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To gather: The Architecture of Relationships opens to public

Architecture | May 15, 2021 |

To gather: The Architecture of Relationships opens to public
To gather: The Architecture of Relationships examines the different ways in which we, inhabitants of Singapore, share space – in our city, with one another, and with the rest of nature. Inspired by the spatial typology of the local hawker centre, the Singapore Pavilion gathers 16 exhibited works through which we introduce uniquely Singaporean modes of gathering and coexistence to visitors, 2021 © Ow Jun Jie

Singapore Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia
Arsenale – Venice, Italy
May 22 – November 21, 2021

The Singapore Pavilion officially opens at its seventh showcase at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia. Commissioned by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and DesignSingapore Council (Dsg) and curated by the National University of Singapore (NUS), the exhibition returns to the Sale d’Armi at the Arsenale in Venice, Italy, and will run from 22 May to 21 November 2021. Entitled to gather: The Architecture of Relationships, the exhibition responds to Biennale curator Hashim Sarkis’ overarching theme and question — ‘How Will We Live Together?”.

To gather: The Architecture of Relationships opens to public
Rail Corridor: Choa Chu Kang Integrated Housing Development, 2015. MKPL Architects © MKPL Architects Pte Ltd

The Singapore Pavilion was officially inaugurated on Friday, 21 May 2021 by Mr Desmond Lee, Singapore’s Minister for National Development, at a virtual launch event. Pulling together everyday stories from Singapore’s urban fabric, to gather explores unique local spatial typologies that have emerged from Singapore’s dense urban population, and established distinctively Singaporean modes of gathering and living. Communal spaces like void decks, hawker centres and community hubs describe the different scales in which design has meaningfully contributed to public social life.

In this year’s edition, 16 built and speculative architecture, art and design projects by local architects and creatives are presented on round tables reminiscent of the spatial configuration of hawker centres. At each table, visitors can explore how each of these projects encourage the forming of relationships, improve the quality of the built environment and forge new spatial contracts in the city.

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The four Pavilion subthemes, each with four corresponding projects, help to further expand these ideas. Communing Relationships examines how collective histories and memories can be preserved whilst inspiring new modes of coming together. Centred around the built structures, Framing Relationships explores how different communities and individuals work and live within a single space. Uncovering Relationships emphasises multi-sensorial interactions amongst people and our surroundings. Last but not least, Imagining Relationships speculates a future based on our conjoined relationship with digital technology.

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With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there have been changes in the ways individuals and communities interact with one another and their surrounding built environments. Over the past year, Singapore and her residents have proven resilient and adaptable in responding to the shifting spatial arrangements. Local architects, designers and creatives have also taken this opportunity to critically reflect on how good design plays an important role in establishing safe, healthy and inclusive spaces.

In addition to the physical staging of the Singapore Pavilion in Venice, the 16 projects will also be showcased via the Pavilion’s website and social media channels. Both international and local audiences are invited to view the curated content and participate in upcoming programmes. The Singapore Pavilion is also expected to be restaged locally in 2022, with more details to be announced in due course.

more. www.to-gather.sg

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