Gardens by the Bay was awarded the prestigious World Building of the Year award at the World Architecture Festival on Friday 5 October.
It also won for best display building for its two conservatories, the Cloud Forest and the Flower Dome.
Officially the prize went to Wilkinson Eyre Architects for the design of the Cooled Conservatories, but festival director Paul Finch stressed at the awards ceremony that this was a magnificent team effort and that the whole team should be recognised. Arup worked with architects Wilkinson Eyre to provide the conservatories’ fire and façade engineering design.
Often regarded as the Oscars of the architectural world, the three-day festival was held at the Marina Bay Sands from 3-5 October. This is the first time it has been held outside of Barcelona, Spain.
The event will return to Singapore for another year, from 2-4 October 2013.