Interior Architecture – SIA Architectural Design Awards 2021
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SIA Architectural Design Awards 2021 – Interior Architecture

Merit Award

o YTL Headquarters, Ministry of Design Pte Ltd

YTL new HQ brings together key staff across different departments, under 1 roof, for the first time. The brief was to provide a unifying spatial identity for their staff’s alignment. We sought to balance respecting YTL’s legacy of corporate professionalism, infused with a future-forward attitude that embraces change.

Jury Citation:

The Jury is impressed with the designer’s intention to bridge the aspirations of both the founding and newer generations of leaders within the company through design. A timeless grandiose aesthetics is used to enhance the visitors’ approach to the lift lobby at the first storey. Pristine white marble with metal accents and a confetti-like installation were used to moderate the tall volume and create a memorable entry. The 8th, 9th and 10th storeys house communal meeting and shared facilities. Here, there is a careful balance of café style hospitality areas with corporate meeting spaces. There is a decidedly younger energy here with open and friendly spaces. Corporate image is also considered while making design decisions. The design is skillfully executed within a difficult and narrow office tower footprint.