The Catalyst, Pudu Wet Market
About the Project
“Growing through Opportunities”
The proposal focuses on juxtaposition, where an orderly arrangement of units is met with the chaotic presence of the fragmentation and disorganization on-site. The project is a ‘catalyst’ that aims to prompt growth and development in the said context by introducing a new user group into the community. The design approach explores on geometry, repetition and composition that adapts to climatic conditions, while retaining its existing residential-retail typology that instills a sense of familiarity in the community. Existing site issues are mitigated with the introduction of public spaces, communal areas and greeneries while also catering to the usage of old and new, respecting the existing elements while accepting positive changes to facilitate the growth of a sustainable community.
Lim Zhao Yin