Workshop summary: This workshop was an orchestrated effort on exploring how sharing practices can help to revitalise the declining modernist iconic architecture in Singapore. For the first time, the entire workshop was conducted in DP Architects, in order to let all students be exposed to and also interact with professionals. Opening the forum and also the workshop, Mr Seah Chee Huang, Deputy CEO of DP Architects gave a very detailed presentation, systematically depicting the development process of the modernist architectural icons of Singapore. After this, Dr Jeffrey Chan Kok Hui, Assistant Professor from Singapore University of Technology and Design, and Dr Zhang Ye, Assistant Professor from National University of Singapore shared their latest joint research on a general theory of sharing spaces. The forum was then followed in the afternoon by an intensive field trip to two representative modernist architecture built in early 70s, People's Park Complex and Golden Mile Complex, and two recent community hubs, Our Tampines Hub and Kampung Admiralty. For the two-day design charrette, Wolrd Cafe, a methodology for structured conversational process for knowledge sharing with large groups, was introduced to organise and foster design discussions and exploration. A number of senior architects and directors from DP Architects were invited for the final design charrette review.
Site Visit: People’s Park Complex, Golder Mile Complex, Our Tampenis Hub, Kampung Admiralty
Sample Scheme and Design Analysis from Design Charrette
Discussion and Review
Initiated and presented by:
In partnership with:
All rights reserved. 2018. National University of Singapore & Tsinghua University