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Title: MULTIPLICATION OF MINIATURISED SINGAPORES
Authors: NOBUKO IIJIMA
Keywords: Architecture
Design Track
DT
Master (Architecture)
Zdravko Trivic
2014/2015 Aki DT
Complete hybridness
Decentralization
Densification
Intensification
Issue Date: 6-Aug-2015
Citation: NOBUKO IIJIMA (2015-08-06). MULTIPLICATION OF MINIATURISED SINGAPORES. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This thesis challenges the notions of territory, density and intensity through critical interpretations of the cur- rent strategies of densification and decentralization in Singapore’s urban planning. The Master Plan 2014 is critically examined with the main focus on its zoning parameters - land use distribution and service provisions, in reference to scarcity of land, growing and increasingly diverse population and increased mobility. With continuous decentralization and densification of different uses and users, Singapore seems to be approaching a state of “complete diversity” or “complete hybridness”. However, would such diversity engender yet another form of homogeneity in which each individual unit (zone) would be a representative of a whole (Singapore)? This thesis aims to examine this extreme state of homogeneity and interconnectivity and its implications on spatial planning at all scales of urban development (island, state, neighbourhood, precinct, building). This would require a more 3-dimensional spatial conceptualization as opposed to current 2-dimensional planning expressed through the Master Plan. If each planning unit in Singapore is to replicate Singapore’s characteristics as a whole, it is assumed that space would become even more precious and contested resource in which various forms of communication (sharing, conflicts, negotiations, etc.) would occur constantly. In such a condition, space would thus necessitate acquiring more flexible and multi-functional character. Perhaps ironically, such a space may require planning that is less spatial but rather operational – a systematic planning.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/222326
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