Bukit Panjang Hawker Centre Art Competition
The Bukit Panjang Community Club (CC) and National Environment Agency (NEA) is organising an Art Competition from now till 25 September 2013. This will be a pre-event that will lead up to the Ground Breaking Ceremony of Bukit Panjang Hawker Centre on 3 November 2013 (to be confirmed later). The judging and selection of winners would be held in October 2013, with the announcement of the results and prize presentation during the Ground Breaking Ceremony in November 2013.
Selected Artwork Selected artwork will be exhibited on the hoardings during the construction phase of the Bukit Panjang Hawker Centre. These selected artworks may subsequently be put on permanent display at the hawker centre upon completion.
Themes for Art Competition • My Dream Hawker Centre • I Love Hawker Centres • My Favourite Food at the Hawker Centre • My Family and I at the Hawker Centre
Refer to Attachments • Rules & Regulations for the Art Competition • Entry Forms
Bukit Panjang Hawker Centre Bukit Panjang Hawker Centre was identified as the first of seven new hawker centres to be built over the next few years as announced during the Budget Debate 2012. The centre is expected to be completed by end 2014 and will house about 20 cooked food stalls, 20 market stalls and 10 lock-up stalls. http://vivianbalakrishnan.wordpress.com/2012/10/20/winning-design-of-new-bukit-panjang-hawker-centre-unveiled/
"We are looking wherever possible, to co-locate hawker centres with community facilities," he said. "This will allow for more optimal use of land and will provide synergy in terms of both accessibility and the range of services which will be offered to the public.“ ~ Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/singapore/story/3-towns-get-new-hawker-centres-20121021
Hawker Centre Design Competition In a collaborative effort by the NEA and the Singapore Institute of Architects, a design competition for the Bukit Panjang site was held. The competition sought to generate fresh ideas and to secure the best design that serves the social and functional needs of the residents.
Winning design of new Bukit Panjang Hawker Centre The BPHC design competition was launched on 11 June 2012 to commemorate the construction of the first hawker centre after 27 years. The NEA and the SIA co-organised the design competition for Bukit Panjang Hawker Centre and invited local architects to submit fresh ideas that could serve both the social and functional needs of the community. Special considerations were to be given to designs which proved attractive, practical and environmentally sustainable.
The judging panel, co-chaired by Dr TeoHo Pin (Mayor of Northwest District) and Dr Theodore Chan (President of SIA), picked the winning design from SQFT Architects for its innovative ideas and consideration of the history and surroundings of Bukit Panjang.
About the Winning Architecture Firm SQFT Architects Pte Ltd, established in 2001, has been actively involved in various projects which includes consultancy for new additions and alteration works for schools and a statutory board. The firm is ISO certified and adheres to its guidelines to ensure that the client’s needs are met at the best standards of quality and performance. http://app2.nea.gov.sg/public-health/hawker-centres/winning-hawker-centre-design
After an intense four months of competition, the design by SQFT Architects, emerged as the winner among 32 other entries. The winning design, selected for its innovative and eco-friendly ideas, encapsulates the primary concepts of Bukit Panjang, which literally translates to “long spread of hills”, through its undulating curved roofs and built form to articulate its ever-changing topography.
Conceptualisation Key objectives of maximising natural ventilation, harnessing sunlight for natural lighting and prevents rain water splashing showcase practicality while preventing glare and heat and providing shelter. The design also showcases eco-friendly features. SQFT Architects are designing a rainwater harvesting system whereby the collection of surface water run-off from drains and roofs can be collected into holding tanks and reused for general cleaning in the hawker centre.
Through the use of cross ventilation, the harnessing of sunlight for natural lighting while providing shelter, the design successfully interprets the requirements of a new generation of hawker centres through appropriate architectural and physical representation. The judging panel noted that the architect had also taken care to incorporate the surroundings into their proposal. In selecting this design, the judges envisioned that the new hawker centre would be an impressive and well-honed architectural presence – a successful interpretation of the brief and requirements for the new generation of hawker centres.
Winning Design in a four-month competition to build the new Bukit Panjang Hawker Centre
Hawker Centres There are hundreds of hawker centres all over Singapore with thousands of stalls selling an array of different dishes.
Hawker Centres In Singapore, the term “hawker” no longer describes the reality. In the early days, the early migrants really did ply the streets of Singapore, selling food that fed a developing nation. But nowadays, our hawkers are all located in 'hawker centres’,purpose-built facilities where each stallholder has a little shop space to sell their food.
Preserving heritage hawker food is a key proposalhttp://www.soshiok.com/article/18866
Singaporean Style Hawker Food A Singaporean can be defined as someone who loves to eat Singaporean style hawker food. We have grown up in this country and have an intimate relationship with the dishes that define our culture.
NTUC FoodfareLooking into Price Caps at Bukit PanjangOutlet THE operator of the new hawker centre to be built in Bukit Panjang plans to keep the food there good and affordable. NTUC Foodfare, picked by the Government to run the centre, is looking into requiring each stall to offer one low-cost dish and imposing price caps on the food sold there.
Recommendations Hawker centres be managed and operated on a not-for-profit basis by a social enterprise or a cooperative.Setting up of an institution for promoting, teaching and transferring of skills to equip a new generation of hawkers with the necessary skills to produce traditional and heritage hawker food.Green, eco-friendly features and better facilities for hawker centres.Community and cultural activities be organised at hawker centres.Facilities to encourage social responsibility such as tray return points.
The group charges its tenants lower rents in exchange for price caps on the food, and requires them to seek approval before raising prices. The result: Basic items such as kopi-o and teh-o cost 80 cents a cup at most - among the cheapest. Each stall in its food courts also offers a low-cost dish, in addition to more upmarket fare for those who can afford it, so that the hawkers can make a profit while keeping the social objective intact. The group is looking into other options to keep costs low for its tenants, such as bulk buying ingredients for them. http://ifonlysingaporeans.blogspot.sg/2012/06/prices-to-be-kept-low-at-new-hawker.html
Chicken Rice http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=hawker+centre+food+in+singapore&FORM=HDRSC2#view=detail&id=648D6E7B2E790EE042B60CB10DD87D59AA418FE9&selectedIndex=45
So, what are you waiting for? Let’s take part in this competition to lend support to this event!