Grant Associates Singapore collects four 2022 SILA Awards
Landscape architecture practice Grant Associates has picked up four awards at the 2022 Singapore Institute Landscape Architects (SILA) awards ceremony.
The pioneering international practice, which looks to reconnect people with nature in insightful, delightful and distinctive ways, was honoured to be recognised at the annual event for a quartet of environmentally-focused projects:
- Bukit Timah Railway Station and 9 Mile Platform - Gold Award for Civic and Institutional Category
- Shenzhen Bay Culture Park Elevated Walkway – Silver Award for Analysis and Planning Category
- Sentosa-Brani – Merit Award for Analysis and Planning Category
- Funan – Silver Award for Commercial and Industrial Category.
The award-winning Bukit Timah Railway Station project and Shenzhen Bay Culture Park Elevated Walkway the master plan were both completed in 2022 and could not be more different, even if they are both part of park corridors.
The Shenzhen Bay Culture Park is a 9-ha mixed use new development. Grant Associates’ master plan will transform the Culture Park into a new community destination, with the Elevated Walkway becoming a key community mobility corridor. The innovative adoption of parametric design software helped to generate improved designs and benefit lives.
The landscape for Bukit Timah Railway Station is a much more subtle intervention alongside Singapore’s Rail Corridor. curating and re-invigorating an existing landscape. Grant Associates’ design defines the open spaces and sets the scene by framing views and screening adjacent developments – providing visitors with the opportunity to appreciate heritage within an authentic and biodiverse setting. By preserving existing, sometimes undesirable vegetation and allowing for the spontaneous, the entire landscape has an instant impact and a rustic non-manicured feeling. The most intriguing areas are where all those plants come together, creating surprise and unique visual excitement.
It is an honour for our work to be recognised at the 2022 SILA Awards in such a big way; the four awarded projects illustrate the diversity of work undertaken at Grant Associates, from large to small, urban to rural, local to international, rustic to futuristic. We would like to pass on our sincere thanks to our clients for their continuous support, to our fellow consultants for the inspiring collaborations and to our staff for their dedication and enthusiasm throughout the design process.
Grant Associates would also like to congratulate Mayura Patil, the first recipient of the new Young Landscape Architect of the Year Award. Mayura, who currently works at NParks (National Parks Board Singapore) began her career at Grant Associates Singapore. Well done, Mayura!