Diversity, Empowerment, Adaptability, Resilience.
COLOURS: Collectively Ours is a design consultancy for collaborative public space design. We work with clients to facilitate community dialogues that produce user-centric design. Our mission is to design urban community spaces through community participation, based on our core values of diversity, empowerment, adaptability and resilient.
As society matures, we believe the role of designers have to evolve as well. Working with communities has certainly challenged the conventional design process, but has also brought about emerging ideals of place making and building a resilient community.
By combining our strengths and experience in architectural-urban design and landscape, we started the partnership in 2013. The name COLOURS is a combination of two words "Collectively Ours". As implied by the name, we envision not only involving, but also to empower the community and raise the sense of ownership.
PARTICIPATORY COMMUNITY DESIGN
We have experience in organising and facilitating participatory design workshops since 2006. By employing a range of programs and methods developed over the years, we can help to uncover the underlying assets and opportunities within the community, facilitate discussions and ideation process, as well as to develop potential designs for further development.
URBAN DESIGN & PLACE MAKING
With years of practice in urban, landscape design and based on current urban sociological understandings, we provide urban design and planning services particularly on public space design, and advise on place making strategy.
INTEGRATED CARE DESIGN & PLANNING
Through understanding the needs of ageing population and its relation to urban development, we work with various agencies and organizations on integrated design solutions for social care and healthcare facilities in the neighborhood context and city.
MS KANG FONG ING . co-founder & executive director
Graduated with Master of Architecture from National University of Singapore (NUS), Ms KANG Fong Ing is a Landscape Architect and an Adjunct at Centre for Liveable Cities Singapore. She was also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at SUTD and Adjunct Lecturer at Temasek Polytechnic. Fong Ing envisions COLOURS to be a practice that encourages public life through community landscape as a way of improving the environment in which people work, live and play. She hopes to bring the outdoor and natural environment closer to people, through public spaces.
DR CHONG KENG HUA . co-founder & consultant
Dr CHONG Keng Hua graduated with PhD in Architecture from the National University of Singapore. He was the immediate past President of ReallyArchitecture (re:ACT), a NGO that advocates socially sustainable architecture, and was appointed as member of Jurong Lake District (JLD) Steering Committee advising on the development of the new CBD, as well as member of task force advising on the designs of the first Caregiver Centre in Singapore. He is a member of Pacific Rim Community Design Network and Design & Social Innovation in Asia Pacific. He is currently an Adjunct at Centre for Liveable Cities Singapore. Building on his expertise in spatial cognition and participatory action research, he currently leads a variety of projects across Asia, which are related to ageing, social architecture and community design.