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For the first time, an engineer is a Designer of the Year

Hossein Rezai wins the President's Design Award, along with architects Rene Tan and Raymond Woo

Tokio Marine Centre (left) – one of the projects of chartered engineer Hossein Rezai (right) – stands out for its external columns which create an exoskeleton structure to support the building vertically and laterally.

ipli Architects’ Wah Son @ Seletar Aerospace Park won the jury over.

Rene Tan (left) visits the sites of all his projects every Saturday. Raymond Woo (right) has designed famous buildings such as Singapore Science Centre and Ngee Ann City


WHEN looking at a building, what usually strikes first is how well the architect has designed it. What is less obvious is its structure - which is important and necessary, since this is what holds up the building.

For the first time since the President's Design Award was...

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