Temples of Sustainability.
What if Singapore is reborn?
Design Research Studio.
C J Lim (UCL Bartlett Unit 10).
By re-evaluating everyday necessities to forgo consumerism, the city is reborn. The act of repentance challenges existing public urban and architectural typologies focusing on sustainability that births new social and environmental responsibilities, and a new faith.
Through eradicating all shopping malls in Singapore, this project acts as an antithesis of the urban planning condition of mass consumerism – the cause of death of the confrontation against Climate Change. THis new typology shall act as a new form of faith, uniting and encouraging Singaporeans into achieving sustainability. By growing and consuming alternative sources of protein such as soy and beans, sustainability is achieved by promoting adoption of non-meat based diets over beef and pork, a category that generates high concentration of CO2. Having solar panels and wind farming facilities advocate the use of clean energy for everyday activities. Rain water is channelled into reservoirs providing sufficient supply without dependency on buying water from neighbouring countries. With innovative alternatives to food, energy, and water, this project aims to reduce man-made CO2 and nurture and assimilate sustainable living practices into the lives of Singaporeans.
All shopping malls in Singapore.
Focused on Clementi Mall, Singapore.