Congratulations to ASD Alumni, Michelle Gouw has won Third Prize for her SUTD Thesis project Moving Capitals: Reinventing Urban Habitats supervised by Prof Thomas Schroepfer in the international 15-Minute City Urban Design Competition 2021.

From the jury comments:
An incredibly striking presentation that is visionary in its integration of architecture and nature to protect wildlife habitat and natural resources. It provides a model that limits the footprint of built fabric in a sensitive ecosystem while addressing the idea of the 15-minute city. It incorporates many aspects of human-nature symbiosis and addresses human and natural health, equity, resilience, alternative energy generation, and food production.

Adding on to the good news, our SGP Cities: Urban Science and Design for Density-researcher Anjanaa Devi Srikanth was also awarded an Honorable Mention for her project Urban Ecopuncture: Devising and Urban Toolbox for the Modular Neighbourhood in Singapore in the same competition.

To find out more about the competition and the winning entries, please visit