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Title: THE URBAN STAGE : HOSTEL FOR ART STUDENTS
Authors: LEE JUN XIAN
Keywords: Architecture
Ho Kong Fatt, Richard
Thesis
Thesis 2008/2009
Issue Date: 30-Oct-2009
Citation: LEE JUN XIAN (2009-10-30T05:00:56Z). THE URBAN STAGE : HOSTEL FOR ART STUDENTS. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: “Stage”: 1. A raised and level floor or platform. 2. The scene of an event or a series of events. Set within Bras Basah.Bugis area, which is marked out as “Home of the Arts” by URA, this design project proposes a new urban design strategy, which explores alternative methods of urban design in Singapore, adopting a more fluid tactic of scenario building. Thus, the demand of this thesis project is two-fold; one consisting of a master plan and another a building proposal. Based on series of intervention at different scale and timeframe the master plan explores urban design, which caters to the dynamic process of urbanism. Situated between two prominent art institutions in Singapore (Nan yang Academy of Fine Arts & La Salle SIA), the building proposal demonstrates the implementation of this master plan and how an integrated approach to urbanism, landscape and architecture is able to enhance the urban experience. The design approach to this student’s hostel is driven by two fundamental ideas: Urban connectivity and Programmatic relevance. The student hostel can be used as a short cut to connect Prinsep Street to Bencoolen Street, and this connective platform is also an outdoor gallery and a performance venue. Programmatically, this project allows the exploration of grafting exhibition spaces, galleries, studio and workshop spaces into the existing urban fabric of Bras Basah.Bugis area, adding new facets to the already compelling context for the site. Hence this project is about exploring architectural interventions that can evoke a sense of place, allowing contemporary art to intervene into the public and become integral part of the everyday life for the students and public alike.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/220513
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