It is no secret that the Singapore skyline has been growing vertically at a very fast pace, with the Lion City being one of the fastest developing cities in the world. Behind this achievement, though, is a talented breed of Singaporean architects who have made a name for themselves both locally and overseas.
Even some of the city’s most iconic buildings were dreamt up by Singaporean architects. The unique, sustainability-driven Parkroyal on Pickering hotel, for example, is the work of the world-renowned WOHA — founded by Singapore-based Wong Mun Summ and Richard Hassell in 1994. The architectural firm, notable for its unique approach to tropical architecture and urbanism, modelled Parkroyal on Pickering after the topography of natural landscapes — with surfaces that break through glazed outer walls and continue through the reception spaces at ground level.
However, it is worth mentioning that WOHA, along with other Singaporean architects, have ventured (and thrived) overseas as well. These award-winning designers have left a mark on different cities all around the globe. From villas in Bali, to beach resorts in neighbouring Bintan and skyscrapers in Bangalore, here are 5 overseas hotels designed by our own homegrown design talent.
(Featured image credit: Alila Villas Uluwatu / WOHA)