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Keywords: Architecture
Design Track
2013/2014 Aki DT
Tan Teck Kiam
Thesis (Architecture)
Master (Architecture)
Issue Date: 6-Nov-2017
Citation: ERIC DIMITRI BARTHOLE (2017-11-06). BABYLON 2.0 : COMMUNITY CONNECTED CITY. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: In order to achieve its goal of high density, Singapore currently relies on two urban processes: spreading and rising. These processes, however, barely support the fast demographic development of the City-State and as a result of the highly-controlled national planning, they tend to create a homogeneous and hierarchized city that refuses urban and social diversity. Babylon 2.0 achieves an urban and social vision that challenges conservation ways of developing the city: no land plot, no boundaries, no self-standing building and its limited program. It is about developing connections at the national as well as the local scale, about diversifying the way people move within the city and about responding to the local needs by implementing programs that complement the existing activities. The project makes use of the elevated MRT track and the resulting left-over space around it. While it runs along it, the project morphs in order to adapt to the site and to respond to it. Urbanistically, the project relies on its programmatic flexibility to evolve with the social and urban environment. Architecturally, Babylon 2.0 an interpretation of the essence of the district in which it takes place. In conclusion, this thesis project proposed an alternative urban vision towards an integrative multi-layered social and urban fabric that is able support high-density and intensive use while remaining enjoyable and attractive for each and every user.
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