City within a Garden
Singapore has established itself as one of the world's great cities and is in a position to set a new standard among waterfront cities over the next two decade. Gardens by the Bay stands at the heart of these projects and will demonstrate the role of landscape for a city centre for the 21st Century. The challenge is to bring respite from the city's bustling activity as well as to pull the city's energy toward the waterfront and draw the allure of the water into the city's core, aiming for a wealth of purposes and activities.
The gardens must serve both residents and visitors, at night as during the day. Landscape can respond to the timing of urban development, accommodate new infrastructure, offer new settings for leisure activity, and establish comfortable outdoor environments whilst creating a balance between comfort and adventure.
A city's most prominent public garden should be a reflection of how it views itself and a statement of how it wishes to be seen by the outside world. All great cities have a great city centre park which is unique and represents the city's culture, heritage and historical position. The Gardens by the Bay should have the ambition to become the emblematic garden of Singapore and to set new standards for gardens and parks in the future.› Ver artículo completo