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Arup awarded for design excellence in four Singapore projects

Jennifer Shand Jennifer Shand Australasia Press Office,Sydney
22 June 2020

The Association of Consulting Engineers Singapore (ACES) presented Arup with four awards in the Civil and Structural category at this year’s ACES Design Excellence Awards.

The Excellence Award, the highest accolade, was presented to our teams that worked on the Outram Community Hospital and TE2 Woodlands Station for the first stage of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL). 

Our works on Paya Lebar Quarter, a mixed-use development at a designated area that forms a part of a CBD decentralisation plan, as well as JTC trendspace, a multi-tenanted hub for the furniture industry, were recognised with the Merit Award. 

Arup is honoured to have worked on projects that are strengthening the resilience of critical infrastructure in healthcare and rail, and enhancing the quality of life and overall impact to the community in Singapore. ”

Tan Yoong Heng Singapore Office Leader

Placing commuters’ experiences first

At the heart of the TE2 Woodlands Station design was a focus on the commuter experience. This aspiration resulted in an alignment optimised for travellers connecting between the North-South Line and the new TEL platforms, and the mitigation of concourse congestion.


Creating a continuity of care

Outram Community Hospital was designed for healthcare continuity and facilitation of patients transitioning from acute to sub-acute care. Supporting that objective were features including a link bridge, underground logistics network and a main trunk road. We also pushed design boundaries with the use of the first high-strength and concrete-encased steel columns in Singapore.


ACES was formed in 1971 to represent Singapore’s consulting engineers and elevate the professional standards and work practices across the industry. The ACES Design Excellence Award accords recognition to projects that demonstrate engineering excellence and quality, originality and innovation, and impact to the profession at large.