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22 Oct 2019

WilkinsonEyre and Grant Associates unveil island playground masterplan for Singapore

Architects WilkinsonEyre and landscape architects Grant Associates have unveiled a conceptual masterplan for "a global leisure and recreation destination" on two islands off the south coast of Singapore.

The Sentosa-Brani Master Plan is part of a wider scheme to rejuvenate Singapore’s Greater Southern Waterfront.

The scheme would use the natural features and tropical landscape of the islands as a backdrop for leisure attractions and day-to-night hospitality offerings.

New public realm spaces, including beaches with a promenade, nature and heritage trails, al fresco dining areas, performance areas and attractions, would also be built.

The islands would be split into five distinct zones, each providing different experiences and becoming more leisurely and naturalistic toward their edges.

Andrew Grant, founder and director at Grant Associates, said: "The Sentosa-Brani Master Plan represents a bold future vision for Singapore as a major international leisure and attraction destination, aligned with an internationally significant landscape framework. This has been designed to protect and enhance the biodiversity of these islands whilst creating distinctive settings for the existing and proposed developments.

"The plan represents the input of many consultants working alongside the SDC client team to imagine a future identity for the Sentosa-Brani environment where fun, play and nature come together to create a unique new place for global travellers and Singaporeans."

WilkinsonEyre and Grant Associates worked on the masterplan with ARUP, Atelier Ten, Biodiversity by Design, Team Leisure, Nipek, Knight Frank, Arcadis, Architecture 61, Web Earth and MET Studio.

Many of the team had previously worked together on Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay development.

Grant Associates says the masterplan will be rolled out in phases over the next two to three decades.

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