Fawwaz Bin Azhar
Project Metamorphosis

Thesis Supervisor: A/P Fung John Chye

Site: Tanjong Pagar Port, Singapore

Website: www.wazworks.net/

Neighbourhoods which contains our multicultural ethnicities and community resilience will be affected when climate change alters our environment and when technology of the fourth industrial revolution disrupts the way we work, live and play. The 3 industrial revolutions from the mid-18th century to present has influenced the jobs sector which in turn affects our living accommodations and commuting patterns. While we are on the verge of the 4th revolution of cyber physical systems, climate change is also threatening our way of life here in Singapore.

The revolution for high-tech infrastructure and the climate mitigation interventions has provided a platform and vehicle for the amalgamation of a future ready and sustainable Coastal City neighbourhood typology which is Project Metamorphosis.


Project Metamorphosis translates the necessity of a seawater mitigation system into a coastal self-sustaining neighbourhood typology which thrives on a mobile and connected lifestyle far beyond the Tanjong Pagar Port site.

Mobili [City] Masterplan

Based on the study of the technological advancements of the upcoming 80 years and projected environmental issues that will plague the country, The Mobilicity masterplan is a concept typology of urban programs which caters to the zeitgeist of the Phygital Industrial revolution in an era of rising sea levels. 

The integration of highspeed networks and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) will provide a template for a hyper connected and mobile lifestyle. Enabling users, a new method of portable living with the integration of autonomous technology and artificial intelligence.

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Metamorphosis translates the necessity of a sea mitigation system into a coastal self-sustaining neighbourhood typology which thrives on a mobile  lifestyle far beyond the Tanjong Pagar Port site. Taking the concept of autonomous movement throughout the township, the opportunity of integrating working and recreational activities with the act of transiting will require both an experiential environment as well as a seamless transition between programs. The Urban theatricality of spaces in the neighbourhood is created by the language of a single sheet folded in multiple layers where the users can anticipate the next destination as they interweave through the form.

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Dockable Housing Sector

The housing sector of the neighbourhood consists of 60sqm sized Dock able apartment units flanking the main mobility network and interweaved by pedestrian breakout spaces. These apartments are grouped into a 12 unit cluster with a semi-private breakout space and access to the mobility pod.

Each apartment will be furnished with a Phygital workstation to encourage the remote digital lifestyle of learning work and play. However, The Mobility Pod can be detached from the overall GFA of the unit to bring users through a journey in the townscape which enhances the living space and experiences.

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Autonomous Exchange

Each neighbourhood in the Masterplan will host an Autonomous Exchange where the residents or urban flaneur could congregate. The digital reality docking hubs consists of basic amenities like toilet facilities and F&B as well as AR/VR workstations. The Exchange has an Aerial mobility drone port for those travelling beyond the site.

The digitisation of lifestyles impact the speed of economics and expectations, we must strive for a reality where technology will drive the efficiency of human social bonding and a platform for communal sustainability.


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