Japanese-Singapore Entry Received A Founders’ Memorial Design Award

Midtown Gardens condominium

The design for its upcoming Founders’ Museum in Marina Bay has been picked, with Western company Kengo Kuma & Associates and Singapore company K2LD Architects emerging as the winner.

Midtown Modern condominium site’s top bid is 5.3% higher than what the nearby Middle Road Site received at S$1,458 psf ppr.

With a linear design that incorporates lush leaves and greenery inside a 5ha website in Bay East Garden, the winning design was voted as the winning entry from the seven-member jury.

It will have a lake, a forest trail, seeing gallery and an amphitheater acceptable for large parties.

The jury lauded the entry because of its place-making features and identifying architectural, landscaping,” reported The Business Times.

“The winning design is both sensitive and operational, and embodies the spirit and worth of Singapore’s founding group of leaders,” explained Lee Tzu Yang, Founders’ Memorial Committee Chairman and mind of the prosecution panel.

“It is a special design, including architecture and landscape, that attracts people on a journey of discovery”

The jury said that the layout had a thoughtful design of spaces and enabled for connectivity into public transport, fantastic access and integration with Bay East Garden, he added.

Construction works for your memorial — that is served by approaching Founders’ Memorial MRT station on the Thomson-East Coast Line — is set to launch in 2022, also is anticipated to be finished by 2027.

Kengo Kuma, the winning team’s design guide, disclosed that the concept behind the layout has been motivated by the concept of a path that traces the heritage of their city-state’s founding fathers.

“It concurrently honours the past, also inspires the current and future,” he explained. “The design aims for a living tradition, to be possessed by every new generation of Singaporeans.”

Last Januaryan international architectural design competition has been launched to get the ideal layout for Singapore’s new milestone. It brought submissions from 193 architects in Singapore and abroad, with the record finally cut to five.

The shortlisted designs were showcased in a roving display, where over 50,000 members of people chosen their favorite design.

When choosing the winner, the jury took into account the answers.

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