A LIGHT PAVILLON AS A CATALYST FOR A SUSTAINABLE VISION
Green Agora Community Space in Kampung Kampus, Singapore
Conceived as a pavilion for community dialogue on nature, food and farming, the Green Agora allows native plants to grow on its modular aluminium structure and steel meshes. Located at Ground Up Initiative’s Kampong Kampus since the 2020 Singapore Archifest, the pavilion activates everyday spaces in the community to meet food production needs at the neighbourhood scale. The Green Agora is both a statement and a prototype. The project situates itself along the convergent trajectories of crisis and lifestyle: Post-Covid realities engender spiking fears of food security and an eagerness to organically manage wellness, while the currents of sustainable living continue to rise. Green Agora is a prototype of living post-pandemic in decentralized, self-sufficient neighborhoods. To support local and participative food production in 15-minute cities, the Green Agora is designed to be flexible, lightweight and rapidly deployed to multiple neighborhoods.