Singapore Founders’ Memorial
An inspiring place for people in a tropical landscape
The Singapore Founders’ Memorial is a nationally significant project that envisages 14,000m2 of public museum, gallery and educational space integrated within a 5Ha public garden. JPW’s scheme was one of five Stage 2 International Design Competition Finalists selected from an anonymous field of 200 Stage 1 submissions.The project was developed over a 12 month competition period and exhibited throughout Singapore during an extensive public consultation process.JPW collaborated closely with our local partner RDC Architects to achieve local compliance, universal access and 6 green stars.
JPW’s scheme proposed a seamlessly connected landscape and memorial experience, centred around the common national values that unite the diverse people of Singapore.This was reflected in a dynamic memorial form and landscape that extended over and through the building to enable public access throughout, and create an inspiring sequence of private reflection and public gathering spaces befitting a place of such national importance.
“We unite, regardless of race, religion, culture… to achieve happiness, prosperity and progress.”
Singapore National Pledge