We are delighted to announce that Sophia Hills has been awarded “Special Mention” in the 2018 URA Architectural Heritage Awards (AHA) for commendable efforts in aspects of the restoration works done at the three conservation buildings within the residential development.
The oldest building is the Olson Building that was part of the Methodist Girl’s School and is presently re-adapted as Sophia Hills’ clubhouse. The second building, originally the Nan Hwa Girls School has been reconfigured into a childcare center/ kindergarten. Lastly, the Trinity Theological Collage Chapel has been conserved and is designated to house a restaurant. These three conservation buildings form part of the architectural highlight of this unique development.
The Jury’s Citation:
“Informed by extensive research led by a Conservation Specialist, the three buildings have been carefully and meticulously restored using appropriate materials, techniques and finishes. Historic building elements were also up-cycled for use elsewhere in the development. On-site heritage markers and engagement with the alumni of the schools and college, which once occupied the three buildings, keep alive the legacy of the educational function and give a sense of continuity to the residential neighborhood.”
Owner: Hoi Hup Sunway Mount Sophia Pte Ltd
Architect: Consortium 168 Architects Pte Ltd
Contractor: Straits Construction Singapore Pte Ltd
Engineer: BC Koh & Partners LLP
Conservation Specialist: Studio Lapis Conservation Pte Ltd