TECH ABLE SHOWROOM

Typology A&A/ Interior
Location
Singapore
Year
2017
Status
Proposal
Size
250 sqm

SG Enable is Singapore’s government-funded agency dedicated to enabling persons with disabilities. Key functions of SG Enable include improving transition management across different life stages as well as enhancing employability and employment options for persons with disabilities, among others.

Genesis Architects was commissioned to conceptualize “Tech-Able” which would serve as a showroom and educational platform for people with special needs, their caregivers, prospective employers and the general public.

Our approach was to reinforce the concept of “enabling” through spatial flexibility. Our solution was to design modular and “smart” fitment that are both adaptive and reconfigurable to create a myriad of spatial permutations that in turn enables and accommodates different events at different times: from Minister’s visits, to industry talks, to exhibitions of various scales.

Spatial resolution that is sympathetic to the design brief can often become a powerful statement of demonstrating intent.