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Future Cities Laboratory showcases Singapore’s iconic ‘green’ buildings in Venice

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Dense and Green Building Typologies: Architecture as Urban Ecosystem, Time Space Existence Exhibition at Palazzo Mora, Venice Architecture Biennale 2018. Photo: © Future Cities Laboratory - Dense and Green Building Typologies Research Team

Singapore – The Future Cities Laboratory is featuring several iconic green buildings from Singapore during an exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale from May 26th to November 25th 2018. The exhibition “Dense and Green Building Typologies: Architecture as Urban Ecosystem” is part of the ‘Time Space Existence’ exhibition hosted by the European Cultural Centre (ECC) at Palazzo Mora in Venice.

The exhibition features the following projects from Singapore: Oasia Downtown, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Punggol Waterway Terraces I, Solaris at Fusionopolis, Skyville @ Dawson, and The Interlace. 

The exhibition not only explores their physical attributes but also provide insights into their urban design, architectural, environmental, social and economic impacts. The integration of green spaces in building is increasingly being explored in contemporary architecture and urban design practice in Singapore and beyond. This produces new building types for high-density environments that include public spaces, extensive sky terraces, sky bridges, vertical parks, roof gardens and other “green” components. 

As part of the exhibition, a series of interviews with architects and landscape architects involved in these iconic projects, such as Tan Shao Yen of CPG Consultants, Richard Hassell of WOHA, and Henry Steed of ICN Design International, provides important insights to the inspiration, rationale, and design concepts behind these buildings.