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Architecture & Urban Design Excellence Programme

Our programme was set up to promote Singapore as a hub of architectural and urban design excellence. It seeks to raise public awareness of good architecture and urban design and encourage a more vibrant and design-conscious community.


The "20 Under 45: The Third Edition" exhibition, held at The URA Centre.

In particular, the programme encourages design in sustainability to develop Singapore as a green city. Given Singapore's limited land, sustainable architecture and urban design strategies are crucial in making Singapore a liveable city.

Here are 3 ways it promotes Singapore as a hub for excellence:

  • Promote and showcase Singapore’s brand of architecture locally and globally through exhibitions, talks and international platforms
  • Recognise and demonstrate good design through awards such as the President’s Design Award
  • Develop important literature and documentation of Singapore’s built environment to share best practices and key ideas through books and other ways

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