No. 1 Moulmein Rise

WOHA’s first high-rise reinvents the tropical tower through re-imagining the curtain wall as a climatic device. Here, the bay window element allows the cool winds of the monsoon to naturally ventilate contemporary apartments even when it is raining. The monsoon window reinterprets in aluminium a bamboo device from the Borneo longhouses. The monsoon window is incorporated into a composition of repeated different functional facade elements – planter boxes, overhangs, sunshades – a design strategy of repeated, artfully distributed components which has been explored in subsequent projects.


  • President's Design Award - Design of the Year

    Awarded by the DesignSingapore Council and Urban Redevelopment Authority

  • Aga Khan Award for Architecture - Winner

    Awarded by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.


  • ArcAsia Awards for Architecture - Special Recognition

    Category A-2: Multiple-Family Residential, awarded by ArcAsia


  • FIABCI Prix d'Excellence - Winner

    Residential Category, awarded by the International Real Estate Federation


  • ar+d Awards - Commendation

    Awarded by The Architectural Review

  • Cityscape Architectural Review Awards 2004, Dubai - Commendation

    Residential Building Category, awarded by Cityscape & The Architectural Review

  • 7th SIA Architectural Design Awards 2004 - Design Award

    Residential Projects/Apartments & Condominiums Category, awarded by the Singapore Institute of Architects