18th October - 19 November
National Museum of Singapore Location info
93 Stamford Road
3rd - 16th October : Pavilion Live-build
17th : Exclusive preview & Launch Party (only open to architects, designers, engineers, SIA members and media. Registration required.)
18th October - 19 November : Open to Public
Commissioned by the British Council in partnership with the Preservation of Monuments Board and the Royal Academy of Arts (London) to celebrate ArchiFest 2011.
In the Future Memory Pavilion two commonplace materials, ice and sand, evoke Singapore’s historic and contemporary attitude to climate and land. Designed by young British architects Pernilla Ohrstedt and Asif Khan, this extraordinary structure invites the visitor to observe and experience the shifting landscape and climatic space and reflects on the way these materials have shaped Singapore.
Future Memory is a programme that has been developed from a series of debates organised by the Royal Academy of Arts (London), which explores the relationship between the past, present and future. The programme aims to address the apparent contradiction between forward-looking design and that which retains memories of the past.
Earlier this year, the Future Memory Forum brought together British and Singaporean architects for a shared discussion. The Future Memory Pavilion captures the themes in built form and will be the basis for others to form their own response to the ideas about change.
After a research visit to Singapore by architect Asif Khan, he and partner Pernilla Ohrstedt, proposed a pavilion of two cones, one filled with sand and the other with ice. Unlike most buildings that offer a drastically modified climate, the Pavilion embraces natural weather conditions.
Memory, like the sand and ice, is relative to the current time and place. What, how and why we choose to remember can shape the future.
The Pavilion is a place to visit and reflect, inviting personal interpretations and recollection of old memories and the creation of new ones.
The Future Memory Pavilion is made possible with generous support from Arup (Singapore), RSP Architects, the National Museum of Singapore, the Urban Redevelopment Authority and Shanghai Construction (Group) General Co. Singapore Branch.
More information at futurememory.sg