Jan 05, 2023 11:00

Surbana Jurong wins big in Singapore Landscape Architecture Awards 2022

Surbana Jurong’s landscape architecture designs have again been recognised at the Singapore Landscape Architecture Awards. In the 2022 edition, the team won eight awards, including one gold and one silver, for its Singapore, China and Vietnam projects. Organised by the Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects (SILA), the awards celebrate the best of landscape architecture design by Singapore architecture firms. This is the fourth time the landscape architecture team has been conferred the prestigious awards.

1. SILA2022 awards ceremony
Oliver Ng, Director, Landscape, SJ architecture (middle) receiving the Gold award for Yazhou Bay Coastal Belt from Mr Tan Kiat How, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information & Ministry of National Development (first from left).

Oliver Ng, Director, Landscape, SJ architecture at Surbana Jurong shares, “Our landscape design philosophy is to create innovation designs incorporating ecological resilience, biodiversity and smart technologies, based on rigorous research. We actively explore new ways to reinvent the landscape design of our projects. We believe such design thinking contributed to the awards we won in 2022, including the International Federation of Landscape Architects AAPME Awards and HDB Design Awards, and are really honoured to be recognised at the SILA 2022 awards.”

Here are the winning projects by the landscape architecture team.

A Climate Resilient Yazhou Bay Coastal Belt (China)
Gold Award (Analysis & Planning category)

2. Climate Resilient Yazhou Bay Coastal Belt

This landscape master plan puts forth three main design elements to address existing conditions – the restoration of ecological wetland to preserve the integrity of the ecosystem, the reforestation of the coastal belt to strengthen natural habitats, and the creation of a resilient riverfront park to enhance the sustainability through smart technology and innovative solutions.

The SILA jury citation states that the landscape architects collected and analysed the climate and environmental data to ensure that the design can help to restore and enhance the area. Different treatments based on the ecological sensitivity of the site stood out, demonstrating the careful consideration by the architects.

Provoking Urban Vitality: Landscape Planning of Nan Fan (China)
Silver Award (Analysis & Planning category)

3. Provoking Urban Vitality Landscape Planning of Nan Fan

The landscape design seeks to connect communities through people-centre transportation, holistic application of smart city concepts, and activation of community nodes. Water-sensitive urban design, biodiversity preservation and vertical greenery are implemented to improve environmental sustainability. These design elements are imbued into a central green corridor to promote an urban fabric which evokes a sense of vitality.

The SILA jury citation stated that the landscape development model married the needs of the community and ecology. Water-sensitive urban design and green infrastructure ensure that the design achieves functionality while providing recreation and supporting conservation.

Activating Urban Water Genes at Jiashan Wuzitang Waterfront (China)
Merit Award (Analysis & Planning category)

Jiashan Riverfront lr

Blue-Green Masterplan Angel Island, Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
Merit Award (Analysis & Planning category)

Vietnam Eco Island lr

An Oasis for People & Nature: Yishun Boardwalk & Park (Singapore)
Merit Award (Analysis & Planning category)

Yishun Boardwalk

Northshore StraitsView (Singapore)
Merit Award (Residential category)


Alkaff Oasis (Singapore)
Merit Award (Residential category)

Upper Serangoon Heritage Corridor (Singapore)
Merit Award (Parks & Recreational category)