Sustainable Conservation to Singapore Kampong Heritage
Amidst the bustling metropolis lies a hidden treasure, waiting to be discovered—the kampongs of Singapore. The conservation of such unique cultural treasures align with Singapore's goal of becoming a City in Nature.
Conserving a Piece of Hong Kong Heritage: Blue House
Blue House, the conserved building serves as a community space and encourages the engagements of public and business sectors, non-profit organisations, and the neighbourhood in the process of cultural and heritage conservation.
Sentul Depot: A Train Ride that brings back Community Heritage
Sentul Depot was transformed by making use of place-making to bring together communities and giving it a new social identity by retaining its historic and cultural characteristics.
The Living City – The Rise and Fall, and Rise Again of Sir Patrick Geddes
Patrick Geddes is regarded by many as the father of citizen participation, and is renowned for his theories based on the “autonomous community” and “bottom-up” planning. He pioneered the place-making approach, was founder of the urban conservation movement and originated the phrase, “Think Global, Act Local”.
Adaptive Reuse: Heritage Buildings as Museums
The demolition of Queen’s Pier was a pivotal moment that jolted Hong Kongers to the fact that it was giving away its architectural heritage with barely a whimper. Yet not everything old should be saved—and certainly not pickled.