Commendation Award for URA CUBE Workshop & Competition
A team of students from the School of Engineering (SEG), the School of Applied Science (SAS) and the School of Technology for the Arts (STA) took part in the 10th URA Challenge for the Urban & Built Environment (CUBE) workshop competition and received the Commendation Award for their proposal “GREEN NEXUS: Forging Ties through Greenery!”.
Participants from Junior Colleges and Polytechnics took part in the workshop competition to pit their urban planning and design ideas for the development of Serangoon Central area against each other.
The workshops included a series of lectures and seminars on tools and concepts in urban and project planning conducted by Architects, Urban Planner and Academics from URA, NUS, SUTD and industry experts.
They were then given the opportunity to apply their newly acquired knowledge during a site visit at Mei Chin to perform detail site analysis, such as analysing surroundings, topography evaluations, taking photographs of the site and conducting interviews with residents on their needs, concerns and aspirations for the area.
Through daily presentations, participants received feedback on their ideas and proposal in preparation for their final submission for the competition. They are required to submit a proposal highlighting their vision statement, detailed site analysis, spatial plan, and illustrate their concepts using sketches & 3D site models. They will then present and defend their final proposal to a judging panel.
The almost week’s long event was certainly a good exposure and valuable experience for the participants in the area of urban planning.