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Arup wins top awards at ACES

Australasia Press Office
4 March 2016

Arup won four awards at the Association of Consulting Engineers Singapore’s (ACES) 45th annual dinner.

The awards celebrate the very best in engineering and design excellence, from the engineering consultants to the built environment. Present at the ceremony was Mr Lim Swee Say, the event’s guest-of-honour, and the Minster for Manpower.

In the built environment, two recent Arup projects, South Beach and Jubilee Bridge, were accorded accolades in the Civil & Structural category of the ACES Design Excellence Award.

South Beach won the Excellence Award for its structurally sophisticated engineering and design – a model of Singapore’s ‘city in a garden’ concept. An exemplary showcase of sustainability strategies, South Beach’s central feature is its ribbon-like, lightweight, nature-inspired canopy, seamlessly connecting the heritage buildings within the development, with two modern towers.

Jubilee Bridge, an iconic pedestrian bridge, received a Merit Award for its structurally efficient and elegant engineering and construction. A commemorative tribute to Singapore’s 50 years of independence, it forms part of a masterplan to transform the city state into a walkable city.

Arup engineers, Joe Lam and Sebastian Lee, were presented with Young Consulting Engineer of the Year awards, with Joe and Sebastian recognised in the Structural Engineering and Civil Engineering fields respectively.

As Young Consulting Engineers of the Year, both Joe and Sebastian demonstrated strong technical expertise and a natural aptitude for leadership. Joe was commended for his instrumental role in steering design and qualitative decisions on monumental projects which have shaped Singapore’s skyline. Sebastian was commended for his thoughtful and clear-sighted leadership of multidisciplinary teams, and his involvement in landmark rail and masterplanning projects, key to Singapore’s development.