Good design means different things to different people. For architects, it is about creating a space that is inspiring and uplifts communities. For entrepreneurs, it is about creating a product that users find compelling and easy to use. For those in the public service, it is about coming up with a policy that is inclusive and simple to implement, or organising a city that is vibrant, sustainable and endearing to its residents.
Whatever one's definition, the common thread that runs through good design is the improvement it brings to our quality of life. All of this year's award recipients have accomplished this through their creative, thoughtful and empathetic designs. Each award-winning project is a unique testimony to how design can be used to empower lives, uplift communities, and propel innovation.
Congratulations to all award recipients on creating a better world through design. Your achievements define the standard for Singapore Design, and will inspire the next generation of designers in Singapore.