29 November - 1 December
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Richard Hassell is the co-Founding Director of WOHA. He graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1989 and was awarded Master of Architecture from Melbourne’s RMIT University in 2002. He has lectured at many universities and serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Western Australia. He is also appointed the Seidler Chair in the Practice of Architecture at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. WOHA projects are living systems that connect to the city as a whole. With every project, the practice aims to create a matrix of interconnected human-scaled environments that foster community, enable stewardship of nature, generate biocentric beauty, activate ecosystem services and build resilience. WOHA apply their systems thinking approach to architecture and urbanism in their building design as well as their regenerative masterplans. WOHA received several architectural awards such as the Aga Khan Award for One Moulmein Rise, the RIBA Lubetkin Prize and International Highrise Award for The Met in Bangkok. The practice was awarded the CTBUH Best Tall Building Worldwide for the Oasia Hotel Downtown, CTBUH Urban Habitat and Best Mixed-Use Building and World Building of the Year at the 2018 World Architecture Festival for Kampung Admiralty.