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Bishan Park: Singapore Transforms a Concrete Channel Into a Vibrant Riverside Park

Posted By Bronwyn Tan On April 4, 2012 @ 7:00 pm In Landscape Architecture,Reader Submitted Content,Urban design,Water Issues | No Comments

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Situated in the heart of Singapore, Bishan Park [1] is one of the city’s most popular green spaces. Once a utilitarian concrete channel, the site has been transformed into a naturalized river through a much-needed upgrade. This project is part of the Active, Beautiful, Clean Waters (ABC Waters) Program [2], a long-term initiative to expand the country‚Äôs bodies of water into vibrant, new spaces for community bonding and recreation. Sixty-two hectares of park space has been tastefully redesigned to accommodate the dynamic processes of a river system while providing maximum benefit for park users. Three playgrounds, restaurants, a new lookout point constructed from the recycled walls of the old concrete channel, and plenty of open green spaces complement the ecologically restored river. This is a place to take your shoes off and get closer to water and nature!

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[1] Bishan Park: http://worldlandscapearchitect.com/kallang-river-bishan-park-singapore-atelier-dreiseitl/

[2] Active, Beautiful, Clean Waters (ABC Waters) Program: http://www.pub.gov.sg/abcwaters/Pages/default.aspx

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