Reaching Across The River
Integrating climate displaced and local communities
At its crux this project is political. Yet Abi has managed to take this narrative and transform it into an architectural landscape that attempts to bridge, in both a figurative and literal way, the huge divide between the haves and the have-nots of this world. In specific, she explores the urban and spatial expression of the integration of the re-settled migrant here in Singapore – a scenario without precedent here. In doing so, she examines the topic in enormous depth, from the programming to spatial; from the urban to the personal and from form to materiality.
- Adj. Assoc. Prof. Hans Brouwer