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18th Jan 2017

Green light for Singapore’s Paya Lebar Quarter featuring landscape design by Grant Associates

Paya Lebar Quarter, a mixed-use development covering 3.9 hectares in the heart of Singapore, has won planning approval as developers unveil full details of the scheme.

The S$3.2 billion landmark development by Lendlease and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) will feature three Grade A office towers, three premier residential blocks and over 200 shops with an exciting range of indoor and outdoor dining offers.

Grant Associates has created a landscape strategy for over 100,000 sq ft of public realm across the new quarter, which is situated in the historic and cultural districts of Joo Chiat and Katong. The landscape strategy will use water and green space to unify the different public spaces comprising the complete development, dovetailing with designs by the scheme’s architect DP Architects.

Grant Associates’ landscape concept draws its inspiration in part from an adjacent pocket park and nearby mature heritage trees, including a prominent Banyan tree that formerly stood on the edge of the Geylang Canal. The overall landscape design is influenced by the motifs found in Malaysian songket - a traditional handwoven brocade.

The public realm for Paya Lebar Quarter sets an important benchmark for urban sustainability in Paya Lebar. This includes a fully integrated and dedicated cycle way that is connected to the adjacent Path Connector Network (PCN) as well as a sequence of richly planted songket themed vertical garden terraces for the façade of the residential car park.

In addition, the public realm features an integrated Active Beautiful and Clean (ABC) water storey in the form of terraced rain gardens to cleanse urban storm water run-off before re-directing it back into the Geylang Canal.

Paya Lebar Quarter is due for completion in the second half of 2018.