singapore 2100 puts regenerative strategies in place

singapore 2100 is WOHA‘s vision of a resilient, sustainable future city where humans and nature can co-exist in regenerative, self-sufficient circular systems. today, our planet faces horrible human and natural disasters, that will increase as the impact of climate change heightens. however, this video by WOHA reminds us that there is still hope for human-kind to change the climate path, as long as they act rapidly — the UN climate report showed that immediate crucial, extensive emission reductions, could limit the warming after 2050.see this video, WOHA's singapore 2100 envisions regenerative strategies to save humanity ‘singapore 2100’ video still courtesy of WOHA

Singapore the 22nd-century city

as the planet faces an abnormal human-made crisis, the design of singapore 2100 proposes urgent actions; ways to change our existing cities, and mobility infrastructure based on plans, innovations, and technologies that are already available.

‘singapore will be a liveable, sustainable, and resilient city of the 22nd century,’ as is mentioned in the video. it will be a place covered by more lush and greenery, that welcomes humans and other living beings. this vision will offer a high quality of life, fostering wellness and a vibrant lifestyle. singapore city serves as a model that shows how people can combine circular systems into cities, benefiting humans, the hardscape, and nature.see this video, WOHA's singapore 2100 envisions regenerative strategies to save humanity ‘singapore 2100’ video still courtesy of WOHA

the future of living, from mono-use to multi-use

in the future, dedicated areas for working, playing, or living will be replaced by multi-functional spaces. ‘our work and schooling is not solely deskbound. where we work from, is flexible and our workplaces are adaptable’. the new city example provides facilities that inspire citizens to stay active and spend time in nature, yet quality time with their close people at home.

see this video, WOHA's singapore 2100 envisions regenerative strategies to save humanity
urban farms blend into rooftops and facades

‘singapore 2100’ video still courtesy of WOHA

50/50 city and the future mobility 

50/50 city will reserve half of its footprint for nature and the other half for urban spaces. this will create a balance between natural and artificial systems. it will heal and revive climatic and ecological systems enabling biodiversity to flourish.

the future of mobility suggests public means of transportations, reducing the use of private vehicles. pedestrians, bikes, and mobile electric carriers will take over the green pathways. at the same time, the highways and other urban connections will move to lower underground levels. ‘we can navigate the city 3-dimensionally: above ground, underground, and through the skies’. nature will breathe and respond, giving back cleaner air, water, and cooler temperatures. 

see this video, WOHA's singapore 2100 envisions regenerative strategies to save humanity
cities will be taller and denser

‘singapore 2100’ video still courtesy of WOHA

changing from 2D urban planning to innovative integrated 3D planning, spares time, space, power, and emissions while improving people’s lives. this means that the city is developed horizontally and vertically with multiple levels spanning from the ground to the sky — the services and logistics are on a subterranean layer, then retail, community, and nature zones on the near-ground levels, living and working parts in the middle, and drones and energy layers above. 

see this video, WOHA's singapore 2100 envisions regenerative strategies to save humanity
shrinking the footprint of the city

‘singapore 2100’ video still courtesy of WOHA 

project info:

name: singapore 2100

architects: WOHA

christina petridou I designboom

sep 24, 2021