Singapore landmarks win world engineering awards


Two Singapore landmarks have been recognised at The Structural Awards 2015. The Singapore Sports Hub was presented with the Supreme Award for Structural Engineering Excellence, while the renovated Victoria Theatre took the Award for Structural Heritage. Engineers behind the projects were presented with the Awards during a ceremony held in London on November 13.
The Structural Awards are held each year by The Institution of Structural Engineers to recognise outstanding accomplishment in the world structural engineering profession.
The Singapore Sports Hub, designed by Arup, is a major new landmark in Singapore. The Hub includes the new National Stadium – a highly adaptable, state-of-the-art, 55,000 seat sports venue, featuring a retractable roof and movable seating.
The Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall is Singapore’s oldest performing arts venue, with a long and distinguished history: hosting numerous key political events, and seeing the first ever performance of Singapore’s national anthem, “Majulah Singapura”, in 1958. Work on the complex by T.Y. Lin International Pte Ltd included the restoration of the Atrium and new, improved access to the clock tower.
Martin Powell, Chief Executive of The Institution of Structural Engineers, said:

“Singapore is a near constant presence among our Structural Awards finalists every year, and we’re delighted to see two very different and equally remarkable projects take awards at this year’s competition.”

The Institution of Structural Engineers is the world’s largest membership organisation dedicated to the art and science of structural engineering. It is a leading source of expertise on all structural engineering and public safety issues in the built environment.