How the World is Designing for Social Distancing

How the World is Designing for Social Distancing

As the COVID-19 situation continues to highlight the need for social distancing in our daily lives, it is necessary to re-evaluate how we interact with one another. Considerable effort is required to enforce distancing in public spaces, as they are originally intended to hold large groups of people. Current measures such as taping off areas and deploying personnel for monitoring and enforcement are temporary and inefficient, and businesses in some sectors were required to suspend operations due to limitations and inability in enforcing effective social distancing.

Around the world, there are several examples where spaces have been purposefully designed to facilitate social distancing.

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Elmich Builds Long-Term Business Resiliency

The pandemic has thrown many businesses into a new environment, one that is full of uncertainties and turbulence. As countries lift lockdowns and a second wave emerges, building long-term resiliency is crucial to face a post-pandemic world. While we make the shift for what’s next, our customers will remain a priority and we want to look at benefiting them as well.

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Circuit Breaker: Revised Operations and Fulfilling Orders

To our partners and customers:

The Singapore government has announced heightened measures to curb local transmissions of COVID-19 termed a circuit breaker with effect from 7 April to 4 May 2020. A circuit breaker is not business closure but requires most physical workplace premises to be closed, except for essential services and their related supply chains and service providers.

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Elmich COVID-19 Update

The impact of COVID-19 has been intensifying as the pandemic continues spreading globally. While we have to remain focused on our mission, the crisis has evolved to a scale that cannot be ignored. Elmich is actively monitoring the situation and making the relevant changes to protect our customers, partners, employees and business.

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The Cost-Effective Solution to Better Protect Against Floods at Paya Lebar Quarter

With the goal of reviving the strategic area of Paya Lebar, located in the proximity of both the Central Business District and Changi Airport, the $3.7 billion Paya Lebar Quarter (PLQ) was officially opened in October 2019. Touted as the new “social heart of the East”, it unites a shopping mall, a business hub, premium residences, and a beautiful and modern alfresco square in a unique and modern enclave.
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COVID-19: Elmich Sources Infrared Thermometers Globally for Businesses in Need as Local Stocks Run Out

As the number of COVID-19 infected cases continues to escalate, Singapore is experiencing a shortage of masks, hand sanitizers and thermometers as everyone is finding personal means to monitor and control the outbreak. Elmich has volunteered to help businesses in dealing with the shortage by going to great lengths to source for infrared thermometers globally.

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Gardens in Bloom at Community Garden Festival 2019

Pristine garden displays and cascading epiphytic flowering plant sourced from across Singapore’s many community gardens were on display earlier this month at the 3rd iteration of the Community Garden Festival, held this year at the newly reinvigorated Jurong Lake Gardens.

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Elmich Supports SILA Student Design Awards 2019

Earlier this month, library@harbourfront in VivoCity Singapore hosted a public exhibition for this year’s submissions for SILA Student Design Awards organised by Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects. Read more

Savour Yakitori with Sake Amidst Green Walls at ToriYard

Deep in Singapore’s Bishan Park sits ToriYard, Singapore’s first authentic Japanese Yakitori joint in a public park. The kitchen is helmed by Tokyo native Chef Hasegawa Isao who has over 40 years of experience serving delicacies. ToriYard’s Japanese-Industrial aesthetic gives it a stylish yet casual dining option for park-goers. With alfresco and indoor dining options, diners can choose to enjoy the cooling confines of the restaurant or the Zen nature of Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park.  Read more

Raised Deck Support for Structural Pavilion at ArchXpo 2019

Earlier this month, Elmich’s pedestal and aluminium joist were used to support an exhibition pavilion created through the collaboration between Onewood, PRODUCE, Type0, PANELOGUE, and Superstructure at ArchXpo 2019: The International Exhibition for Architecture & the Built Environment. The result of each company’s expertise and products resulted in a work named The Fluid Net Pavilion which showcased a combination of organic design with precision engineering and architecture. Read more