Located in the Yusof Ishak (main admin) block, the Raffles Archives Museum and Memorial Garden are conjoined by a conceptual circle arcing through both areas, establishing the presence of a larger precinct by reducing the delineation between interior and exterior space.
Passing through an arbour dressed in Bauhinia Kockiana and Cassia Fistula, the memorial garden is a choreographed venn-diagram of outdoor classrooms - containing a sundial in memory of the garden's donor, learning courtyards and plant beds to serve teaching by adjacent Science & Biology Labs, and informal seating as respite from nearby classrooms and staff rooms.
Client Raffles Archives Museum, Raffles Institution
Duration 14 months. Completion & soft-opening in March 2014
Client Representatives - Cheryl Yap, Dominic Chua, Ng Kok Ching
Project Leaders - Lim Chen Sian, Cheah Fang Leah
Research & Content Creators - Dr Kevin Tan, Lim Chen Sian
Artifact Conservation - Lawrence Chin, Claire Lim, Lim Chen Sian
Landscape Design - Noelle Teh, Cheah Fang Leah
Garden Contractor & Planting - RI Estate & Noelle Teh