Singapore Founders' Memorial

Location

Singapore

Type

Institutional

Status

Competition

Size

12,000 sq. m.

Team

Natta Sawetwanachoti, Ermanno Cirillo, Naphapon Ponyiam, Numpohn Nilavajara

Collaborators

Angela Scott (Aurecon), Kanyalak Kupadakvinij 

Our proposal for the celebration of Singapore's founding generation was conceived as a series of linked pavilions along the river, immersed in a lush and organic landscape.

We strive to define an architectural language that could represent the modesty, integrity and ingenuity of a brave group of women and men that against all odds was able to pave the way for what the city state has become.

A series of floating roofs is supported by a multitude of columns, as a metaphor of the contribution of the individual within a collective effort to reach a greater good. 

The complex is a public space where collective memory and the individual projection of desires to a yet-to-be future meet, exploring the very meaning of civic values and participation.