Singapore Tourism Board unveiled the theme and design of the Singapore Pavilion for World Expo Shanghai 2010. Urban Symphony pays tribute to Singapore symbolising its harmony of culture, progress and sustainability. Following the call for design submissions last year, Kay Ngee Tan Architects and partners were awarded lead architect for their winning 3,000 sq m concept.
The Singapore Tourism Board received five submissions and the proposal by Kay Ngee Tan Architects was picked by an Evaluation Panel consisting of members of the Advisory Panel and Organising Committee for Singapore’s participation in the World Expo. The Evaluation Panel included experts from the creative, media, technology industries as well as senior representatives from several government agencies.Two further finalists’ projects were remarkable due to their edgy and up-and-coming architecture firms, Ministry of Design and Design Act, with the firms celebrating their shortlisting as a progression for the young and often ‘insecure’ nation of Singapore.
In the lead up to the World Expo, the Singapore Pavilion design will make its China debut in an exhibition running from 25 to 31 March 2009 at the World Expo Shanghai 2010 Exhibition Centre. Exhibit items on display will include a 1:100 scale model of the pavilion. STB is also in talks with National Museum of Singapore to bring this exhibition back to Singapore in the month of May.