Concept: In the form of a circle, it is a symbol for the continuity of life, with no beginning and end. In the form of a spiral, it is a symbol of the wood having come full cycle from the seats they used to be. It reflects the cycles of time, seasons, birth, growth, death, and rebirth. With varying heights, the multi-tiered bench is intended for all age groups, bringing back the role of the former seats for the masses.
Design: Chang Yong Ter, Chang Architects
Manufacturer: Cheng Meng Furniture Group
Upon graduation from School of Architecture, National University of Singapore, Yong Ter sought apprenticeship with Mr. Tang Guan Bee for several years, before starting his practice, CHANG Architects. He was one of the 20 architects to be selected by the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore to showcase the works of young and emerging architects in Singapore. In recent years, the practice has received several architectural awards. These include: The Singapore Institute of Architects Design Awards, the President’s Design Award, Gold Medal for the Architects Regional Council of Asia (ARCASIA) Architecture Awards, the Green GOOD DESIGN Award, and the Chicago Athenaeum/Europe’s International Architecture Award.