Three emerging young architects to watch, The Straits Times, 7 January 2018

The Sunday Times interviewed three of the 20 best architects registered in Singapore who are under the age of 45. The Urban Redevelopment Authority recently launched an exhibition called ‘20 Under 45: The Third Edition’ to showcase the work of these rising architects. Among them was Ong Ker Shing from Lekker Architects who cited the Yale-NUS campus landscape as “one of the largest and longest projects” the firm has undertaken to date. Noting that the brief was to create an identity for the campus through its landscape, she said that they were “importing an American liberal arts college typology into South-east Asia.” Lekker’s design was based on the idea of a campus in a garden and a campus of gardens, where each garden focuses on different plant types. The concept embodies the idea of freedom, growth and change.

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