green canyons
location
singapore
type of commission
shortlisted competition, 1st prize
client
the housing and development board (hdb)
cost
220m usd
site
80 ha
program
housing, facilities and urban park
status
in progress
concept team
manuel der hagopian, grégoire du pasquier, laurence savy, nicolas moser, armand devillard, le hai anh, paul rabecq, victor diaz ortega, nguyen duy tan, nguyen duc cuong, nguyen van thanh
project team
manuel der hagopian, grégoire du pasquier, armand devillard, carlo montoya, le hai anh, paul rabecq, marie -eve de chantal-blanchette, le danh minh, nguyen xuan man, le quang, dao le hong my, nguyen thi an anh, pham duc thinh, nguyen dinh tu, vu thanh huyen, do quoc hoan, nguyen duc cuong, nguyen van thanh
consultants
laud architects pte ltd, singapore (local architect), beca carter holling & ferner (se asia) pte ltd, singapore ( civil & structure engineering), beca carter holling & ferner (se asia) pte ltd, singapore (mep engineering), langdon & seah singapore pte ltd, singapore (quantity surveying), icn design international pte ltd, singapore (landscape)
project date
2013

Year after year, Singapore continues to grow and to welcome new residential areas. Each must be highly distinctive and bring a strong feeling of identity for the future inhabitant. The new areas are not simply a stopover within daily life or merely a place to sleep; these new neighbourhoods create attractive and comfortable spaces in which to live, with all the main facilities and activities that people need to rest and to enjoy when they come back home. Composed of two main landscape features

- green canyons and the boulevard park - the new Tampines North draws the best from the context in which it finds itself and establishes an innovative “green leaf” concept to create the optimum environment.

Linked with and crossing the boulevard park, which represents the main membrane of the tampines’ “green lung”, a series of green arterial structures organises and sets the pace for the new area. These dense and shaded lanes of trees create the main frame of the urban fabric. Following the orientation of the sun and future roads, these new green canyons divide the space and establish new plots, where the residential buildings are nestled in luxurious vegetation. All along the green canyons the new identity of Tampines North springs into existence. Each building enjoys an abundance of nature whilst retaining its proximity to the infrastructure. The green canyon is not only the structure frame of the construction, it also creates a soft mobility network along which residents can walk, meet, rest, play, transit or discuss local events and activities. The green canyons channel the community to the boulevard park, where people can meet and experience the rich variety of landscape and public activities.