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Shifting Landscapes

Part 2 Project 2008
Shujun Wong
National University of Singapore Singapore Singapore
The vision of this thesis is to develop strategies that would lead to the creation of a new form of reclaimed landscape in Singapore. A projection of the possible limits of Singapore's territorial boundary was made and an area of waters off the west coast, currently terra nullus, was chosen as the site of intervention. The entrire development is phased to evolve across 50 years. Structures are designed to trap sedimentations and form the foundation grid for future development. In time, a mosiac of changing landscape grows to redefine the land.
Shujun Wong

Shifting Landscape: In the context of an official position of land scarce Singapore; a policy of 50 years of land reclamation -- to reclaim land from the sea, to expand the nation's inhabitable area, and to provide areas for industrial growth - has countered its size by reconfiguring the country's landscape. Yet this newly constructed ground remains vacant for over 10 years allowing the new earth to settle; it remains present yet entirely uninhabitable. Ms Wong's, provocative thesis embraces this fascinating history extending and projecting it into the future through specific strategies of sedimentation and hydrological deposits. The landscape is now inhabited by a series of occupations; by nature, by vision, by infrastructure, and eventually by the body. As a new construct of land and terra firma, ground is seen as act in progress, growing, changing, and evolving forcing us to question and think more carefully about site itself.


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