The Passing of William S.W. Lim

January 11, 2023

Singaporean architect, William S.W. Lim has passed away at the age of 90. 

Lim was the first President of the Singapore Heritage Society. Together with Kwa Chong Guan, Sharon Siddique and Geraldene Lowe, Lim founded the society in April 1987 with the expressed aim of alerting the government and the public on the urgent need to conserve Singapore’s heritage.

His tenure as President lasted until 1997 and during his presidency, the society organised conferences, public talks and also produced a series of publications such as Pages from Yesteryear: A Look at the Printed Works of Singapore, 1819 – 1959, Living Legacy: Singapore’s Architectural Heritage Renewed. The society under his leadership also published a 1992 report for the then Minister for Information and the Arts George Yeo on establishing a heritage trust in Singapore.

Lim was also a renowned architect who designed two iconic modernist buildings in Singapore. The first was the People’s Park Complex which was completed in 1972 and the second was the Golden Mile Complex which was completed in 1973.

Posted under: News

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Related News

ddp-thumbnail

A total of 484 projects from 55 countries have been submitted to the competitions organised by Concéntrico for the Plaza Escuelas Trevijano, Viña Lanciano, Parque Felipe I and Cities Ahead in its ninth edition.   After eight editions, the …

Continue reading
ddp-thumbnail

The second annual Portable Reading Rooms architecture competition is seeking designs for a small structure that could be embedded within existing public spaces in multiple locations around the world. The reading rooms’ layout and functionality …

Continue reading
ddp-thumbnail

In 2023, when the needs and behaviours of visitors have changed significantly, the hospitality industry will increasingly raise its own standards to deploy strategies in line with innovative interior architecture design, fusing luxury with functionality. …

Continue reading
Translate »