Kengo Kuma, K2LD win bid to design Founders’ Memorial in Singapore

Kengo Kuma & Associates and K2LD Architects have won an worldwide competitors for the Founders’ Memorial in Singapore, a countrywide landmark that will honor not only Singapore’s first Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew, but the multi-racial team of which he was a portion of in acquiring the island region as perfectly. Proposed for the 32-hectare Bay East Yard that varieties aspect of Singapore’s well known Gardens by the Bay, the Founders’ Memorial will complement its environment and the nation’s “garden city” track record with its lush, character-centered layout. The close to 13,700-sq.-meter progress is slated to crack floor in 2022 and is expected to be concluded by 2027.

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Unanimously chosen from 5 shortlisted types, Kengo Kuma & Associates and K2LD Architects’ submission was praised by the jury for its creativity, exclusive location-producing properties, feasibility and sustainability each in phrases of money longevity and routine maintenance. The web page-distinct layout is motivated by the plan of a meandering route that traces the legacy of Singapore’s founding leaders to link the earlier with the long run.

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rendering of curving walkways on a waterfront
rendering of grass-covered dome building surrounded by trees

Set shut to the water, the national landmark will be a “living memorial” comprising undulating environmentally friendly slopes that increase up to turn out to be inexperienced roofs for various structures, such as the museum and visitor centre. Numerous pathways will be carved out of the architecture and landscape to characterize Singapore’s multiculturalism. At the heart of the memorial is the “Founders’ Path,” the central backbone that joins collectively the several things and traverses the garden-like ecosystem.

rendering of lounge areas under a large curving ceiling
rendering of large wood staircases that double as seating and bookshelves

“Our style idea for the Founders’ Memorial originates from the plan of a path — a journey tracing the legacy of Singapore’s founding leaders,” architect Kengo Kuma defined. “It at the same time honors the previous and evokes the present and future. The style and design aims to be a ‘living memorial’, to be owned by each individual new technology of Singaporeans. There will be enough areas for the celebration of milestone occasions, all established towards the shifting skyline of Singapore.”

+ Kengo Kuma & Associates

+ K2LD Architects

Pictures by way of Kengo Kuma & Associates

rendering of people walking along paths near a green-roofed dome building

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