Pudu Jail Reinstated: Sequential Relativity of the New Old (Nippon Paint Young Designer Award 2012)

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See photograph here - Pudu Jail.

This project critically responded to government plan of demolishing a 100 years-old heritage for mix-development by conservation alternative while achieving commercial-viability with plot ratio 1:7. Heritage is redefined as past where one relates for present being and future. Unused jail meets recreation of new life in and above existing structure in an adaptive-reused and additive manner through wall-openings manipulation for indoor-outdoor experiential-relativity. User experience is sequential-probabilistic where appreciation over new program, old building and present city context moves back and forth. ‘Spolia’ fa├žade transformed reused deconstructed building-materials into variable patterns that revive history in every pace of the present city.