The Singapore Pavilion was officially inaugurated on Friday, 21 May 2021 by Mr Desmond Lee, Singapore’s Minister for National Development, at a virtual launch event.
“Indeed, now more than ever, we must pay close attention to the interplay between human spaces and human connections. We must rise above the challenges and strengthen our social fabric,” said Mr Lee. “By creatively re-examining our built environment, we can continue to design new places and spaces that strengthen our societal fabric. This will help us emerge stronger from this pandemic. Together with the Biennale, we stand in solidarity with the global architectural fraternity to encourage architects locally and globally to strive for more inspirational designs that reflect an architecture of relationships.”
Thank you to our curatorial team for putting all of this together – Ho Puay-peng, Tomohisa Miyauchi, Thomas Kong, Simone Chung, Sarah Ichioka, Joella Kiu Qingyi, Shireen Marican and Mary Ann Ng.
Thank you to our commissioning panel and commissioners who were there with us every step of the way – Urban Redevelopment Authority and Design Singapore Council, co-commissioners Yap Lay Bee and Mark Wee.
We would also like to extend our gratitude to the Singapore Institute of Architects and Singapore University of Technology of Design for their support.
It is important to acknowledge all of our participants who helped realised this vision, thank you for all the hard work and contributions.
Thank you to all our distinguished guests and media who made time to join us at our virtual launch.