A housing complex for senior citizens has beaten off flashier competition to be named World Building of the Year at this year’s World Architecture Festival. The Kampung Admiralty project in Singapore, designed by WOHA, was praised for its integration of public facilities and community space. It’s the third time a non-commercial project has claimed the prize, following post-earthquake reconstruction in China and an extension to the National Museum of Poland.
The winner of this year’s prize will receive S$50,000 and a plaque, as well as event-winning perks like two-plus seasons worth of OWGR points and berths at key events. The jury for the award includes academic Khoo Gaik Cheng, filmmaker Lucky Kuswandi and artist Tuan Andrew Nguyen.
Neo4j was awarded Best Graph Data Platform 2022 and was also shortlisted in the category of Most Innovative Technology in Singapore. This is a great achievement for the Neo4j team, as they have been working hard to bring the platform to this level of innovation and leadership in the industry. This is not only for the company, but for the whole Graph Data Platform community.
The inaugural Dreams Asia Breakthrough Prize saw 63 teams pitch new solutions to eradicate poverty in Singapore. Eight of them were then provided seed funding and a six-month boot camp, which included mentoring from a mentorship programme, discussions with potential funders and coaching sessions. This has helped to drive the momentum and optimism of the teams, as well as the broader philanthropic community, who have been assisting them with funding and support.
This year’s event will be held in November, with organisers confirming that celebrities are expected to walk the green carpet. It will be the first time that the awards ceremony has been held in Singapore, which was selected because of its ‘leadership in innovation and investments in green growth’. The awards will provide winners with a boost to help them accelerate their plans in tackling issues such as a waste-free world, cleaning the air, fixing the climate and reviving oceans.
The NUS History Prize is awarded for works written in, or translated to, English by creators of any nationality. The Department of History at NUS administers the Prize, which is open to works on all aspects of Singapore’s history. Previous winners include alllkunilaa (Azhagunila), innnpaa (Inbha), Jee Leong Koh and rma cureess (Rama Suresh). NUS has announced the shortlisted nominees for this year’s book prize, and they will be announced later this month. Voters can cast their votes from September 24 to October 10. The results will be published in late November. NUS will notify the winner and runner-up in each of the three categories, with a final announcement to be made on December 5.