Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade
- SIA ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN AWARDS | Honourable Mention
A VITAL AND VIBRANT CONNECTOR
The 3.5km Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade is a key urban connector linking the attractions around Marina Bay. Completed in collaboration with Cox Architecture, the project comprises a main promenade, a lower-level boardwalk and a visitor centre, designed for a scenic stroll along the waterfront as well as a viewing platform for major events in the area.
The location and design of key nodes and interfaces within the promenade thoughtfully relate to the urban setting and overall pedestrian network, for instance, seamlessly integrating with bus stops and pedestrian crossings.
Key pause points along the promenade include active spaces for children and families such as the ‘dancing water jets’; passive spaces for the elderly such as shaded seating areas; a continuous coping seat along the seawall to rest by the water’s edge; and interactive misters and breeze shelters providing respite from the tropical heat.
Made entirely from sustainably sourced timber, the boardwalk provides access to water taxis and berthing points for boats. The eco-friendly Visitor Centre incorporates natural ventilation and a BIPV solar roof that provides both natural and solar-powered lighting.