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Singapore

No More Free Space?


  • TUE - SUN
    10 AM - 6 PM

    FRI - SAT UNTIL 29 SEPTEMBER
    10 AM - 8 PM
  • Arsenale
  • Admission with ticket

Commissioner: Mark Wee, DesignSingapore Council and Larry Ng Lye Hock, Urban Redevelopment Authority & Board of Architects

Curators: Erwin Viray; Keng Hua Chong, Tomohisa Miyauchi, Yen Yen Wu, Jason Lim

Exhibitors: Chang Architects, Linghao Architects, SCDA Architects, CPG Consultants, RMJM Hillier, WOHA Architects, Singapore Polytechnic, New Space Architects, DIA Brand Consultants, Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl, RSP Architects Planners & Engineers in collaboration with IJP Corporation UK, LOOK Architects, Lekker Architects, DP Architects, ZARCH Collaboratives, Residents of Toa Payoh, Jurong East and Tampines, Singapore University of Technology and Design and National University of Singapore.

Description

Singapore – at 720 kmè with 5.6 million people – is one of the densest countries in the world. Can there be any free space left in this highly urbanised island state? The Singapore pavilion tells the story of how we have created delightful free spaces, in spite of our size. It is a study of how architects and designers have innovated and borrowed from nature to create useful and delightful spaces and places. Our tropical urban environment serves as both context and inspiration for architects and designers, who borrow free natural resources like light, air and water. They imagine spaces that did not exist by going upwards, sideways or underground. A cloud of acrylic knots in the Singapore pavilion invites visitors to experience these delightful free spaces via a multi-sensorial experience. This showcase, which celebrates the generosity of space- and place-making through openness, discovery and resolve, kickstarts a conversation on how creativity can turn constraints into possibilities.


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