A pedestrian underpass and improvement works, which was part of the Urban Redevelopment Authority's Rail Corridor (Central) enhancement works. Nestled into the natural greenery and parallel to Hindhede Drive, the new underpass was designed to provide a safe thoroughfare for pedestrians from the bustling Upper Bukit Timah Road to the tranquility of the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.
Above the underpass is an old rail bridge which was restored by adopting new elements such as safety barriers and handrails, low ambient lights, and installing aggregate flooring, recycled from the existing gravel found along the rail bridge, to make the space more accessible for visitors.
The new intervention and improvement works considers the sensitivity of the site, allowing the landscape to take precedence and using materials that are timeless and imbue a rustic characteristic to add a new chapter to the historic context.
Photographed by Studio Periphery