The International Building Design Competition was jointly organised by the Building and Construction Authority and Singapore Polytechnic and sponsored by Teambuild Engineering & Construction Pte Ltd.  Based on the theme ‘Touching Our Earth Lightly’, the 2019 competition invited students to develop a conceptual design of a co-working office building/buildings in the natural environment of Coney Island, with the aim of nurturing a healthy community of millennial freelancers and small start-up companies.  Students were challenged to develop a design that go beyond established rules of a conventional office, and encouraged to explore future workspace designs that will enhance work culture.

    Over 20 proposals were received, of which eight were shortlisted for final evaluation by a panel of judges comprising:

  • Mr. Raymond Chan
    Director (Special Projects), Teambuild Engineering & Construction

  • Ms. Jennifer Wee
    BIM Manager, Lum Chang Building Contractors Pte Ltd

  • Mr. Mark Denis T. Ong
    Associate Director, P&T Consultants Pte Ltd

  • Ar. Owen Wee
    Principal Architect, Surbana Jurong Consultants Pte Ltd

  • Dr. Tan Kee Wee
    Programme Director, Building and Construction Authority

  • Dr. Edward Ang
    Director, Building and Construction Authority

  • Ms. Mika Feng
    Senior Manager, Building and Construction Authority


Held for the first time in 2019, the SGBC Green Building Design Thinking Challenge tasked secondary school students to come up with creative green building solutions that blend environmental performance with end-user experience.

A total of 20 teams submitted proposals, of which eight were shortlisted for final evaluation by a panel of judges comprising:

  • Dr. Ho Nyok Yong
    President, Singapore Green Building Council and Chief Operating Officer, Samwoh Corporation

  • Ar. Tai Lee Siang
    Executive Director, BuildSG, Building and Construction Authority

  • Ar. Tan Szue Hann
    Managing Director, MINIWIZ Singapore

  • Ms. Foo Peng Er
    Vice President, Corporate Sustainability, CapitaLand  Group