Shell's down | Power's up
Once a power district that was responsible for supplying a bulk of Singapore’s power, what is left now is just an empty shell, which barely echoes its significant past. Thus, this thesis intends to examine and break down the existing components of Pasir Panjang Power Station ‘A’, explore possibilities to celebrate its rich historic character and breathe life back into it.
Considering the site’s immediate context and Singapore’s ambition for a future low-carbon nation, the Power Station will be transformed into a conference venue filled with vibrant activities. Serving as a catalyst to foster energy development, it aims to promote collaboration, support new ways of working and learning through the notion of ‘Office as a Campus’ and to avoid a single tenant enterprise. With the 2040 Greater Southern Waterfront redevelopment plan set in place, this thesis also aims to transform the Power District into a hub for alternative clean energy and create meaningful and memorable spaces for the public.
In a site where it is constantly progressing as a commercialised and privatised district, conserving the Power Station’s identity is extremely crucial in ensuring that it shows a narrative of its multifaceted history rather than just a shadow of it. Once a building that generated power, it could now generate new hopes and possibilities for a future vibrant and lively environment for everyone to enjoy.
A compelling proposal for the conservation of not only the Pasir Panjang Power Station A but also the urban design proposal for the whole district and its engagement with the water edge. A place by the people for the people - a reaction against conservation projects that became private entities, accessible only to the privileged few.
- Prof. in Practice Richard Ho
Ian Tay Zhe Jun
Ian Tay Zhe Jun