qNever in the history of Singapore has the local community been presented with a piece of land encompassing the unique characteristics of the former KTM railway lands, now called the Rail Corridor. Its return to Singapore in 2011 generated a lot of public interest even as the last trains departed from Tanjong Pagar station. This land exhibits an exceptional combination of heritage, social, environmental, educational and spatial-physical functions. The Community Design Studio of the Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore explores the multi-faceted nature of this contiguous linear space and investigates the role of this space in engendering the emergence of a new social compact between state and citizens. This book presents the research in a series of mappings, essays, photographs and design ideas.q--Back cover.This book presents the research in a series of mappings, essays, photographs and design ideas.aquot;--Back cover.
|Author||:||Beng Kiang Tan, National University of Singapore. Centre for Advanced Studies in Architecture|