Singapore Founders' Memorial
12,000 sq. m.
Natta Sawetwanachoti, Ermanno Cirillo, Naphapon Ponyiam, Numpohn Nilavajara, Kanyalak Kupadakvinij
Angela Scott (Aurecon)
National Heritage Board
Our proposal for the celebration of Singapore's founding generation was designed as a series of interconnected pavilions lining the river, set amidst a verdant and natural landscape.
Our goal was to establish an architectural language that embodies the humility, honesty, and resourcefulness of a courageous group of men and women who, against all odds, paved the way for what the city-state has become today.
A series of floating roofs are upheld by numerous columns, symbolizing the contributions of individuals towards a collective effort to achieve a greater good.
The facility serves as a communal space where shared memories and personal aspirations for the future converge, examining the essence of civic values and engagement.