Kengo Kuma, K2LD win bid to design Founders Memorial in Singapore

April 10, 2020 by  
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Kengo Kuma & Associates and K2LD Architects have won an international competition for the Founders’ Memorial in Singapore, a national landmark that will honor not only Singapore’s first Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew, but the multi-racial team of which he was a part of in developing the island country as well. Proposed for the 32-hectare Bay East Garden that forms part of Singapore’s famous Gardens by the Bay, the Founders’ Memorial will complement its surroundings and the nation’s “garden city” reputation with its lush, nature-focused design. The approximately 13,700-square-meter development is slated to break ground in 2022 and is expected to be completed by 2027. Unanimously selected from five shortlisted designs, Kengo Kuma & Associates and K2LD Architects’ submission was praised by the jury for its creativity, distinctive place-making characteristics, feasibility and sustainability both in terms of financial longevity and maintenance. The site-specific design is inspired by the idea of a meandering path that traces the legacy of Singapore’s founding leaders to connect the past with the future. Related: Tropical greenery surrounds a sustainable, solar-powered home in Singapore Set close to the water, the national landmark will be a “living memorial” comprising undulating green slopes that rise up to become green roofs for various buildings, such as the museum and visitor center. Multiple pathways will be carved out of the architecture and landscape to represent Singapore’s multiculturalism. At the heart of the memorial is the “Founders’ Path,” the central spine that joins together the various elements and traverses the garden-like environment. “Our design concept for the Founders’ Memorial originates from the idea of a path — a journey tracing the legacy of Singapore’s founding leaders,” architect Kengo Kuma explained. “It simultaneously honors the past and inspires the present and future. The design aims to be a ‘living memorial’, to be owned by each new generation of Singaporeans. There will be ample spaces for the celebration of milestone events, all set against the changing skyline of Singapore.” + Kengo Kuma & Associates + K2LD Architects Images via Kengo Kuma & Associates

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Earth’s Call Celebration: May 18 Live Webcast

May 10, 2019 by  
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Mark your calendar for the live webcast of the Earth’s … The post Earth’s Call Celebration: May 18 Live Webcast appeared first on Earth911.com.

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Get Ready for a Green Chinese New Year Celebration

February 12, 2018 by  
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With Chinese New Year coming up later this week, on … The post Get Ready for a Green Chinese New Year Celebration appeared first on Earth911.com.

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Special Announcement: The Sustainability Solutions Celebration

February 23, 2017 by  
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ASU, with the help of some special guests, previews the Sustainability Solutions Celebration, presented as part of the Sustainability Solutions Festival hosted by the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability.

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Keeping up the momentum: Companies build on Earth Day

April 30, 2012 by  
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Companies are proving that Earth Day continues long after the celebration. Here's how a number of corporations are following through on their committments.

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It’s Wool Week : A Celebration of Sheep

September 6, 2011 by  
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Photo: lagalleria It’s Wool Week in the UK: a time to celebrate the warm, natural and environmental fibre that is wool. Initiated by Prince Charles last year , it’s part of The Campaign for Wool, to get manufacturers and the public to recognise its virtues and support sheep farming and the British wool industry…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Alicia Silverstone’s Tips for a Green Valentine’s Day and More

February 11, 2011 by  
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Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images If you’ve left your Valentine’s Day plans until the last minute (again), then Alicia Silverstone can help: The eco-minded actress took to her website, The Kind Life , to list some of her favorite ways to put a green spin on your celebration. …

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Sale of Lexus GX 460 Suspended, Highlighting Inherent Problem with Big SUVs

April 14, 2010 by  
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Photo: Wikipedia , CC Lexus, Toyota’s luxury division, has suspended the sale of its GX 460 SUV mastodon (Curb weight: 5,305 lbs). The reason

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