PARKROYAL on Pickering, Singapore’s first hotel-in-a-garden, has been awarded Design of the Year by The President’s Design Award 2013. Singapore’s most prestigious design accolade recognizes excellence across all design disciplines and is conferred by the President of the Republic of Singapore.
The Award venerates buildings that make a significant difference to the community by improving quality of life through design. Entries are judged by a panel of expert jurors from both Singapore and overseas. Jointly organised by DesignSingapore Council and the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), this year’s award saw a total of 131 nominations. In total, nine awards were given out for Design of the Year.
PARKROYAL on Pickering, designed by the award winning WOHA, is one of only 65 projects to have been singled out since The President’s Design Award was first founded seven years ago. This year, the hotel was commended by the Jury for ’’solving a complex problem radically with imagination and flair, bringing lush greenery and integrated landscape to high-rise development’’.
The Design of the Year joins a host of awards already received by PARKROYAL on Pickering in its first year of operation. Since opening in January 2013, the property has established itself as a design icon and ground-breaking hotel garnering accolades, across the spectrum of architecture, design, property, sustainability and greenery.
Most recently, the hotel was given the Outstanding Award by the Skyrise Greenery Awards 2013. Granted by Singapore’s National Parks Board (NParks), PARKROYAL on Pickering was recognized for the skillful integration of sky gardens within the hotel’s architecture, allowing guests to view and enjoy greenery from every room. PARKROYAL on Pickering was also named Hotel of the Year by the World Architecture News (WAN) Awards 2013. Judges described the property as a garden online casino of ‘warmth and vitality’ floating through Singapore’s canyon of concrete. PARKROYAL on Pickering’s sustainable project design and green efforts have also earned the 2013 HICAP Sustainable Project Design Award, as well as the Solar Pioneer Award for its innovative solar energy system. It has also been the first hotel awarded with the BCA Green Mark Platinum, Singapore’s highest green rating.
About PARKROYAL on Pickering
PARKROYAL on Pickering, a PARKROYAL Collection hotel, is managed by the Pan Pacific Hotels Group. A further expression of the PARKROYAL brand, a PARKROYAL Collection hotel is distinguished by its unique architecture and design elements while embodying the intrinsic PARKROYAL characteristics of modern comfort, uncomplicated service and authentic local connections.
Designed by award-winning architectural firm WOHA, PARKROYAL on Pickering adopts a hotel-in-a-garden concept and incorporates energy-saving features throughout the property. Its sustainable project design and green efforts have earned it the BCA Green Mark Platinum, Singapore’s highest green rating, as well as the Solar Pioneer Award for its innovative solar energy system.
Strategically located at the key gateways to Singapore’s central business district, Hong Lim Park and bustling Chinatown, the 367-room property provides an urban oasis in downtown Singapore, with convenient access to waterfront entertainment and dining options along the Singapore River as well as cultural gems across the island. PARKROYAL on Pickering, a PARKROYAL Collection hotel, is ‘Your Trusted Local Companion’ in Singapore.