Championing Sustainability, Livability and Resilience : Rethinking Singapore’s Workers Dormitory Design


Instructions to Venue: Please turn left from entrance and look for Powerstation rooms.
Closed Door Session for SIA members and Public.
Limited spaces!

Feb 2020 saw the Covid-19 pandemic first hit the shores in Singapore and by April 2020, the virus had spread among the migrant worker community and many dormitories were placed under quarantine. As the migrant workers dormitories emerged as hotbed for covid-19, the living environments of our migrant workers in the dormitories were put under the spotlight.

As Architects, we asked ourselves how we could contribute to the conversation and give back to this community that is transient yet has become so integral to the development of both our industry and our country.

How could dormitories be more resilient and adaptable to potential future pandemics? Could we rethink how migrant workers live? Can the design of dormitories effect change in behavioural patterns? Can we reimagine an improved living environment for our migrant community who builds our homes and cities?

Come and participate in this dialogue where a panel of architects, who were part of a volunteer group of architects that collaborated with government agencies, share their studies and explorations on new ways of living for the migrant workers community.
Ar. Teo Yee Chin, Principal Architect of Red Bean Architects, Singapore Institute of Architects
Ar. Quck Zhong Yi, Partner of asolidplan, Singapore Institute of Architects
Ar. Lim Chu Hwai, Architect
Ar. Melvin Keng, Principal Architect of Kaizen Architecture, Singapore Institute of Architects
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- The session will start promptly at the stated time on site at Tzu Chi Humanistic Youth Centre.
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Top image by Asia Times.
This Workshop is an initiative of Singapore Archifest 2020: www.archifest.sg

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Sun Oct 18, 2020
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM SGT
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