CONEY ISLAND INTERIM PARK
SILA Singapore Landscape Architecture Awards 2019 for Parks and Recreational, Merit Award
CONEY ISLAND INTERIM PARK | 2019
Coney Island Interim Park is an extension of the existing Coney Island Park. A distinctive park escapade in the north eastern part of Singapore, the island is mainly covered with coastal vegetation consisting of Casuarina trees, tall grass and shrubs. The project developed naturalistic paths, shelters and bird hides, provided way-finding and educational signages, improved drainage and embellished existing planting. Planting of the main nodes are each themed with Trees with Interesting Fruits, Interesting Bark and Interesting Leaves.
Emphasis is placed on passive design strategies, use and retention of existing vegetation, re-use of on-site resources, and forest regeneration. Fallen casuarina timber is used to make signages, paths are constructed with on-site sand reinforced with a polymer binder, nodes are located in existing clearings, and paths are meandering to avoid trees. Coney Island Interim Park design focuses on minimal disturbance to the ecosystem, and habitat enhancement and protection, while creating facilities to bring people close to the unique natural elements on the island.
CLIENT NATIONAL PARKS BOARD