Message from Halimah Yacob


It is the time of the year for us to recognise and celebrate the achievements of Singapore’s best designers and designs. Over the past decade, the President*s Design Award has recognized excellent design which marries form and function, in ways that are unique to Singapore.

Design is increasingly used to make a positive difference to the lives of people. This year’s Award places greater emphasis on the impact of design on the wider society and how it contributes to our economy, community and country. To recognise that, we are conferring the very first awards on two projects that have used service design and strategic design—Who Cares? Transforming the Caregiving Experience and Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 4— both of which are outstanding examples of design that go beyond aesthetics to experience.

Congratulations to all Award recipients on the successful use of design to transform communities. Your achievements will inspire the next generation of young designers and encourage the design community to reach even higher levels of excellence.