Singapore, 27 November 2020 – The timeless Raffles Hotel Singapore, which was officially reopened in August 2019 after undergoing a three-year restoration and refurbishment, is one of the recipients in the 19th Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) Architectural Design Award.
Raffles Hotel Singapore received the award for the exemplary detailing in the repair works and its incisive execution, by which the national icon is preserved. Undertaken by Aedas, the delicate treatment involved state-of-the-art restoration techniques to revive the heritage building back to its original glory, enabling it to thrive for the next 100 years.
The restoration techniques and materials seek to heal the deterioration perpetrated by time while injecting modern technology, such as the latest in-room technology, to better position this heritage hotel in the 21st century.
Aedas led the multi-disciplinary team for the hotel’s renovation, including heritage consultant Studio Lapis, interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud for the hotel, Jouin Manku for the restaurant BBR by Alain Ducasse, and Aedas Interiors for the Chinese restaurant Yi by Jereme Leung.
The SIA Architecture Awards recognises the achievements of SIA’s members in their pursuit of architectural excellence and motivates architects to push the boundaries with innovative solutions. The awards also aim to heighten the appreciation and patronage of good architectural design from both the architectural fraternity as well as the general public.
This year, there are a total of 20 Design Awards and 11 Merit Awards in the six submission categories. In addition, two projects are conferred the “Building Of The Year”: Jewel Changi Airport and Sky Green.
– Construction+ Online