Ring City



Singapore is a city-state with many urban challenges. Having a limited space to develop Singapore has been forced to look to the sea for a solution in it`s future development. By the method of land reclamation the country has grown from 580 km2 in 1960 to around 700 km2 today. This has been incredibly destructive not only to the seabed surrounding Singapore but also in the countries where the sea- and riverbeds has been dredged.

Singapore has always had a strong notion of being a green garden city. Parks and trees are abundant and promote how a modern city can function along with a "semi" wilderness. But this image of a green city seem to be only one-sided. By being a major trading hub, catering for shipping Singapore has neglected its underwater environment. Oil tankers and container ships line the shore of Singapore and cut the public off from the sea.

What we see in Singapore is two sides of a coin. Where one side, the one above, are being well maintained and presented as a showpiece to the world. And the other side, the one below, are being neglected and sacrificed in order to maintain economic growth.

This project focus on this dilemma and proposes a solution that will become something more than just an extension of Singapore`s land area.

By using the city as a barrier agains the "dirty" industry Singapore can create a sanctuary where nature is allowed to run its course.