|Group:||Goi Yong Chern|
|Competition Host:||NEA / PUB Singapore|
Singapore’s National Environment Agency put out a competition for their new Integrated Waste Management Facility , calling for ideas on how the envelope of the facility should look.
The large size of the facility dwarfs most other industrial buildings in its area, cementing the facility as a massive landmark and element of the industrial skyline. We proposed a colossal, continuous landscape mural – not in paint, but in ETFE membrane and living green wall - to paint the skyline with a dash of green and natural aesthetic in a backdrop of grey industrial buildings.
In doing so we also seize the opportunity to push ETFE into the mainstream for Singapore. Its use will necessitate SGBC certification; subsequently, as a lightweight, self-cleaning, environmentally friendly alternative, we hope to see its wider application – starting from the Tuas Nexus- spread across Singapore in all types and forms of architecture.
Leveraging the immense scale of the IWMF buildings, the natural aesthetic and functional facade imbues the architecture with meaning: a dream to safeguard, nurture, and cherish our natural environment.
Details on this project may be found here: IWMF-Competition-A Bigger Picture