FGLA 2019 Winner: Development of Windsor Nature Park
June 27, 2019
Windsor Nature Park (WNP) is a 75-hectare green space situated at the intersection between the dense urban fabric of Singapore and its natural biodiversity core. Located at the fringe of the Central Catchment Nature Reserve (CCNR), WNP is designed as a ‘buffer park’ that mitigates the impact of present and forecasted increase in human activity on CCNR’s flora and fauna. A new entrance node, visitor pavilion, office, parking space and a 3.85-kilometre trail network are introduced. Simultaneously, extensive reforestation, secondary forest expansion and a new wetland habitat were completed to enhance the landscape.
The design seeks to fulfil three objectives: (1) to accommodate minimally intrusive recreational activities on-site; (2) to promote education that raises appreciation of Singapore’s natural heritage; and (3) to protect and strengthen CCNR’s biodiversity.
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|Project Name||Development of Windsor Nature Park|
|Location||30 Venus Drive, Singapore 573858|
|Completion Date||April 2017|
|Site Area||750,000 square metres|
|Gross Floor Area||890 square metres|
|Building Height||Single storey|
|Client/Owner||National Parks Board|
|Architecture Firm||Zarch Collaboratives Pte Ltd|
|Principal Architect||Randy Chan|
|Main Contractor||Landscape Engineering Pte Ltd|
|Mechanical & Electrical Engineer||HY M&E Consultancy Services Pte Ltd|
|Civil & Structural Engineer||Milleniums Consultants Pte Ltd|
|Landscape Architect||Land Design One Pte Ltd|
|Environmental Consultant||Enviro Pro Green Innovations (S) Pte Ltd|
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