Founders' Memorial

Updated: Apr 26

IEN and Future Frameworks were among the 193 submitting parties for the Founders' Memorial international design competition. Situated along the waterfront opposite the Gardens by the Bay and overlooking the Singapore skyline, the Founders' Memorial aspires to commemorate the values and ideals exemplified by the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew and Singapore’s first generation leaders and their nation-building efforts. Our sustainability approach to the project was to make the Founders' Memorial self-sufficient with energy and water, hence, aligning well with Singapore's long ongoing aspiration of achieving resource self-sufficiency with respect to water, energy and perhaps also food (in the future). It was a real pleasure working with Chua Yheu-Shen (Future Frameworks) for this design competition, and we look forward to collaborating on the next one.


The winning design will be selected by February 2020 among the five shortlisted firms: 8DGE Design in collaboration with Ong Ching Ying, Cox Architecture in collaboration with Architects 61, DP Architects, Johnson Pilton Walker, and Kengo Kuma & Associates in collaboration with K2LD Architects.


The seven-member jury consisted of Mr Lee Tzu Yang (Chairman of the Founders’ Memorial Committee), Mr Daniel Libeskind (Studio Libeskind), Mr Jun-ichi Inada (WIN Landscape Planning & Design International), Mr Tai Lee Siang (BuildSG), Dr Kiat W. Tan (Gardens by the Bay, Singapore), Ms Fun Siew Leng (URA, Singapore), Ms Chang Hwee Nee (National Heritage Board, Singapore).


Founders' Memorial design competition website (click).

Future Frameworks & IEN submission (click).


Visual by Future Frameworks