Singapore,Nature in a CityBy Architect Nirit Ellenbogen,
Where isSingapore?
Climate Comparison
since 1962Massive Trees Planting                Launched byPrime Minister   Lee Kuan Yew       1966                       ...
1966                           2007vegetation cover   35.7%        46.5%Singapore Coastline   1950   Singapore Coastline  ...
Population      GrowthPopulation at Independence   1965   – 1.9 MillionPopulation in   2012 –   5.3 Million Land Area of t...
Tel Aviv Metropolitan Area                3,206,400Population (2009)Land Area    1,516 square kilometers
With a total populationdensity of over 6300people per squarekilometer, Singapore ranks2 nd in the world.
CITY- STATE Land Use Challenges:To cater for:HousingBusinessRecreational needsActivities usually located outside the city:...
Singapore strategy for housing growing population was tocreate   HDB compact New Towns (1971)          Self Sufficient tow...
Self Sufficient Towns   Complete with      Schools      Markets      ShopsCoffee Shops Medical clinics  Sports centres    ...
Population      GrowthPopulation at Independence   1965   – 1.9 MillionPopulation in   2012 –   5.3 MillionConcept Master ...
URA Concept               Plan 2011 Key Target•Land use and infrastructure development•Vision          for Singapore in th...
The Park Connector Network (PCN)of Singapore is under the management ofNational Parks Board (NParks).NParks is also respon...
The ParkConnectorNetwork(PCN)By National ParksBoard(Nparks)
This is where we live…                         This is where we                         live…
View from the balcony…Does it look like the 2nd mostdense place in the world?
Alexandra Park
Alexandra Park
Alexandra Park,Storm water is collected into a   concrete canal and channeled into theSingapore River.Concrete canal devid...
Kallang River @ Bishan Ang Mo Kio Park
After     BeforeBy Atelier Dreiseitl Asia,Opened March 2012                    After heavy rain
Whatkind ofplace isthis?
CPG Consultants Singapore (HQ)• China• India• Vietnam• Philippines• Macau• UAEOpened on June 2010
“Shangri- La” meaning:An imaginary remote paradise on earth; utopia.A distant and secluded hideaway, usually of great beau...
Hospital staff is happy too…
Hospital as a community centre which attracts healthy people from the neighborhood,to jog, eat, study, or simply enjoy the...
Hospital as a community centre which takescare of sick and healthy people as well.
Kindergarten for kids from the neighborhood.
Hospital as a community centre which invites hospital staff, patients and people fromthe neighborhood, who don’t have a pr...
Vision, Vision,Vision…!Targets should be Validated and Redefined,If necessary,And….Mistakes can be rectified!Hospital can ...
Thank You
Singapore  nature & the city- nirit ellenbogen 26.12.2012
Singapore  nature & the city- nirit ellenbogen 26.12.2012
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  1. 1. Singapore,Nature in a CityBy Architect Nirit Ellenbogen,
  2. 2. Where isSingapore?
  3. 3. Climate Comparison
  4. 4. since 1962Massive Trees Planting Launched byPrime Minister Lee Kuan Yew 1966 2007 vegetation cover 35.7% 46.5%
  5. 5. 1966 2007vegetation cover 35.7% 46.5%Singapore Coastline 1950 Singapore Coastline 2002Land Area 581 square Land Area 710 squarekilometers kilometers
  6. 6. Population GrowthPopulation at Independence 1965 – 1.9 MillionPopulation in 2012 – 5.3 Million Land Area of the Island City State (2012) 710 square kilometers
  7. 7. Tel Aviv Metropolitan Area 3,206,400Population (2009)Land Area 1,516 square kilometers
  8. 8. With a total populationdensity of over 6300people per squarekilometer, Singapore ranks2 nd in the world.
  9. 9. CITY- STATE Land Use Challenges:To cater for:HousingBusinessRecreational needsActivities usually located outside the city:Airports Power generationWaste disposal Defence needs Water catchments
  10. 10. Singapore strategy for housing growing population was tocreate HDB compact New Towns (1971) Self Sufficient towns of Affordable High Rise public housing 82% of Singaporeans live in HDB flats 95% of them own the units.
  11. 11. Self Sufficient Towns Complete with Schools Markets ShopsCoffee Shops Medical clinics Sports centres Parks Etc…HDB Estates
  12. 12. Population GrowthPopulation at Independence 1965 – 1.9 MillionPopulation in 2012 – 5.3 MillionConcept Master Plan (2011) Population target –6.5 Million Land Area of the Island City State (2012) 710 square kilometers
  13. 13. URA Concept Plan 2011 Key Target•Land use and infrastructure development•Vision for Singapore in the next 40 t0 50 years•Improving life quality•To cater for a bigger and older population, senior citizens to growolder within the community.•Land resources planning to support a growing and moving upeconomy.•Bring jobs closer to homes, and reducecommuting time.•Provide affordable and good quality housing in popular areas.•Increase housing density around MRT stations.•Expand and develop leisure and water front places, with easyand direct access.
  14. 14. The Park Connector Network (PCN)of Singapore is under the management ofNational Parks Board (NParks).NParks is also responsible for the management of over 300 parksand the streetscape (or roadside greenery).There is a hierarchy anddiversity of parks, ranging fromlarge regional parks to neighbourhood parks and playgrounds, where aspectrum of natural ecosystems co-exists with horticultural gardens.Nparks is also responsible for the design and implementation ofthe PCN, the network that connects these green spaces togetherTo ensure that all residents will have direct and easy access togreen open spaces and water fronts.
  15. 15. The ParkConnectorNetwork(PCN)By National ParksBoard(Nparks)
  16. 16. This is where we live… This is where we live…
  17. 17. View from the balcony…Does it look like the 2nd mostdense place in the world?
  18. 18. Alexandra Park
  19. 19. Alexandra Park
  20. 20. Alexandra Park,Storm water is collected into a concrete canal and channeled into theSingapore River.Concrete canal devides the urban space.
  21. 21. Kallang River @ Bishan Ang Mo Kio Park
  22. 22. After BeforeBy Atelier Dreiseitl Asia,Opened March 2012 After heavy rain
  23. 23. Whatkind ofplace isthis?
  24. 24. CPG Consultants Singapore (HQ)• China• India• Vietnam• Philippines• Macau• UAEOpened on June 2010
  25. 25. “Shangri- La” meaning:An imaginary remote paradise on earth; utopia.A distant and secluded hideaway, usually of great beauty and peacefulness. Shangri La SingaporeThe design is a competition winning scheme and show case a good holisticarchitecture. The hospital replaced a park, without loosing the green lung qualities,and successfully became a center for the whole community.
  26. 26. Hospital staff is happy too…
  27. 27. Hospital as a community centre which attracts healthy people from the neighborhood,to jog, eat, study, or simply enjoy the tranquil atmosphere.Hospital also promotes healthy life style.
  28. 28. Hospital as a community centre which takescare of sick and healthy people as well.
  29. 29. Kindergarten for kids from the neighborhood.
  30. 30. Hospital as a community centre which invites hospital staff, patients and people fromthe neighborhood, who don’t have a private garden, to do urban farming on it’s roofs.
  31. 31. Vision, Vision,Vision…!Targets should be Validated and Redefined,If necessary,And….Mistakes can be rectified!Hospital can become acommunity centre for ALL,and even a recreational place.
  32. 32. Thank You

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