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Designs released for floating hawker centre in Singapore

Designs released for floating hawker centre in Singapore

A sustainable, open air food haven

Image: Spark Architects

Spark architects present the ‘Solar Orchid’, an outline for a floating hawker center equipped for involving waterscapes around the city, giving visitors a unique spot to eat and socialise

The layout for floating orchids reinterprets the traditional hawker, — a cooked food centre — combining the Asian city's rich culture and legacy with a modern and versatile deisgn.

Each individual pod will have cooking stalls, (with built-in exhaust, water, gas, electrical, waste accumulation and water recycling services), and table settings and seating. A futuristic-looking protective canopy created from an energy-generating expanded EFTE pillow  a fluorine based plastic  will provide also the space with its eco-friendly element.

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The self-sustainable, solar-powered pods aim to rejoin the island country of Singapore with its harbour, while featuring a traditional and favored past-time. The plan also complements the Singaporean government's plan to create floating solar-islands in the nearby reservoirs.

''We seek to re-energise the hawker center typology while retaining the soul of a very Singaporean dining experience," explained Stephan Pimbley, a founding director of Spark.  

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