Ong & Ong have proposed a new Urban Park design for City Square Mall at 17th Kitchener Road, Singapore. The site is approximately 0.45 ha with few facilities besides the entry to the Mass Rapid Transit Station. Ong & Ong‘s design incorporates several programs including a Butterfly Garden, Sculptures, a Living Maze for children, an interactive fountain park and an education wall about recycling.
The proposal of developing this open space into an urban park will drastically change the appearance and usage of this open space. The development of the urban park and the mall will complement one another. The urban park will be like a green carpet lay out in front of the mall to welcome its visitors.
The urban park when it is completed, will serve as a green lung for the neighborhood. Conceived as a series of spaces connected by footpaths, these spaces are meant to encourage learning about ecology and the natural environment in an urban oasis that is both fun and didactic for young and old. As they play and walk through the landscape, they learn.
Ong & Ong’s project increases its environment friendly status by introducing the application of a myriad of ecologically-friendly elements including Vertical Green Walls, an Eco-Roof to showcase green technologies and materials such as “Eco-tiles” – a composite recyclable product that is manufacture with sustainable resource, and recycled timber. The designers have also retained 2 large existing trees and proposed to plant native species in the design.
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Approximate budget in SGD: $ 400,000,000.00
Project design start year: 2005
Project status currently: Under Construction
Expected project construction completion: 30 November 2009
Landscape Architects – Ong & Ong Pte Ltd