Kampong Glam's Sultan Mosque bags heritage design award

Sultan Mosque picked up the Urban Redevelopment Authority's Architectural Heritage Award on Oct 6, 2016. PHOTO: TIFFANY GOH FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

SINGAPORE - The iconic Sultan Mosque, which underwent a makeover that included a repaint of its pair of domes and upgraded ablution areas, picked up the Urban Redevelopment Authority's (URA) Architectural Heritage Award today.

It was one of four winners at the annual awards, given out to people who have made "conservation happen" - building owners, developers, architects and contractors for monuments and buildings with preservation and conservation status here, said the URA.

The mosque in Muscat Street won in the award's Restoration Category, which honours work done to sensitively repair and restore heritage buildings. The Goh Loo Club, a shophouse in Club Street that has been a gathering spot for the local Chinese community since 1905, and the Church of Saints Peter and Paul in Queen Street also won in the same category.

Capitol Singapore, which has three conservation buildings Capitol Theatre, Capitol Building and Stamford House on site, was the only winner in the Restoration and Innovation category. It was picked for its successful weaving of new buildings into an existing site.

A special mention was also given out to South Beach, a mixed-used development in Beach Road.

This year, nine projects were submitted to the URA's panel of 13 judges, which comprises of experts from the government, academic institutions and the Singapore Heritage Society. Now in its 22nd year, the awards have been handed out to 128 projects.

The public can view an exhibition of the winning projects at The URA Centre in Maxwell Road from tomorrow until Nov 30.

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