The World Architecture Festival recently announced the finalists of its annual WAF Awards. SOM’s Tanjong Pagar Centre, located in Singapore and slated to open in 2016, was shortlisted in the “Commercial Mixed-Use – Future Projects” category and is now eligible for additional accolades.
This year, the WAF awards selected finalists in 30 subcategories, representing a variety of building types, as well as both built and unbuilt work. For this first round of recognition, WAF judges were asked to shortlist projects that exhibited “design quality in the round, looking for evidence of innovation, imagination, expression, etc.” As a shortlisted firm, SOM will now present the Tanjong Pagar Centre to a panel of judges at the annual World Architecture Festival, which will take place this November in Singapore.
Slated for completion in 2016, Tanjong Pagar Centre will feature prominently on Singapore’s skyline as the city’s tallest tower. The premier quality business and lifestyle hub will provide a mix of uses, comprising office, residential, retail, and hospitality in the capital’s historic central business district. The 160,000-square-meter project is conceived not only as a singular landmark, but also as a gateway to redevelopment along Singapore’s waterfront. Projected to achieve both Greenmark and LEED© Platinum certification, Tangjong Pagar Centre reflects Singapore’s meteoric growth and informs its continued, sustainable success.