Constructed Land—Singapore 1924—2012
IABR Rotterdam
The project Constructed Land: Singapore 1924-2012 investigates the material flows of soil and the changing physical form of the island of Singapore over time. Until today, around one quarter of the land area has been added to the surface of the island-state by means of importing sand, claiming land from the sea, reshaping of existing terrain, and dredging material from the seabed. For more than a century, the transformation of topography has accompanied the change of Singapore’s urban landscape. While this process continues at an ever-increasing pace, its scale and implications are breathtaking: The project reveals constructed land as the central paradigm of Singapore’s urban development today.
Exhibition Team:

ETH Zürich, Department of Architecture and
Future Cities Laboratory, Singapore:
Prof. Dr. Uta Hassler, Assistant Prof. Milica Topalović, Prof. Dr. Armin Grün,
Dr. Iris Belle, Hans Hortig, Marcel Jäggi, Martin Knüsel, Dr. Tao Wang, Tobias Wullschleger

External collaboration: Bas Princen

Students ETH Zürich: Lino Moser, Gabriela Schär

Students NUS Singapore: Pathik Gandhi, Yong Kuan, Delon Leonard, Muqiong Liao, Shaheen Nazif, Sheila Ong, Bek Tai Keng, Mayur Vichare

The project is supported by ETH Zürich Department of Architecture, Singapore-ETH Centre and Future Cities Laboratory, Network City and Landscape, and ProHelvetia.

Bas Princen