Singapore To Present | Its Vision Of ‘City in Nature’ At Expo 2020
SINGAPORE: Singapore will present on the global stage its vision of a sustainable, liveable, and resilient city of the future at the upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai, highlighting the city’s innovative urban solutions and culture.
Situated within the Sustainability District of the Expo 2020 Dubai, the first World Expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia region the Singapore Pavilion will present a microcosm of the nation’s transformed landscape.
Underscoring Singapore’s vision of shaping itself into a liveable, sustainable, and resilient city of the future through the smart integration of design, technology, and nature, the pavilion will profile Singapore’s experience and expertise in developing and implementing urban innovations and showcase the country’s continued commitment towards building a sustainable future. It also serves as a platform for the cross-pollination of ideas to build future cities that balance the needs of their people and environments.
Designed by Singapore-based architectural practice WOHA, the Singapore Pavilion represents the nation’s efforts to be a City in Nature, and how this vision can also be realized anywhere through smart and sustainable urban solutions.
Upon entering the Ground Garden, visitors will be welcomed by a garden landscape, with a phytoremediation pond nestled among a lush array of plants, trees, shrubs, including Singapore’s national flower, the Vanda Miss Joaquim orchid. Boasting an open plan, the architecture interacts seamlessly with the environment, helping visitors to envision how nature can be integrated and restored in urban settings.
The pavilion showcases how the built environment can help to increase biodiversity, provide more space for trees and other greenery, and play a pivotal part in combating climate change, even in a desert environment. It also integrates landscaping into its design, showing that the built environment does not need to displace nature but can, in fact, co-exist with it.
Larry Ng, Commissioner-General of the Singapore Pavilion, said: “The Covid-19 pandemic has shown how quickly it can change the way people live, work, and play. In the face of critical challenges and disruptions facing the world today, it is important for nations to come together and find a way forward to build cities that sensitively adapt to tomorrow’s challenges.”