Little shophouse of honours: The stories behind restoring two URA award-winning shophouses

Second floor of the residential shophouse at 105 Onan Road on Oct 23, 2019.
Second floor of the residential shophouse at 105 Onan Road on Oct 23, 2019. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
Director of Temasek Shophouse Yvonne Tay (left) and lead architect Ivy Koh at Temasek Shophouse.
Director of Temasek Shophouse Yvonne Tay (left) and lead architect Ivy Koh at Temasek Shophouse.ST PHOTO: GIN TAY
Designed by architecture firm Surbana Jurong, Temasek Shophouse won the Award for Restoration for its work turning the heritage building that was unoccupied for nine years into a modern social enterprise hub.
Designed by architecture firm Surbana Jurong, Temasek Shophouse won the Award for Restoration for its work turning the heritage building that was unoccupied for nine years into a modern social enterprise hub.ST PHOTO: GIN TAY

SINGAPORE - Shophouses won big at this year's Architectural Heritage Awards.

The annual award administered by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) recognises good conservation practices. Past winners include The Warehouse Hotel, boutique hotel The Great Madras and Jurong Town Hall.

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