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Nikken Sekkei Designs Master Plan to Revitalize a Former Railway Spanning the Entirety of Singapore

Nikken Sekkei Designs Master Plan to Revitalize a Former Railway Spanning the Entirety of Singapore
Nikken Sekkei Designs Master Plan to Revitalize a Former Railway Spanning the Entirety of Singapore , The Station Garden accommodates amenities like a bicycle station, and a café, as well as spaces for larger events like the Green Corridor Run within a lush, green environment. Image © Nikken Sekkei
The Station Garden accommodates amenities like a bicycle station, and a café, as well as spaces for larger events like the Green Corridor Run within a lush, green environment. Image © Nikken Sekkei

A design team led by Nikken Sekkei, in collaboration with Tierra Design and Arup Singapore, has won a competition to Master Plan a 24-kilometer long former railway corridor that spans the entirety of Singapore with their proposal entitled “Lines of Life.” The proposal, chosen by a panel from Singapore’s Urban Redevelopment Authority incorporates green areas, footpaths, bicycle paths, and surrounding developments that are flexibly implementable over many years, so that the former train line can be best integrated into its surroundings.

Nikken Sekkei Designs Master Plan to Revitalize a Former Railway Spanning the Entirety of Singapore , The Station Garden accommodates amenities like a bicycle station, and a café, as well as spaces for larger events like the Green Corridor Run within a lush, green environment. Image © Nikken Sekkei
The Station Garden accommodates amenities like a bicycle station, and a café, as well as spaces for larger events like the Green Corridor Run within a lush, green environment. Image © Nikken Sekkei

Lines of Life focuses on the area as public space in an effort to be “inspiring, accessible, comfortable, memorable, eco-friendly, growing, and evolving,” so that it can weave “the communities on both sides into the life of the rail corridor by providing a continuous high quality public space, adding to the high quality life in Singapore, as well as acting as a catalyst to development and community bonding.”

© Nikken Sekkei
© Nikken Sekkei
21 modular 'platforms' along the entire Rail Corridor provide varius combinations of amenities such as lighting, toilets, showers, resting points, water points and cycling facilities. Image © Nikken Sekkei
21 modular 'platforms' along the entire Rail Corridor provide varius combinations of amenities such as lighting, toilets, showers, resting points, water points and cycling facilities. Image © Nikken Sekkei

The winning team is now tasked with a preliminary design study of an initial four-kilometer Signature Stretch of the corridor. Learn more about the project here.

A hub for eco-based activities such as camping and educational programmes is created with a lookout tower to enjoy a panoramic view of the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. Image © Nikken Sekkei
A hub for eco-based activities such as camping and educational programmes is created with a lookout tower to enjoy a panoramic view of the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. Image © Nikken Sekkei
A vibrant, urban and dynamic plaza that can hold events (outdoor movie screenings, mass exercise, etc.), caters to both the adjacent One-North Business Park community and surrounding Queenstown residents. Image © Nikken Sekkei
A vibrant, urban and dynamic plaza that can hold events (outdoor movie screenings, mass exercise, etc.), caters to both the adjacent One-North Business Park community and surrounding Queenstown residents. Image © Nikken Sekkei

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Cite: Sabrina Santos. "Nikken Sekkei Designs Master Plan to Revitalize a Former Railway Spanning the Entirety of Singapore " 30 Nov 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/777907/nikken-sekkei-designs-master-plan-to-revitalize-a-former-railway-spanning-the-entirety-of-singapore/>