Martin No.38 – a warehouse themed development by SC Global Developments – was awarded both the prestigious ‘Building of the Year Award’ and the top Design Award within the residential category (apartments and condominiums) at the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) Architectural Design Awards 2012.
The SIA ‘Building of the Year’ award is the highest accolade conferred by the Institute, awarded across all categories of developments from residential, commercial and institutional through to industrial, transport and infrastructure.
Designed by Kerry Hill Architects, the industrial aestheticism of Martin No. 38 was inspired by the warehouse lofts of Lower Manhattan in New York and combines an urban architecture of raw concrete and base metal finishes to celebrate the rich textures and unadorned beauty of materials in their natural form.
The judges’ citation recognized the developments unconventional interpretation of luxury and commended its precise attention to detail “Martin No.38 is the most elegantly designed and well crafted building.”
They added “The form is clean and well-proportioned, providing sensible volumes to create good spaces and apartment layouts, beautiful lobbies, gardens and amenities.” The judges concluded, “Without a doubt, the architecture of Martin No.38 is arresting in its clarity, rich in meaning, and is ultimately a timeless contribution to Singapore’s architectural heritage.”
Two other developments by SC Global also received an Honourable Mention, clinching 2 out of the 3 awards conferred within the residential (apartments and condominiums) category.
An Honourable Mention was awarded to the ultra-luxurious condominium The Marq on Paterson Hill in the residential (apartments and condominiums) category, the only condominium in the world to have private cantilevered lap pools in every unit of one tower.
SC Global’s first commercial development Newton 200, an exclusive 9-storey luxurious office building also received an Honourable Mention within the commercial (office buildings) category.
Both developments were designed by SCDA Architects.