Singapore Founders' Memorial
12,000 sq. m.
Natta Sawetwanachoti, Ermanno Cirillo, Naphapon Ponyiam, Numpohn Nilavajara
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.