Architectural Heritage Awards

New lease of life

Principal architect Keith Khoo at the award-winning shophouse at 105 Onan Road, which used to be rented out to workers and chicken-rice stallholders.
Principal architect Keith Khoo at the award-winning shophouse at 105 Onan Road, which used to be rented out to workers and chicken-rice stallholders. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
Principal architect Keith Khoo at the award-winning shophouse at 105 Onan Road, which used to be rented out to workers and chicken-rice stallholders.
Principal architect Keith Khoo at the award-winning shophouse at 105 Onan Road, which used to be rented out to workers and chicken-rice stallholders. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
Principal architect Keith Khoo at the award-winning shophouse at 105 Onan Road, which used to be rented out to workers and chicken-rice stallholders.
Principal architect Keith Khoo at the award-winning shophouse at 105 Onan Road, which used to be rented out to workers and chicken-rice stallholders. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
MS YVONNE TAY, director of Temasek Trust, which operates Temasek Shophouse in Orchard. Besides areas suitable for work, the social enterprise hub, which houses Temasek’s philanthropy arm as well as invited partners with sustainability-focused busin
MS YVONNE TAY, director of Temasek Trust, which operates Temasek Shophouse in Orchard. Besides areas suitable for work, the social enterprise hub, which houses Temasek’s philanthropy arm as well as invited partners with sustainability-focused businesses, also has gardens (above) and a striking centrepiece green wall.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG
MS YVONNE TAY, director of Temasek Trust, which operates Temasek Shophouse in Orchard. Besides areas suitable for work (above), the social enterprise hub, which houses Temasek’s philanthropy arm as well as invited partners with sustainability-focus
MS YVONNE TAY, director of Temasek Trust, which operates Temasek Shophouse in Orchard. Besides areas suitable for work (above), the social enterprise hub, which houses Temasek’s philanthropy arm as well as invited partners with sustainability-focused businesses, also has gardens and a striking centrepiece green wall.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG
MS YVONNE TAY, director of Temasek Trust, which operates Temasek Shophouse in Orchard. Besides areas suitable for work (above), the social enterprise hub, which houses Temasek’s philanthropy arm as well as invited partners with sustainability-focus
MS YVONNE TAY, director of Temasek Trust, which operates Temasek Shophouse in Orchard. Besides areas suitable for work (above), the social enterprise hub, which houses Temasek’s philanthropy arm as well as invited partners with sustainability-focused businesses, also has gardens and a striking centrepiece green wall.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG
MS YVONNE TAY, director of Temasek Trust, which operates Temasek Shophouse in Orchard. Besides areas suitable for work, the social enterprise hub, which houses Temasek’s philanthropy arm as well as invited partners with sustainability-focused busin
MS YVONNE TAY, director of Temasek Trust, which operates Temasek Shophouse in Orchard. Besides areas suitable for work, the social enterprise hub, which houses Temasek’s philanthropy arm as well as invited partners with sustainability-focused businesses, also has gardens and a striking centrepiece green wall (above).ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

Two shophouses now have new purposes after being restored

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

The annual award administered by the Urban Redevelopment Authority recognises good conservation practices.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 26, 2019, with the headline 'New lease of life'. Print Edition | Subscribe