Founders' Memorial design inspired by old National Theatre

Above: The winning design was submitted by a team led by Japanese firm Kengo Kuma & Associates and Singapore firm K2LD Architects, and won against four other shortlisted designs. PHOTO: COURTESY OF KENGO KUMA & ASSOCIATES AND K2LD ARCHITECTS Left: A
The winning design was submitted by a team led by Japanese firm Kengo Kuma & Associates and Singapore firm K2LD Architects, and won against four other shortlisted designs.PHOTO: COURTESY OF KENGO KUMA & ASSOCIATES AND K2LD ARCHITECTS

Team behind its design wanted to bring back spirit of the 'People's Theatre' as a gathering place for all S'poreans

The old National Theatre was the biggest inspiration for the upcoming Founders' Memorial, as the team behind the design scoured monuments and icons throughout Singapore's history for ideas during the creative process.

The new memorial, which honours Singapore's pioneer leaders, will be a linear building, which features multiple green paths that converge on an amphitheatre.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 16, 2020, with the headline 'Founders' Memorial design inspired by old National Theatre'. Print Edition | Subscribe