Mun Summ Wong

WOHA Architects, Founding Director | Singapore, Singapore

About

Mun Summ Wong is the co-Founding Director of WOHA, an internationally recognized architectural practice based in Singapore. Wong is a Professor in Practice at the National University of Singapore (Department of Architecture, School of Design & Environment). He also sits on the Nominating Committee of the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize and other design advisory panels in Singapore. The practice has won a number of architectural awards, such as the 2019 CTBUH Urban Habitat and Best Mixed-Use Building awards for Kampung Admiralty and the 2018 Best Tall Building Worldwide award for the Oasia Hotel Downtown.

Mun Summ Wong

CTBUH Roles

Annual Conference, Presenter (Chicago 2009)

Awards Jury (2010; Chair 2015)

Annual Conference, Keynote Speaker (Shanghai 2014; China 2016)

Annual Conference, Session Chair (Shanghai 2014)

Videos

06 May 2020

Adapting Urban Density in the Age of Pandemics

As the world contends with the rippling effects of COVID-19, key questions have arisen around the responsiveness of dense cities with respect to the current...

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Research

28 July 2018

Oasia Hotel Downtown, Singapore: A Tall Prototype for the Tropics

Mun Summ Wong, Richard Hassell & Hong Wei Phua, WOHA Architects

Oasia Hotel Downtown is a prototype of land use intensification in the tropics. Unlike the sleek and sealed skyscrapers that evolved in the temperate West,...

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Research

17 October 2016

Garden City, Megacity: Rethinking Cities for the Age of Global Warming

Mun Summ Wong, Richard Hassell & Alina Yeo, WOHA Architects

This paper proposes an alternative to the continuing implementation of unsustainable 20th century urban planning models. By using WOHA’s mini-city projects and proposals as prototypes...

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6 May 2020

Adapting Urban Density in the Age of Pandemics

CTBUH hosts an online webinar panel of global experts discussing the future of urban density given the recent, unprecedented challenges of COVID-19.

7 July 2017

2017 Global Walking Tours: The Space Within Tall Buildings

The CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee organized its fourth annual Global Walking Tours, which took place in 15 cities around the world.

7 July 2017

CTBUH UH/UD 2017 Global Walking Tour

The CTBUH Urban Habitat / Urban Design Committee will be holding another set of worldwide walking tours, this time focused on The Space Within.

14 August 2009

Singapore Visit

Executive Director Antony Wood shares his recent experiences of a new and exciting Singapore which has, in a quiet, unpretentious way, been implementing social-urban policies.

06 May 2020

Adapting Urban Density in the Age of Pandemics

As the world contends with the rippling effects of COVID-19, key questions have arisen around the responsiveness of dense cities with respect to the current...

09 April 2019

Panel Discussion: What Makes an Award-Winning Tall Building?

The expanded CTBUH Awards Program embraces the full breadth of interdisciplinary work that brings tall buildings to life, and sustains and prolongs their life cycles....

31 May 2018

A Beacon of Red and Green, Connected to the Cityscape

Envisaged as a “tropical tower” in the concrete jungle, the Oasia Hotel Downtown incorporates lush greenery on its façade and terraces. The tower is like...

17 October 2016

Garden City, Megacity: Rethinking Cities for the Age of Global Warming

This presentation proposes an alternative to the continuing implementation of unsustainable 20th century urban planning models. By using WOHA’s mini-city projects and proposals as prototypes...

17 October 2016

CTBUH Video Interview – Mun Summ Wong

Mun Summ Wong of WOHA Architects is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Mun Summ discusses the garden city concept with...

17 October 2016

The Sustainability of Density & Vertical Urbanism Q & A

Monday, October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. long Xiu, Chairman, Architectural Society of China; Mun Summ Wong, Woha; Antony Wood, Executive Director, CTBUH answer questions at...

28 July 2018

Oasia Hotel Downtown, Singapore: A Tall Prototype for the Tropics

Mun Summ Wong, Richard Hassell & Hong Wei Phua, WOHA Architects

Oasia Hotel Downtown is a prototype of land use intensification in the tropics. Unlike the sleek and sealed skyscrapers that evolved in the temperate West,...

17 October 2016

Garden City, Megacity: Rethinking Cities for the Age of Global Warming

Mun Summ Wong, Richard Hassell & Alina Yeo, WOHA Architects

This paper proposes an alternative to the continuing implementation of unsustainable 20th century urban planning models. By using WOHA’s mini-city projects and proposals as prototypes...

17 October 2016

Garden City, Megacity: Rethinking Cities For the Age of Global Warming

Mun Summ Wong, Richard Hassell & Alina Yeo, WOHA Architects

The 20th-century city developed in response to industrialization and population growth, with a planning vision encoded in regulations that limited evolving with the times. The...

16 September 2014

The Tropical Skyscraper: Social Sustainability in High Urban Density

Mun Summ Wong, Richard Hassell & Alina Yeo, WOHA Architects

Asia’s rapidly growing metropolises demand an alternative strategy for city planning and architecture that addresses the need to live appropriately and sustainably with our tropical...

14 September 2014

Towards Sustainable Vertical Urbanism

Daniel Safarik, CTBUH

The survival of humanity on this planet relies on a radical repositioning of our cities. In the face of unprecedented global population growth, urbanization, pollution...

16 January 2012

Case Study: The Hansar, Bangkok

Mun Summ Wong & Richard Hassell, WOHA

High-rise, high-density living has been embraced as a positive housing solution for many millions of people living in Asia’s growing urban metropolises. The Hansar, a...