Wood In Architecture Issue 1, 2020

16 ISSUE 1 • 2020 • WOOD IN ARCHITECTURE THE BIG PICTURE BRIDGING FUNCTIONALITY AND ARTISTRY An important factor for a country’s progress, Wood in Architecture celebrates some of themost legendary transport infrastructures in this issue. T ransport infrastructures are vital to the well-functioning of economic activities and a key to ensuring social well-being and cohesion of populations, according to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). They can make or break the facilitation of transport and passenger flows as well as the production and distribution of goods. In this feature, Wood in Architecture explores how transport infrastructures showcase their flair and warmth with the usage of wood. The $32 million (S$28.5 million) terminal redevelopment has been lauded as a tribute to and showpiece for the region by breaking away from the traditional usage of concrete and steel, and choosing instead to make use of wood as its primary building material ▲