WATG Singapore

Diverse, innovative, entrepreneurial – WATG Singapore brings together design talent from a wide range of cultural and global backgrounds to serve the region in strategy, master planning, architecture, landscape and interior design.

With Singapore poised to become Asia’s global city for design and creativity as well as the preferred Asia hub for top global businesses, WATG’s Singapore office has grown with more than 90 talented design and support staff from around the world. It has become one of the firm’s largest offices, anchoring the brand in Asia.

In recognising the importance of a presence in the Asia-Pacific region, it provides exceptional service to its clients, designing innovative and culturally sensitive projects and building strategic relationships with developers, operators and other creative minds in the region.

WATG Singapore

portfolio

Q&A with Ronnie Tan, WATG Singapore: Landscape design is highly experiential and sensorial

Q&A with Ronnie Tan, WATG Singapore: Landscape design is highly experiential and sensorial

What is the role of a landscape architect? As landscape architects, we transcend design and the “green” aspect of our work to consider the sciences, such as water management, geology and even psychology, i.e. how biophilic design considerations can improve moods and promote well-being. Above all, we always go in with a preservative mindset of a light touch in design interventions. The general misconception is that we only deal with flora and fauna, but our role is clearly so much more than that.  Why is biophilia so central to your work? Humans have an innate affiliation with nature. In contemporary city life, our busyness and urban lifestyle have alienated us from Mother Nature in varying degrees. Any opportunity to reconnect with nature will bring forth physical and mental wellness and positive experiences.  WATG is known for its hospitality design. What lessons can be borrowed from there to incorporate into homes?  Our extensive experience in designing hospitality destinations that lift spirits has allowed us to constantly experiment with concepts that create a strong sense of place and journey of exploration and…