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Message from Halimah Yacob

President of the Republic of Singapore

Design drives innovation. It creates a meaningful impact on our environment, our economy, and the cities we live in. It creates delightful experiences and spaces to build an inclusive society. It shapes useful products and services for everyday life. A well-thought-out design enhances and uplifts the overall quality of life.

This is evident in the work by the recipients of the President*s Design Award (P*DA) 2023. From a green skyscraper to a guidebook for dementia caregivers, it is clear when thoughtful intentions and smart designs meet; it has the power to improve people’s lives, bring communities together, and foster innovation. Through the P*DA, we celebrate the good work of designers who have applied their creativity and craft with empathy and care. Their contributions serve as a beacon of inspiration to many to create a better and sustainable world for our future generations.

Congratulations to our recipients on your outstanding accomplishments!

(Photo by Gan Jia Jun)