TAN TZE WEI

Tutor: Richard Ho

THE NEW URBAN SOFTSCAPE: URBAN PARK AS WATER INFRASTRUCTURE

In this thesis, the operative potentials of landscape are examined. The project investigates the opportunity of an urban park which will be integrated with transportation, entertainment, communal and storm-water management facilities, blending in as part of the urban fabric and performing as a whole.

Joining two urban pocket parks in Singapore’s downtown core, a continuous landform is created to link three disparate parcels of land. The park transforms its performative function from being part of a market to a bridge and finally as part of an underground MRT station across the site.