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Featured Buildings Involving WOHA Architects

PARKROYAL on Pickering

PARKROYAL on Pickering, Singapore

In PARKROYAL on Pickering the green strategies work together in a way that is both operationally sound and aesthetically captivating.

SkyVille @ Dawson

SkyVille @ Dawson , Singapore

SkyVille @ Dawson is a public housing project that provides 960 family homes while including a high level of amenities that foster communal living in a sustainable atmosphere.

The Hansar

The Hansar, Bangkok

In the tall building world of so many often-ridiculous gestures, The Hansar has a fantastic balance and poise embodying principles of sustainable and tropical living.

The Hyde

The Hyde, Sydney

The Hyde's north-facing façade was designed as a transparent window to provide residents with maximum views of the skyline, Hyde Park, and Royal Botanic Gardens.

The Met

The Met, Bangkok

The Met creates enjoyable tropical living conditions at extremely high densities. Located between two train stations, the development permits a higher use of existing infrastructure.

The Pano

The Pano, Bangkok

The Pano’s unique environment is inspired by the dramatic landscape of Thailand, where the form of the development takes on a poetic abstraction of nature.

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About WOHA Architects

WOHA Architects was founded by Wong Mun Summ and Richard Hassell in 1994. WOHA’s earliest projects comprised a series of private houses and the Church of St Mary of the Angels in Singapore, which were well-publicized and received many awards.

WOHA demonstrate a commitment to the implementation of sustainable yet innovative architecture, and within each project, they conceptualize all aspects of the architectural process: master planning, formal architecture, interior design, landscaping, lighting and furniture design.

As an indication of WOHA’s versatility and growing global recognition, the practice won two titles in two consecutive years (in four separate categories) at the 2009 and 2010 World Architecture Festival. The practice currently has projects under construction in Singapore, China, India, Indonesia and Thailand.

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WOHA Architects Connected Global News

Singapore’s Oasia Hotel’s Vertical Greenery Growing In

Singapore’s Oasia Hotel’s Vertical Greenery Growing In

31 Jul 2017, Singapore – Completed in 2016, Oasia Downtown's living wall is blossoming. With 21 varieties of…

Singapore’s Oasia Downtown Officially Completes After Hotel Opening

Singapore’s Oasia Downtown Officially Completes After Hotel Opening

18 Apr 2016, Singapore – After nearly four years of construction beginning in 2012, the 27-story Oasia Downtown…

Brisbane’s 443 Queen Street Receives Approval Amid Controversy

Brisbane’s 443 Queen Street Receives Approval Amid Controversy

23 Mar 2016, Brisbane – Brisbane's 443 Queen Street was approved by the city council in December 2015, and will…

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WOHA Architects Connected Global News

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Singapore’s Oasia Hotel’s Vertical Greenery Growing In
31 Jul 2017 – Singapore, Singapore
Completed in 2016, Oasia Downtown's living wall is blossoming. With 21 varieties of creeping plants, the vertical greenery helps attract biodiversity and supports…
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Singapore’s Oasia Downtown Officially Completes After Hotel Opening
18 Apr 2016 – Singapore, Singapore
After nearly four years of construction beginning in 2012, the 27-story Oasia Downtown in Singapore’s central business district (CBD) was officially completed on April 18…
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Brisbane’s 443 Queen Street Receives Approval Amid Controversy
23 Mar 2016 – Brisbane, Australia
Brisbane's 443 Queen Street was approved by the city council in December 2015, and will be built next to the iconic Customs House. Customs House is taking the Brisbane…
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Trump Eyes Mumbai for Next Eponymous Tower
13 Aug 2014 – Mumbai, India
American businessman Donald Trump is well known for his love of skyscrapers. And now, the man behind New York's gleaming Trump Towers is planning to build another luxury…
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WOHA’s 10-Tower Cuffe Parade to Complete by 2018
21 Mar 2014 – Mumbai, India
Singapore-based architecture firm WOHA has lent its unique brand of sky greenery to a new project in Mumbai, the New Cuffe Parade, consisting of ten 64-story residential…
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Video: PARKROYAL on Pickering
18 Nov 2013 – Singapore, Singapore
After placing as a finalist for the 2013 CTBUH Best Tall Building Asia & Australia, PARKROYAL on Pickering continues to win awards, including taking first place in the…

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WOHA Architects at CTBUH

Mun Summ Wong

Mun Summ Wong

CTBUH Awards Jury, 2010
Singapore, Singapore

CTBUH Resources Involving WOHA Architects

The Sustainability of Density & Vertical Urbanism Q & A

17 Oct 2016 – CTBUH 2016 China Conference
David Malott, KPF; long Xiu, Architectural Society of China; Mun Summ Wong, Woha; Antony Wood, CTBUH

CTBUH Video Interview – Mun Summ Wong

17 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews
Munn Sum Wong, WOHA

Garden City, Megacity: Rethinking Cities for the Age of Global Warming

17 Oct 2016 – CTBUH 2016 China Conference
Mun Summ Wong, WOHA Architects

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Garden City, Megacity: Rethinking Cities for the Age of Global Warming

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Mun Summ Wong, Richard Hassell & Alina Yeo, WOHA Architects

Humanizing the Giants

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Swinal Samant, National University of Singapore

Replacing Corridors with Sky-Courts to Create Affordable and Socially Desirable High-Rise Housing

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Mazlin Ghazali, Arkitek M Ghazali; Tareef Hayat Khan, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

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Videos

The Sustainability of Density & Vertical Urbanism Q & A
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; David Malott, KPF; long Xiu, Architectural Society of China; Mun Summ Wong, Woha; Antony Wood, CTBUH
Monday, October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. long Xiu, Chairman, Architectural Society of China; Mun Summ Wong, Woha; Antony Wood, Executive Director, CTBUH answer questions at the end of 2016 China Conference Opening Plenary: The Sustainability of…
CTBUH Video Interview – Mun Summ Wong
17 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Munn Sum Wong, WOHA
Mun Summ Wong of WOHA Architects is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Mun Summ discusses the garden city concept with integrated green spaces and connectivity between buildings at multiple levels.
Garden City, Megacity: Rethinking Cities for the Age of Global Warming
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Mun Summ Wong, WOHA Architects
This presentation proposes an alternative to the continuing implementation of unsustainable 20th century urban planning models. By using WOHA’s mini-city projects and proposals as prototypes – energy-efficient vertical landscapes with sky villages…
Monthly Video: WOHA Architects
17 Mar 2016 – Monthly Video Series; Mun Summ Wong & Richard Hassell, WOHA Architects
Mun Summ Wong & Richard Hassell, WOHA Architects, discuss vertical greenery and PARKROYAL on Pickering, the 2015 CTBUH Urban Habitat Award Winner. View the extended interview here.
Interview: PARKROYAL on Pickering
12 Nov 2015 – 2015 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Mun Summ Wong & Richard Hassell, WOHA Architects
Mun Summ Wong, Founding Director, & Richard Hassell, Director, WOHA Architects, are interviewed by Chris Bentley regarding the 2015 CTBUH Urban Habitat Award Winner, PARKROYAL on Pickering, Singapore, during the 2015 CTBUH Awards Symposium at the…
Blurring the Boundary Between Building and Habitat: PARKROYAL on Pickering, Singapore
12 Nov 2015 – CTBUH "14th Annual Awards"; Mun Summ Wong, WOHA Architects
Mun Summ Wong, Founding Director, WOHA Architects, speaks at the 14th Annual Best Tall Building Symposium in a presentation entitled "Blurring the Boundary Between Building and Habitat: PARKROYAL on Pickering, Singapore,” where he provides an…
2015 Awards - Session 2 Q&A
12 Nov 2015 – CTBUH "14th Annual Awards"; Chair: Douglas Mass, Cosentini Associates
Nicholas E. Billotti, Chairman, Turner International, Michael George, Regional Director, JLL, Alberto Alarcon, Chief Executive Officer, HOLEDECK, Maria Ramirez, Managing Director, HOLEDECK, and Mun Summ Wong, Founding Director, WOHA Architects,…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Day 3 Plenary - Q & A
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Day 3 Plenary Questions & Answers session with speakers Timothy Johnson, CTBUH Chairman / NBBJ, Mun Summ Wong of WOHA, Yang Wu of thr Bund Finance Center, & Antony Wood, CTBUH Executive Director / IIT / Tongji…
Monthly Video: Five Minutes with Mun Summ Wong
18 Sep 2014 – Monthly Video Series; Mun Summ Wong, WOHA Architects
Mun Summ Wong of WOHA Architects is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower. Mun Summ talks about the challenges of an interconnected city and possible ways to improve city life through connected…
Interview: Mun Summ Wong
18 Sep 2014 – 2014 Shanghai Conference Interviews; Mun Summ Wong, WOHA Architects
Mun Summ Wong of WOHA Architects is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower. Mun Summ talks about the challenges of an interconnected city and possible ways to improve city life through connected…
The Tropical Skyscraper: Social Sustainability in High Urban Density
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Mun Summ Wong, WOHA
Asia’s rapidly growing metropolises demand an alternative strategy for city planning and architecture that addresses the need to live appropriately and sustainability with our tropical climate and urban densities. This presentation discusses WOHA’s…
Interview: WOHA Architects
23 Oct 2009 – 2009 Chicago Conference Interviews; Mun Summ Wong & Richard Hassell, WOHA Architects
Mun Summ Wong and Richard Hassell of WOHA Architects are interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2009 CTBUH Chicago Conference at Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. Mun Summ and Richard talk about the work of their firm in Singapore including…
Newton Suites and Other Endeavors: High-Rise and the Organic Realm
23 Oct 2009 – Presentation at CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference; Mun Summ Wong, WOHA
As many projects struggle to justify the economic implications of ‘going green’ in the eyes of many developers, still others seem loaded with sustainable technologies that, in many cases, become the dominant aesthetic appearance. Increasingly,…
Session 8 - Developing Markets: Trends, Drivers, Challenges Q & A
23 Oct 2009 – Presentation at CTBUH 2009 Chicago Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
The Session S8 speaker panel consisting of: Mun Summ Wong, Founding Partner, WOHA, Singapore; Russell Gilchrist, Practice Leader, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; and Ramana Rachaprolu, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority, took questions…

Papers/Research

Garden City, Megacity: Rethinking Cities for the Age of Global Warming
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Mun Summ Wong, Richard Hassell & Alina Yeo, WOHA Architects
This paper proposes an alternative to the continuing implementation of unsustainable 20th century urban planning models. By using WOHA’s mini-city projects and proposals as prototypes – energy-efficient vertical landscapes with sky villages and sky…
Humanizing the Giants
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Swinal Samant, National University of Singapore
The rise in sustainable skyscrapers and large-scale mixed-use buildings has seen the proliferation of atria and sky-courts worldwide due to their ability to simultaneously contribute to aesthetic, socio-cultural, economic and environmental functions.…
Replacing Corridors with Sky-Courts to Create Affordable and Socially Desirable High-Rise Housing
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Mazlin Ghazali, Arkitek M Ghazali; Tareef Hayat Khan, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Studies over the last 60 years have consistently concluded that high-rise housing is less suitable for most people compared to low-rise, especially for children. To overcome the social objections to high-rise housing, a new typology is proposed. In…
Affordable Housing Under Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Elena Generalova, Viktor Generalov & Natalia Potienko, Samara State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering
Rapid urbanization causes major problems of urban sprawl and social stratification, and at the same time it opens up new opportunities of shaping dense vertical urbanism and searching for innovative models of affordable high-rise housing. To improve…
Garden City, Megacity: Rethinking Cities For the Age of Global Warming
17 Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV; Mun Summ Wong, Richard Hassell & Alina Yeo, WOHA Architects
The 20th-century city developed in response to industrialization and population growth, with a planning vision encoded in regulations that limited evolving with the times. The 21st century city needs to respond to pressing current issues – climate…
The Tropical Skyscraper: Social Sustainability in High Urban Density
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Mun Summ Wong, Richard Hassell & Alina Yeo, WOHA Architects
Asia’s rapidly growing metropolises demand an alternative strategy for city planning and architecture that addresses the need to live appropriately and sustainably with our tropical climate and urban densities. This paper discusses WOHA’s design…
Towards Sustainable Vertical Urbanism
Sep 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue III; Daniel Safarik, CTBUH
The survival of humanity on this planet relies on a radical repositioning of our cities. In the face of unprecedented global population growth, urbanization, pollution increase and climate change, it is no longer enough to simply create buildings…
Case Study: The Hansar, Bangkok
Jan 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue I; Mun Summ Wong & Richard Hassell, WOHA
High-rise, high-density living has been embraced as a positive housing solution for many millions of people living in Asia’s growing urban metropolises. The Hansar, a 45-story hotel and residential development, embodies principles of sustainable and…
Tall Buildings in Southeast Asia - A Humanist Approach to Tropical High-Rise
Aug 2009 – CTBUH Journal, 2009 Issue III; Mun Summ Wong & Richard Hassell, WOHA
High-rise, high-density living has been embraced as a positive accommodation solution for many millions of people living in Asia's growing urban metropolis. This paper outlines a number of high rise case studies.

WOHA Architects Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 8 Completed10 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings None
Average Building Age 3 Years
Most Common Function residential, 15 Buildings
Most Common Material Concrete, 18 Buildings
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All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.

Tall Buildings Involving WOHA Architects