The Founders’ Memorial – envisioned to be a space which honours Singapore’s founding generation of leaders and celebrates the ideals and values upon which Singapore is built – is another step closer to taking form with the launch of an international architectural competition to call for design proposals. The competition, which opens today, invites interested architects to submit design proposals for the Founders’ Memorial, to be constructed at the Bay East Garden.
The Singapore Institute of Architects has been appointed by the Founders’ Memorial Committee, through the National Heritage Board, to organise the architectural design competition. The competition is open to architects who are registered with the Board of Architects, Singapore, and who have registered for the competition.
Foreign design consultants who are registered within their own jurisdictions may also participate and register for the competition. They are strongly encouraged to team up with architects who are registered in Singapore, for Stage One. At Stage Two, it is mandatory for shortlisted foreign design consultants to team up with architects who are registered in Singapore.
The competition will be organised in two stages, with the first stage involving the submission of proposed designs for the Founders’ Memorial. A Jury Panel will shortlist up to six designs for the second stage, which would involve the further development of these designs, from which the winning design will be chosen.
- The seven-member Jury Panel for the competition will comprise the following members:
- Lee Tzu Yang, Chairman, Founders’ Memorial Committee (Chairperson of the Jury Panel)
- Daniel Libeskind, Founder and Principal Architect, Studio Libeskind
- Jun-ichi Inada, Managing Director, WIN Landscape Planning & Design International
- Tai Lee Siang, Executive Director (BuildSG), Building and Construction Authority, Singapore
- Kiat W. Tan, Corporate Advisor, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore
- Fun Siew Leng, Chief Urban Designer, Urban Redevelopment Authority, Singapore
- Chang Hwee Nee, Chief Executive Officer, National Heritage Board, Singapore
Singaporeans will also have opportunities to take part in engagement workshops in May 2019 to hear more about, and offer views on the designs shortlisted in the second stage of the competition. The winning design will be announced at the start of 2020, and it will also be showcased through a public exhibition. More details on the engagement sessions and public showcase will be shared closer to the dates. Source and images Courtesy of National Heritage Board.