Straits Times: Sun, Oct 30
The Pinnacle@Duxton has won a prestigious Urban Land Institute (ULI) Global Award for Excellence, the only Asian name this year among the five winners.
Judges were won over by the public housing project's success at meeting housing needs in an urban environment, as well as the transformation of the area's social life with the introduction of younger families.
Another winning factor: The development's ability to preserve the area's heritage.
It joins the likes of the High Line in New York City, San Francisco's California Academy of Sciences, Beijing's Finance Street and Tokyo's Midtown - all past winners in ULI's 33-year-old award, which aims to promote best practices in real estate development.
Completed in 2009, the Pinnacle@Duxton by the Housing Board is the tallest public housing development in Singapore at 50 storeys. Designed by ArcStudio Architecture + Urbanism, it has seven blocks, two skybridges and 1,848 flats housing 7,400 residents.
This is not the project's first award: It was named Best Tall Building by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat; World's Best Housing Development at the World Architecture Festival Awards; and Design of the Year at the President Design Awards here last year.
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Martin Koh/ Sherry Tang