ARCASIA Awards for Architecture 2016



(Special Award Selected from the 6 Gold Winners)

Sayama Forest Chapel

Hiroshi Nakamura
Location: Saitama, Japan

Category A: Residential Projects

Category A-1 Single Family Residential Projects


House with Gaia Layers

Terukazu Nii and Vasanti Menon Nii
Location: Tokushima City, Japan

San House

Aamer Taher, Jasni Ngahtemin, Albert Yeo and Kompiya Rattanagkul
Location: Jalan Jintan, Singapore


Dancing Mountain House

Budi Pradono
Location: Salatiga, Central Java, Indonesia

Dra house

Gregorius Supie Yolodi, Maria Rosantina and C. Kunti Dewanggani
Location: Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

House 304 - The Well

Kientruc O
Location: Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

House for Trees

Vo Trong Nghia, Masaaki Iwamoto and Kosuke Nishijima
Location: Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Category A-2 Multiple Family Residential Complexes



Tan Eng Keong and Spytl Design Group
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

SIRI House

Jeravej Hongsakul and Wichan Kongnok
Location: Bangruk District, Bangkok, Thailand

Category B: Public Amenity Buildings

Category B-1 Public Amenity: Commercial Buildings



Doan Thanh Ha and Tran Ngoc Phuong
Location: Ha Noi, Vietnam

Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu

Christopher Law, Lin Hao, Ronghao Li, Rique Almeida, SW Kwok, Ray Wong and Peaker Chu
Location: Chengdu, China


The Forum

Location: Hong Kong

Category B-2 Public Amenity: Resort Buildings


Jeju stay BIUDA

Bang, Chul-rin
Location: Jeju-do, Korea


The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto

Hiroaki Otani
Location: Kyoto, Japan

Grand Hyatt, Lijiang

Wei Jiangfang and Zheng Fei
Location: Lijiang, Yunnan Province, China


Encore Mount WuTai Theatre

Zhuxiaodi, Gaobo and Zhuying
Location: Shanxi Province, China

Category B-3 Public Amenity: Social / Institutional Buildings


Sayama Forest Chapel

Hiroshi Nakamura
Location: Saitama, Japan


Akiha Ward Cultural Center

Chiaki Arai, Ryoichi Yoshizaki, Tomonori Nimi and Akira Sogo
Location: Niigata City, Niigata, Japan

Toho Gakuen School of Music

Tomohiko Yamanashi, Tatsuya Hatori, Yasuyo Sasayama and Yoshito Ishihara
Location: Chofu-shi, Tokyo, Japan

Mogao Grottoes Visitor Center

Cui Kai, Wu Bin, Zhao Xiao Gang and Zhang Ru Bing
Location: Dunhuang, China


Library of South University of Science and Technology of China

Meng Yan
Location: Nanshan District, Shenzhen, China

Great Hall OBI

Andry Widyowijatnoko
Location: West Java, Indonesia

Category B-4 Specialised Buildings


Ulsan Museum

Kim Tai Jip and Han Ki Young
Location: Ulsan, Korea


Fitness Center of Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City

Ren Jun
Location: Tianjin, China


Nanjing Lukou International Airport Project Phase 2

Guo Jianxiang, Xia Wei, Feng Xin, LV Cheng, Fu Xiaofei, Yang Jie and Ren Jianmin
Location: Nanjing, China

Category C: Industrial Buildings


Factory Office Renovation

Vo Trong Nghia, Masaaki Iwamaoto, Kuniko Onishi and Nguyen Viet Hung
Location: 12 District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


YTL Communications Centre I

Alexis Mariadass and Spytl Design Group
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Category D: Conservation Projects


Relics Park for The Coal Dock of Xiaguan Power Plant

Yang Ming, Yu Nan, Yu Wenhui and Gu Peng
Location: Nanjing, China


The Fort Bazaar Hotel

Philip Weeraratna, Sumith Perera and Gayan Karunaratna
Location: Galle, Sri Lanka


137 Market Street

Teh Joo Heng
Location: Central Business District, Singapore


Tsang Wai-lun, William
Location: Central, Hong Kong

Shanghai Fashion Center

Pierre Chambron, Xing Tonghe, Yuan Jing, Shi Hongmei, Zhou Wenyi, Zhang Chi and Wang Lan
Location: Shanghai, China

Category E: Social Responsible Architecture



Doan Thanh Ha, Tran Ngoc Phuong and Nguyen Tri Thanh
Location: Cao Bang Province, Vietnam


S House 1

Vo Trong Nghia, Massaki Iwamoto and Kosuke Nishijima
Location: Dong Nai, Vietnam

Category F: Sustainability


Farming Kindergarten

Vo Trong Nghia, Takashi Niwa, Masaaki Iwamaoto, Tran Thi Hang and Kuniko Onishi
Location: Dong Nai, Vietnam


Gardens by the Bay

Khew Sin Khoon, Lee Soo Khoong, Colin Wu and Wong Wai Ying
Location: Singapore

Thao Ho Home Furnishings

Le Minh Quang
Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

AAA 2016

The Organizing Committee

The Committee of this competition is composed of members of the ARCASIA Awards for Architecture Committee, the 17th Asian Congress of Architects


The ARCASIA Awards for Architecture, which is restructured and re-branded to AAA in 2013, is aimed at acknowledging exemplary work done by architects working in Asia. In so doing, it encourages the sustenance of the Asia spirit, the development and improvement of the Asian built environment and enhancement of the awareness of the role of architecture and architects in the socio-economic and cultural life of Asian countries.

With this Award, the intention is also to demonstrate that good architecture is a major component of the positive influence on the human environment, and that physical development in Asia need not be in disharmony with the cultural values, national identity or the natural environment of developing countries in Asia.Objectives of the competition

AAA is aimed at acknowledging exemplary work done by architects working in Asia. In so doing, it encourages the perseverance of the Asian spirit, the development and improvement of the Asian built environment, and the awareness of the role of architects in the socio-economic and cultural life in Asian countries.


Date Event
30 March 2016Nomination Opens
14 June 2016Nomination Closes
4 August 2016Notification of Winners
29 September 2016Awards Presentation Ceremony

The Jury Panel

The independent ARCASIA MASTER JURY shall consist of the following:
1. President of ARCASIA (one)
2. An eminent Non-Architect personality from the host country of Forum/Congress where the Awards are to be adjudged (one)
3. Two eminent Architects from ARCASIA Zones other than the country represented by the President of ARCASIA (Two)
4. An eminent Architect from any region other than the ARCASIA Region (one)

Entry Eligibility

• Architects who are Members of the 19 ARCASIA Member Institutes listed below for projects within or outside the ARCASIA Member Countries; or
• Architects who are not Members of the 19 ARCASIA Member Institutes listed below but are registered with the registration boards/bodies of the ARCASIA Member Countries for projects within or outside the ARCASIA Member Countries;
• Architects who are non-resident of the ARCASIA Member Countries but are registered with their registration boards/bodies in their Country of origin for projects within the ARCASIA Member Countries.

The entry shall be submitted by the applicants through the Member Institutes of ARCASIA or directly to the Convenor of the Awards provided that, they fulfill the formalities required by the Awards Committee.

Member Institutes

AAM Architects Association of Macau
ALACE Association of Lao Architects and Civil Engineers
ASA Association of Siamese Architects under Royal Patronage
ASC The Architectural Society of China
BIA Bhutan Institute of Architects
HKIA Honk Kong Institutes of Architects
IAB Institutes of Architects Bangladesh
IAI Ikatan Arsitek Indonesia
IAP Institute of Architects Pakistan
IIA Indian Institute of Architects
JIA The Japan Institute of Architects
KIRA Korea Institute of Registered Architects
PAM Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia
SIA Singapore Institute of Architects
SLIA Sri Lanka Institute of Architects
SONA Society of Nepalese Architects
UAP United Architects of Philippines
UMA Union of Mongolian Architects
VAA Vietnam Association of Architects


1. Project Description and Details (Form 1)
2. Documentation Drawings (Form 2)
3. Photographic Documentation with explanatory texts in English (Form 3)

Assessment Guidelines

Each applicant may submit one or more projects directly or through his or her respective Member Institutes in as far as each of the submissions complies with the Scope of the Competition and the Right to participate stated above. The material listed under Material to be submitted including the binding statement, as stipulated therein.

A Declaration Form shall be submitted for each project separately.The Entry Forms prepared by ARCASIA shall be used for the project descriptions and presentations. These forms can be obtained from ARCASIA Awards Convenor directly, or from the designated officer of the National Institute of the applicant, or from the ARCASIA website against an application giving the name, postal and e-mail addresses etc. of the entrant.

There will be no limit in the submission of nomination for any of the 10 categories and no charges will be imposed to encourage greater participation and design excellence.

The submission of the nomination shall be in e-format and there shall be two (2) options for submitting the entries as per item 4.1 of the Rules and Regulations (refer to the AAA2016 registration form). The nomination will open in end of February. In addition to online registration, the filled forms may be submitted via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Once we receive the forms, a receipt e-mail with ID no. will be distributed back to the award participant.

The Award winners will be invited to receive the Awards at the special award presentation held in Hong Kong on 29th September 2016. A special Architecture Asia issue on the Award winning projects would also be published.

AAA2016 Convener

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