Speculating a New Typology of Hawker Centres
The project’s first part investigated hawker centres and sought to provide a workaround solution for hawker stalls. The second part looked into designing a new way of seating that fosters community bonding. Lastly, the third part looked into the integration of rooftop gardens and farms providing fresher produce closer to homes, hawker centres and wet markets.
Hawker centres in Singapore can be considered “community dining rooms” – where people from all walks of life enjoy affordable and quality food together with family and friends. They are important communal spaces where people gather, interact and forge community bonds. Over the years, hawker centres have faced pressure from food outlets that provide unique eating experiences at compatible rates. Hence taking this as an opportunity, my project speculated on a new typology of hawker centres and looked into ways to revitalize and redesign a better hawker centre that would last for more generations to come.