Mun Summ Wong
Wong Mun Summ is the joint founding director of WOHA, an internationally-acclaimed architectural practice based in Singapore. Wong Mun Summ graduated with Honours from the National University of Singapore in 1989 and is a member of various Design Advisory Panels in Singapore.
Wong Mun Summ formed WOHA as a partnership with Richard Hassell in 1994. WOHA’s architecture is notable for its constant evolution: no two buildings adopt the same ‘style’, as each project constitutes a specific response to the potential of the program and the site. Environmental principles have always been fundamental to WOHA’s designs.
Since inception, the partnership has won a large number of local awards and international awards such as the 2007 Aga Khan Award for Architecture for their first tropical high-rise tower, 1 Moulmein Rise in Singapore. The Met, a high-rise residential tower in Bangkok, Thailand, was awarded the 2010 International Highrise Award and 2011 Lubetkin Prize from the Royal Institute of British Architects. A travelling exhibition devoted exclusively to their works opened at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Germany, in December 2011, and two substantial monographs – WOHA: The Architecture of WOHA and WOHA: Selected Projects Vol. 1 – have already been published.