BuiltinSG is focused on helping Singaporeans revisit memories of architecture, buildings and spaces. Remember your first concert at the National Theatre? Remember watching your first football game at the former Singapore National Stadium? Or your first trip to Tanjong Pagar Railway Station to catch the train to Malaysia? 

BuiltinSG aims to collect these memories as video interviews and short-form write-ups. 3D printing will be used to recreate these buildings as models and keepsakes to help spread the conversation.

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BuiltinSG will take you on a visual journey exploring the different roles these buildings played as cultural and communal areas. 

Each building will have a 3D print that would be freely shared and available for anyone to download and print. Together with that, we will be releasing short write-ups and videos to share with everyone the different stories we have heard.

We also encourage everyone to share with us their own stories in the form of write-ups or videos. 

We look forward to sharing more stories and bringing more memories to the 3D printed world.


About 3D Printing

3D Printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is a collection of technologies that involve the conversion of a digital model into a physical object by the successive addition of layers of material under computer control. The technology is being widely adopted in many industries for its many advantages - customisation, automation and cost-effectiveness being a few. 


Acknowledgements:

BuiltinSG is a project supported under the Singapore Memory Project's irememberSG Fund, as part of the Singapore50 (SG50) celebrations. We would like to thank the National Library Board and the team from the Singapore Memory Project for their unwavering support and guidance in bringing this project to life. 

We would also like to acknowledge contributions by the National Archives of Singapore for granting assistance in obtaining archival footage. 

Credits to Jerome Ho and Ernest Sim for allowing us to use some of their photos in our project.