Tanjong Pagar railway station as an oasis of calm?
27 Feb 2017
The Straits Times, 25 Feb 2017 - Article featured the conceptualisations of 16 SP Diploma in Landscape Architecture (DLA) students. The conceptualisations explored ways in which the space around the former Tanjong Pagar railway station can be redeveloped and utilised. The concepts from DLA students Mohamad Arif Mohamad Azmi, Tan Jia Jun and Charleston Chan include using the rooftops of nearby carparks as catchment areas for rainwater, building a café that would serve fresh vegetables grown at an on-site urban farm, and installing a barrier of greenery to help reduce noise pollution from the nearby Ayer Rajah Expressway. SP senior lecturer and DLA course chair Idris Bidin shared that students had to interview the residents and workers, and understand what they would want in their neighbourhood. These concepts, along with those from 348 Diploma in Architecture and Diploma in Landscape Architecture students, will be on display at the URA Centre in Maxwell Road until March 2.