OMA Among 5 Shortlisted for Singapore Rail Corridor

12:25 - 3 June, 2015
OMA Among 5 Shortlisted for Singapore Rail Corridor, Singapore Rail Corridor. Image Courtesy of OMA
Singapore Rail Corridor. Image Courtesy of OMA

MVRDV, OMA and DP Architects are among five shortlisted teams competing to design the Singapore Rail Corridor. Spanning the island south to north, from the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station to the Woodlands Checkpoint, the corridor is the site of Singapore’s previous rail link to Malaysia. With this competition, the Singapore government hopes to develop a feasible plan to transform the 24 kilometer stretch into a public greenway that connects four important urban nodes: Buona Vista, the Bukit Timah Railway Station area, the former Bukit Timah Fire Station, and Kranji. 

“The expanse of the corridor running through the centre of the entire country presents an unprecedented opportunity to develop a new typology of landscape with transformative effects for the country as a whole. This is a project that has the potential to improve quality of life for generations to come," says OMA Partner Michael Kokora. 

64 teams responded to the government's call for ideas, and now only five have been selected to move onto the competition's second stage. These five teams are...

Far Sight House / Wallflower Architecture + Design

17:00 - 31 May, 2015
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CREATE / Perkins+Will

15:00 - 29 May, 2015
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CREATE - Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise / Perkins+Will

03:00 - 29 May, 2015
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7 Jalan Remis / Aamer Architects

20:00 - 28 May, 2015
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The Interlace / OMA / Ole Scheeren

20:00 - 6 May, 2015
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Singapore
  • Architect in Charge

  • Design Architect

    OMA, designer & partner-in-charge Ole Scheeren
  • Area

    169600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

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Sou Fujimoto, Peter Cook and Benedetta Tagliabue Among WAF 2015 Judges

09:00 - 24 April, 2015
Sou Fujimoto, Peter Cook and Benedetta Tagliabue Among WAF 2015 Judges, Courtesy of WAF
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From November 4-6, the 2015 World Architecture Festival (WAF) will take place in Suntec in central Singapore, featuring three days of conferences, exhibitions and lectures, in addition to the awards ceremony. As the world’s largest architectural festival and awards event, the WAF awards honor exceptional architecture from around the globe across 30 categories. Over 70 judges attend the festival and critique the submitted projects. Among this year’s “superjurors” are Peter Cook, Sou Fujimoto, Benedetta Tagliabue, Manuelle Gautrand,  Charles Jencks, and Kerry Hill.

All entries must be submitted by May 22nd to be considered for the WAF awards. Shortlisted projects will compete for category prizes on the first two days of the festival. On the third (and last) day, the category winners will present their projects to the “super-juries,” which will select the World Landscape, Future Project and Completed Building of the Year. 

Past winners have included  Zaha Hadid ArchitectsBIGSnøhetta and Vo Trong Nghia. Prizes for small projects, use of wood and use of color will also be awarded.

booking.com / SCA design

20:00 - 21 April, 2015
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The Minton / DP Architects

20:00 - 15 April, 2015
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  • Architects

  • Location

    146 Hougang Street 11, Singapore 530146
  • Design Team

    Tong Bin Sin, Mike Lim, Wang Tse Lip, Toh Li Chuin, Divino Carrillo, Firman Saleh, Jacob Sandoval, Joseph Chua, Mochamad Herman Irfany, Pek Hui Xian, Roslinah Ahmad, Ross Vinco, Rowell Mendoza, See Phei Kee, Tan Teng Siew
  • Area

    123900.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

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Green Collection / RT+Q Architects

21:00 - 13 April, 2015
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Sentosa, Singapore
  • Design Team

    Rene Tan, TK Quek, Chua Z-Chian, Melvin Keng & Jes Ang
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

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Faculty Install Grid Structure for SUTD Open House

16:00 - 11 April, 2015
Faculty Install Grid Structure for SUTD Open House, Courtesy of SUTD
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Associate professor Toni Kotnik and assistant professor Carlos Bañón have collaborated on the design of an exhibition platform for the 2015 SUTD Open House. Held in early, the exhibition was the main showcase for the department of Architecture and Sustainable Design at the Singapore University of Technology and Design.

Leo Burnett Singapore / SCA design

20:00 - 31 March, 2015
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How Heatherwick Studio Provides Small-Scale Encounters in a Large-Scale World

10:30 - 20 March, 2015
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A casual observer might be forgiven for wondering how Thomas Heatherwick has developed such a reputation among architects. A scan of the works of Heatherwick Studio reveals relatively few completed buildings, and many of those that do make the list are small projects: kiosks, retail interiors, cafés. Indeed, to the average Londoner he is probably better known as the designer of the new homage to the iconic red Routemaster bus and as the creator of the wildly popular cauldron for the London 2012 Olympics - both unveiled in a year in which Heatherwick all but officially became the state-approved designer of 21st century Britain.

A look at the website of Heatherwick Studio sheds some light on this conundrum. With projects separated into “small,” “medium” and “large,” it is clear that a progression in scale is mirrored by a progression in time, with many of the smallest projects completed in the Studio’s early years, and most of those in the “large” category either recently completed or (more frequently) still on the drawing board. Their most recently completed project is also one of their largest, a “Learning Hub” for Nanyang Technical University in Singapore. How does a design studio that made its name in small projects adapt to such scale? ArchDaily spoke to Thomas Heatherwick about the Learning Hub and the increasing size of his projects to find out.

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Chiltern House / WOW Architects | Warner Wong Design

20:00 - 19 March, 2015
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Call For Entries: World Architecture Festival 2015

04:00 - 13 March, 2015
Call For Entries: World Architecture Festival 2015, WAF 2015: Suntec Singapore Convention Centre, Singapore
WAF 2015: Suntec Singapore Convention Centre, Singapore

Now in its eighth year, the forthcoming 2015 World Architecture Festival Awards (WAF) will take place in Suntec in central Singapore following three days of intensive live presentations and judging. Following a $180 million modernisation programme, the redesigned space will host WAF’s soundproofed crit rooms, auditorium and Festival Hall Stage. Entries are now invited from architects and designers for the 2015 edition of what is described as "the biggest architectural awards programme in the world." The awards are expected to attract more than 750 entries, around half of which will be shortlisted into thirty categories. The closing date for entries is the end of May, and shortlisting will take place in early June.

This year’s 'superjurors' include Royal Gold Medallist Sir Peter Cook (UK), Sou Fujimoto (Japan), Benedetta Tagliabue (Spain), Charles Jencks (UK/US), Kerry Hill (Singapore) and Manuelle Gautrand (France).

59BTP-House / ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

23:00 - 12 March, 2015
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Learning Hub / Heatherwick Studio

12:00 - 10 March, 2015
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Architects' Propose Flexible Art Pavilion for Singapore

18:00 - 7 March, 2015
Architects' Propose Flexible Art Pavilion for Singapore, Courtesy of Parsa Khalili
Courtesy of Parsa Khalili

This active multi-use pavilion by Bence Pap and Parsa Khalili took second prize in the OUE Artling ArchiPavilion Design Competition in Singapore. Designed around the principles of continuity and flexibility, the Artling Pavilion provides an adaptable space that accommodates evolving programs and ensures constant adherence to the occupants' needs.