GWOT 2016 Lim Wenhui
Lim Wenhui, 34, Partner, Spark Architects

Award-winning architecture firm, Spark, has completed numerous well-known projects across Europe, Asia and the Middle East, including the rejuvenated Clarke Quay, and the iconic Shanghai International Cruise Terminal. The company has offices in Beijing, Shanghai and London, but their Singapore studio is spearheaded by Wenhui, who oversees Spark’s global brand and graphic identity. Wenhui is also credited with leading the teams that won Spark’s first commissions in Vietnam in 2009, and again in Australia in 2013.

“I strive to produce work that is socially-conscious…
Our firm worked on Home Farm, a self-initiated and self-funded project which addresses the prerequisites of a social and environmentally eloquent community, by seamlessly marrying commercial vegetable farming with aged-care living. We were humbled to be awarded the Best Project in the Experimental Future Category, at the prestigious World Architectural Festival last year.”

“I exhibited my mono-prints to raise funds for poverty-stricken kids…
As part of CapitaLand’s Hope Foundation school projects, I once conducted an art workshop with some village kids on a hillside school in Sichuan province. I was touched by their warmth, but the primitive conditions there were appalling and hazardous. Upon returning to Singapore, we embarked on a fund-raising charity exhibition for them, and raised $15,000.”

“I’m inspired by interactions with like-minded people…
Making art, and travelling to new places. One can draw inspiration from anywhere and anything as long as you keep an open mind.”

If Lim Wenhui inspires you, vote for her in The Most Inspiring Award here. You will stand a chance to win prizes worth up to $1,230!

The Great Women Of Our Time 2016 is presented by Skin Inc and co-sponsored by Swarovski.