Enter the International Skyrise Greenery Awards 2011 by July 25!

July 7, 2011 at 5:34 pm

If you are an architect who is a member of Arcasia Institutes or the International Union of Architects, then you need to consider submitting a project to the prestigious Skyrise Greenery Awards 2011 which recognizes greening efforts in high rise developments in Singapore and internationally:

“Skyrise Greenery is a concept that integrates green elements into the built environment. As physical living conditions become increasingly stratified, we need to look to innovative Skyrise Greenery to offer a sphere of new possibilities in our physical and social environments. It represents a vision to evolve our ever-intensifying cities into urbanscapes that are dynamic in more environmental and sustainable ways.

The Skyrise Greenery Awards aim to promote and reward greening efforts in urban developments. The Awards recognise architects taking the lead role in provisioning for green elements from the initial design stages, working in conjunction with stakeholders to bring a project to fruition.” ~ International Skyrise Greenery Awards 2011

Jointly organized by Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) and National Parks Board (NParks), the objectives of this Skyrise Greenery Awards are:

a)       To promote Skyrise Greenery in urban developments by recognising the architect / owner / designer / management team who pays particular attention to Skyrise Greenery.

b)       To encourage creative and original landscaping ideas in Skyrise Greenery.

c)         To encourage architecture design with innovative use of greenery and landscaping to create a positive environment to live, work and play in.

d)       To highlight the importance of team effort in the implementation, carrying through of design intentions and maintenance of landscaping works in Skyrise Greenery.

Jointly organized by Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) and National Parks Board (NParks), the Skyrise Greenery Awards 2011 is now in its fourth year.  We had the pleasure of attending last year’s ceremony at the International Skyrise Greenery Conference, where I was a presenter (read all about it here).

Below are last year’s winners:

Khoo Teck Puat Hospital in Singapore received the first place prize, above.

36-38 Armenian Street in Singapore took home the second place prize, above.

The third place winner was “Head for the Hill,” also known as Growing Up and 131 Queen Street in Melbourne, Australia, above.

Prizes & Awards

Winning projects will receive a National Parks Board Skyrise Greenery Award. One plaque will be presented to each of the following:

a)       Architect

b)       Owner/Developer

c)         Landscape Architect/Designer

d)       Landscape Contract Manager

Prize money shall also be awarded to the applicant of the winning entry.  Nothing to scoff at, that’s for sure:

First Prize:                         USD$8,000.00

Second Prize:               USD$5,000.00

Third Prize:                       USD$2,000.00

Important Dates

Closing Date for Registration: 25 July 2011

Closing Date for Submission: 1 August 2011

As they say, participate and be recognized in your greening efforts of high rise developments!  Click the poster below or visit Skyrise Greenery Awards 2011 to learn about submission requirements, judging criteria, and more:

Happy Skyrise Greening,

Linda V.