High Density Seafront Housing

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Studio Instructor(s)

Manuel Der Hagopian & Armand Devillard

Program: High Density Housing

Scale: Varied

Site: Tanjong Pagar Waterfront

As cities around the world struggle with solutions to the housing shortage that affect many communities, Singapore has invested in successful creative development for a number of years. Building on this momentum the studio has explored the challenges and opportunities that arise between high density seafront housing and the urban fabric of Singapore.

In the next few years, the Tanjong Pagar Harbour will relocate to the west side of Singapore. This move will open up vast spaces for direct connections from central Singapore to the seafront. The newly redeveloped area will offer a variety of uses for residents and visitors to live, work, play, and shop.

The development zone will consist of five distinct types of Residential Mix, each with various: plot ratios, heights, land coverage and a unique relationship to the sea. Working on different blocks students are tasked with crafting innovative solutions, amidst the complex urban fabric, to create exemplary sustainable housing proposals that have a special connection with the seafront.