developments and places of worship, have been chosen to undergo the first screening process.