The Business Times Weekend Magazine featured SUTD’s joint project with the Future Cities Lab, on the Dense and Green Building Typologies exhibition at the Venice Biennale. The article also featured a quote from Prof Thomas Schroepfer, Professor of ASD.
THE BUILDINGS ON these two pages may be familiar for their eye-catching designs, but they are also shining examples of green architecture in Singapore. Look closely at these high-rise structures and you will see pockets of green by way of public spaces, extensive sky terraces, sky bridges, vertical parks, roof gardens and more.
These are qualities that led Future Cities Laboratory (FCL) to pick them to represent Singapore in its exhibition Dense and Green Building Typologies: Architecture as Urban Ecosystem, currently on show at the Venice Biennale for architecture.
FCL, together with the Singapore University of Design and Technology (SUTD), helms a research project to develop design strategies for high-density urban living. Much of its research therefore takes into account how nature and greenery in the city landscape have positive social and economic benefits.
Says the project’s principal investigator, Dr Thomas Schroepfer, from SUTD. “This way, we can better develop strategies for the built environment to enhance sustainability and make cities much more liveable.”
Adds co-principal investigator, Prof Sacha Menz from ETH Zurich, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich: “Green buildings are very quickly becoming the new norm in densely-built Singapore. The concerted effort and speed at which this is happening is still unheard-of in other parts of the world and we think it is important to bring these green buildings and the ideas behind them to the world stage.
Dense and Green Building Typologies: Architecture as Urban Ecosystem is on till Nov 25, at Palazzo Mora, First Floor, Room 5, Strada Nuova #3659, Venice, Italy.