Singapore Architects Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency

The twin crises of climate breakdown and biodiversity loss are the most serious issue of our time. Buildings and construction play a major part, accounting for nearly 40% of energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions whilst also having a significant impact on our natural habitats.

For everyone working in the construction industry, meeting the needs of our society without breaching the earth’s ecological boundaries will demand a paradigm shift in our behaviour. Together with our clients, we will need to commission and design buildings, cities and infrastructures as indivisible components of a larger, constantly regenerating and self-sustaining system.

The research and technology exist for us to begin that transformation now, but what has been lacking is collective will. Recognising this, we are committing to strengthen our working practices to create architecture and urbanism that has a more positive impact on the world around us.

We will seek to:

Founding signatories:

WOHA Architects, CSYA, Forum Architects, SCDA Architects, DP Architects, Guz Architects, HASSELL Architecture

We hope that every Singaporean architectural practice will join us in making this commitment.

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Aamer Architects Architects 61 Pte Ltd CHANG Architects CSYA DP Architects Forum Architects Genesis Architects Goy Architects GreenhilLi architecture+design Guz Architects HASSELL IX Architects Pte Ltd K2LD architects Pte ltd Kaizen Architecture Kerry Hill Architects Paper Plane Architects Provolk Architects Quarters Architects Quen Architects Red Bean Architects SCDA Architects studioMilou Singapore Surbana Jurong WilliAm LAu Architects Winstudio Architects WOHA Architects WOW ARCHITECTS zarch collaboratives
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