1000 Singapores goes to Paris

May 26, 2015

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Hanson Ho, creative director of design studio H55, will reprise his part in giving creative direction to 1000 Singapores: Eight Points of the Compact City. The exhibition, first opened to public viewing in Venice in 2010, will be mounted again – with tweaks, refinements and some captivating new content – at the Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine, Paris (15 June–14 Sept), for the Singapore Festival in France.

1000 Singapores presents the city-state’s proposal for an effective model of a compact and sustainable city for the future. This future city embraces economic viability, liveability and social equality.

The exhibition will demonstrate, through diagrams, drawings, photographs and architecture models, Singapore’s urban model of land intensification, planning strategies and export urbanism. The display will also compare Singapore with the Paris metropolitan area.

Ho, Designer of the Year for the President’s Design Award in 2012, has created and received numerous awards for visual identities, brand applications and publications. Among his most high-profile works are the visual expressions for the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize; and the Singapore Pavilion at the 12th Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition 2010.

DesignSingapore, organiser of the exhibition, speaks with Ho as he puts the final touches to the exhibition’s visual identity.

1000 Singapores’s new visual identity for the Paris show is based on the dissection of its former identity, as we uncover the eight points that make up a successful, “exportable” urban model for a city.

Come view 1000 Singapores because it will make you look at Singapore and appreciate the city-state in a whole new way.

A personal goal for the project is to be able to surpass the original 1000 Singapores identity, to complement the exhibition’s new curatorial position, while leveraging on its success at the Venice Biennale.

1000 Singapores: Eight Points of the Compact City
15 June–14 September 2015
Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine