“No More Free Space?” Singapore Pavilion
17 May 2019 – 30 June 2019
9:00am – 9:00pm
National Design Centre
Atrium, Level 1
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Following its successful staging at the 16th Venice Biennale, the No More Free Space? Singapore Pavilion will be home this May for its return exhibition at the National Design Centre.
This is co-commissioned by DesignSingapore Council and Urban Redevelopment Authority, and Organised by Singapore University of Technology & Design and Singapore National University of Singapore
No More Free Space? We ______________
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Like in a primary school worksheet, we asked architects and designers to perform this exercise when conceptualisation of the Singapore Pavilion started in 2018. The replies that came back, was a myriad of intellectual approaches that redefined Singapore’s spatial constraints into “free space”. As discourse went beyond the limits of the quantitative, we decided to explore the qualitative aspect of well-designed local spaces as enablers of freedom and delight.
These selected projects are a sampling of a vast number of innovative architectural designs in Singapore. By curating these projects into three broad themes, which are by no means exhaustive, we hope to spur further discussion into what is truly free in our social, cultural and environmental context. This is particularly meaningful as we celebrate our Bicentennial since the founding of Singapore.