Sandcrawler by Aedas wins AIA Honor Award

Aedas’ Sandcrawler building in Singapore has received an Honor Award for the 2014 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Northwest and Pacific Region (NWPR) Design Awards, being one of the three projects out of 115 submissions that received such high attention.

Designed by Andrew Bromberg of Aedas, Sandcrawler is the new regional headquarters for Lucasfilm Singapore as well as serving as headquarters for Walt Disney Company (Southeast Asia) and ESPN Asia Pacific.

The jury commented on the confidence of the project with its bold but controlled execution and described it as “a powerful parti with lots of architectural pyrotechnics”.

The building itself is located on plot CX2-1, boasting a streamlined horseshoe form designed as a solution to the masterplanning restrictions which dictated the roof height and slope as well as the amount of required elevation on each face.

“The shared desire to allow for increased level of social interaction space was the most rewarding part of the project,” said Broomberg. “This includes the semi-public courtyard below and the state-of-the-art 100-seat private theatre which is located in the middle of the office space as both a functional component of their work as well as a symbol of the result of the work.”

The 2014 AIA NWPR Design Awards celebrates the best of architecture from AIA members in the Northwest and Pacific region, representing high standards in sustainability, innovation and building performance.