It takes gumption, experience and an entrepreneurial spirit for a designer to make the bold decision to start a firm of their own—these local talents have done just that, and with inspiring results to show for it.
Three young firms—AL+, FDAT Architects and Goy Architects—have been selected as joint winners of the Designers on the Rise accolade at the Singapore edition of the Tatler Homes Design Awards 2022, with their forward-thinking approaches that are rooted in principles of sustainable design. These recipients have worked widely in the realms of architecture and design, creating multidisciplinary projects that are visually and functionally cohesive inside and out.
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FDAT Architects co-founders and directors Donovan Soon and Francis Goh, have each worked for a decade at homegrown practice WOHA. The hotel renovation of Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay represented the culmination of what the co-founders learnt over the years and the strength of their creative approach.
The adaptive reuse project beautifully incorporates over 2,400 plants and trees in a 21-storey atrium hotel that was first designed by American architect John Portman in the 1980s.