2017 Award Winners


ASEAN Outstanding Engineering Achievement Awards

Mitigation of Pollution at Kandy Lake and Mid-Canal, Sri Lanka by Nanyang Environment and Water Research Institute (NEWRI), Nanyang Technological University
The project team implemented a clean-up of Kandy Lake to improve water quality and provided an aerobic Sequencing Batch Reactor Sewage Treatment Plant at the Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple to mitigate pollution in the Sri Lankan city of Kandy - a UNESCO World Heritage site. Led by NEWRI and the University of Peradeniya (Sri Lanka), with support from the Lien Foundation, the project brought together the community, academia, industry and Sri Lankan government agencies benefitting 400,000 Kandyans. It led to further water and wastewater infrastructure developments, funded by the World Bank and JICA in 2016, with plans for expansion to Kurunegala Lake in 2017.


Singapore Sports Hub by Arup, DP Architects and AECOM
Located on a central, 35-hectare waterfront site, the Singapore Sports Hub provides a unique ecosystem of sporting, retail and leisure spaces, at the pivot between Singapore’s expanding city centre and the wider public community. At SGD 1.33 billion, it is the largest sports infrastructure Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) project in the world. At the heart of the hub is the National Stadium – a state-of-the-art 55,000 seat sports venue and air-cooled for comfort to support a wide range of sports and leisure events throughout the year. At 310m, the National Stadium has achieved the largest free-spanning dome roof in the world and a remarkable feat of engineering, optimisation and efficient design.