Singapore to convert defunct railway corridor lines to 15-mile park
What do we do with all those idle patches of land on the planet that do not serve any particular purpose? Other than turning into storage yards and makeshift markets, they hardly do anything other than take up usable space. Singapore’s Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) went on to finalize a proposal that will convert a 15-mile non-functioning railway line between Tanjong Pagar Railway Station and the Malaysian border into a multipurpose linear park. This could pretty much travel across the nation in one scenic strip. Japan’s Nikken Sekkei won the bid along with Tierra Design and Arup Singapore. The park expanse will accommodate 122 access points, 21 modular platforms and a paved cycling path.
The project will be labeled Lines of Life. A highlight would be the eight activity nodes that will accommodate events such as outdoor filming of movies. From now, till the end of March, the makers will accept public feedback on the project. There’s no better use that once-obsolete railway line would serve. Agree?
[ Via : Inhabitat ]