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2010 Co-Laureates

Wong Mun Summ & Richard Hassell

Founding Directors of WOHA Architects Pte. Ltd.

Singapore

We acknowledged the architectural contributions of Wong Mun Summ and Richard Hassell from WOHA Architects Pte Ltd in regional contexts through innovating solutions to issues concerning housing, transportation hub / interchange, commercial and institutional building typologies as well as the environment.

In an age concerned with sustainable architecture, they have embraced a series of technologies and techniques, integral in their architecture and effective on their interpretation. The 'Monsoon Window' and 'Vertical Greenery' are examples of this interpretation.

Their architecture is elegant and stylish using materials in a sensible and poetic way. Their buildings do not succumb to attention seeking “icon” but to a quieter response incorporating the essence of “spirit of place”. Their work is being recognized in Asia and globally as a response to tropical architecture and the demonstration of their architecture is and always has been both function and delight.

It is the desire of the Jury that Mun Summ and Richard will continue to explore new architecture consistent with the ideals of the SIA-Getz Architecture Prize as an emerging practice.

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