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To draw an Idea: retracing the designs of William Lim Associates – W Architects

  Category: Shape-A-Distinctive-City
To draw an idea exhibition, the first major show of the Singapore Architecture Collection

Explore and learn more about Singapore’s architecture through the showcase of over 500 architectural archival materials and artefacts from William Lim Associates and W Architects. These archival materials are the first extensive contribution to the Singapore Architecture Collection. Announced in August 2023, the Singapore Architecture Collection  seeks to deepen efforts in documenting, preserving and making available a wider repository of archival materials on Singapore’s growth as a city, as well as on our modern and contemporary architecture.

The exhibition features 19 key projects, from the sensitive refurbishment of the National Museum of Singapore to Paterson Edge, which had introduced compact city living, and Bu Ye Tian, a past heritage adaptive proposal for the Singapore River. On display for the first time, the architectural drawings and artefacts reveal many behind-the-scenes stories and insights on the design processes, global influences, local contexts, building regulations and changing local lifestyle aspirations that have shaped the firms’ creative visions over the years.

Visit the Exhibition 
Date: 28 Nov 2023 - 8 June 2024
Location: Singapore City Gallery, Atrium
Entry is free. Sign up for a guided tour (starting from Jan 2024) and other talks and activities here.

Learn more about the Singapore Architecture Collection and other materials in the collection