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Title: SPACE TO PLACE: A SPATIAL PRODUCTION OF TRANSIENT WORKERS IN SINGAPORE
Authors: DEBBIE PRADINATA SIM
Keywords: Architecture
Design Track
DT
Master (Architecture)
Johannes Widodo
2015/2016 Aki DT
Paya Lebar
Public Space
Space Identity
Space Production
Transient Workers
Issue Date: 15-Dec-2015
Citation: DEBBIE PRADINATA SIM (2015-12-15). SPACE TO PLACE: A SPATIAL PRODUCTION OF TRANSIENT WORKERS IN SINGAPORE. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Public spaces in modern cities are created to provide platforms for interaction among the city’s occupants. These spaces are important in giving character to neighbourhoods, districts and the city. As the occupants of the city become increasingly mobile and uprooted from their community, spatial creation became less organic resulting in the creation of public spaces that are unused and insignificant. In Singapore, while many public spaces are left empty, one could observe a few undeveloped open spaces came to life on the weekends due to the presence of different communities of transient workers. These spaces and members of the communities are never constant. How then can a place be created by a mobile community in an ever-changing location? This dissertation aims to study the spatial production of transient workers in a foreign country. In addition, it will also try to understand the reason why these unintended public spaces are more effective in place creation than designated and designed public spaces. The study will be done by observing Indonesian Foreign Domestic Workers at their gathering spaces near Paya Lebar Mass Rapid Transit station area. The paper hypothesises that user and site context both plays an important part in the creation of a public space. While the paper does not aim to find a perfect formula for the design of public spaces, it hopes to unravel the reason behind how some public spaces are more effective than the other in place creation.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/223277
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