Challenge for the Urban & Built Environment (CUBE) 2012 @ URA Centre
DARCH Yr 1 students recently won 3rd prize at the URA CUBE Challenge for Urban & Built Environment 2012 awarded by Mr Tan Chuan-Jin (Acting Minister for Manpower and Senior Minister of State, Ministry of National Development.
Through an intensive 5-day urban planning workshop organised by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), the DARCH Yr 1 students gained first-hand experience as urban planners to appreciate and understand the importance of a well-designed built environment. They also explored the key planning and urban design concepts and strategies in re-imaging and shaping Singapore’s physical landscape. With a vision statement to integrate a new lifestyle into a historical backdrop through increasing Vibrancy, Interactions and Publicity, the Yr 1 students transform the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station into an interactive museum which resonates its historical influences as a melting pot with people gathering and interacting between local and foreigner visitors.
“It was a great privilege to be able to be part of CUBE and it is definitely a very interesting experience for youths to be part of urban city planning” - Nicholas Eo
“CUBE allows me to learn beyond what is taught in class. Besides the lessons on urban planning, more importantly is learning to adapt and work efficiently with the other students” -Tan Ke Han
“The workshop not only allowed me to appreciate Singapore’s efforts in urban planning, but also learn the importance of maximising each teammate’s potential to fully bring out the pioneer in the person as well as the excellence & dexterity of the team”- Mimi Amira