Architecture

Conservation: a new trend?

The old Tanjong Pagar Railway Terminal has a special place in Singaporean hearts. Once serving the commuters between Singapore and Malaya, it is now instead re-purposed from rail to trail. This project covers 15 miles of the abandoned rail corridor into a mixed use trail/park that stretches across the entire island. Proposed activities are community orientated; just to name a few that are board walks, climbing walls, food vendors and outdoor movie projectors.

Tanjung Pagar Railway Station, Singapore | Source: StraitTimes

A result of an original scheme that called for “Expression of Interest”, it has resulted in a grand scheme that hopes to create a seamless public space as an extension of life today. In this way, more visitors can get to enjoy this history and charm.

Nikken Sekkei and URA led Masterplan for the Rail Corridor, Singapore | Source: WebUrbanist
New communal activities as an extension of the Singaporean city life, Singapore | Source: WebUrbanist