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Award-winning sustainable design firm Pomeroy Studio masterplans Kallang Alive: an innovative, recreation and entertainment precinct in Singapore

By Pomeroy Studio
Jan 22, '20 5:07 AM EST
Artist Impression of the Kallang Alive masterplan (Credit: Pomeroy Studio)
Artist Impression of the Kallang Alive masterplan (Credit: Pomeroy Studio)

The 89-hectare masterplan will herald a new era for sports and recreation, and reflects Singapore’s drive to being both a garden city and a smart nation

The masterplan will contain a host of sport and entertainment related facilities, including a state-of-the-art football hub and a tennis centre for community, as well as international tournaments. There will also be a Youth Hub, where proposals for a velodrome, speed climbing facilities and BMX sport are being considered. The Kallang Theatre is also planned to be redeveloped into an integrated sport, entertainment and lifestyle centre. The waterfront along Jalan Benaan Kapal is envisaged to become a green community space named Benaan Kapal Green. Lastly, another project that is being explored is the Alive Gateway and Loop. The loop seeks to trace the precinct’s circular airfield heritage, and link the key attractions within the precinct by a walking and cycling path that interfaces with Singapore’s Park Connector Network.

The masterplan’s proposed circular ‘loop’ celebrates the sites’ unique aviation history. Prof. Jason Pomeroy, founding principal of Pomeroy Studio explained, “The site was a former airfield; characterised by a 400 metre radius circular landing zone that served as a gathering point for many a person landing in Singapore. We are celebrating the circular geometry of the airfield as a walking and cycling loop that undulates through varied landscapes, and links up the waterfront, across Stadium Boulevard and potentially Nicoll Highway. The loop will form a heightened means of mobility for everyone visiting the various sports, entertainment, and recreational venues within the Kallang Alive precinct, and will thus, re-establish a new gathering point; though this time for the community, as well as many a Star of track, field, court or stage.” 

Artist Impression of the Kallang Alive Gateway & Loop (Credit: Pomeroy Studio)

In line with Singapore’s drive to be both a garden city and a car-lite smart nation, the masterplan integrates a vibrant people’s park that is composed of foliated waterfront boardwalks, wetlands, and lush parklands, that embraces nature’s environmental benefits of temperature reduction, carbon sponge, and storm water attenuation. The plan to integrate the pedestrian/ cycle/ e-scooter-friendly loop into these green open spaces further provides seamless mobility to and from the various venues and beyond. It also seeks to cultivate the use of smart green technology to enhance user experience. For example, green technologies that comfort control the temperature and humidity of walking and cycling are being explored. Such technologies could be coupled with solar power and kinetic pressure pads in the floor to generate clean energy. Digitally-interactive light and art installations that tell a tale of both Singapore’s culture and sporting heritage seek to enhance the experience for residents, visitors, and tourists alike.

Mr Lim Hong Khiang, Chief of Sport Infrastructure Group, SportSG said, “We envision transforming Kallang into a vibrant sport, recreation and lifestyle precinct. We work with agencies like Pomeroy Studio to come up with ideas and designs that preserve the area’s essence whilst incorporating elements of sustainability and technology. We look forward to bringing to life the vision of Kallang Alive that people can enjoy.”

Works are currently underway with the Kallang Football Hub being the first to be completed by next year.

Artist Impressions Only. Courtesy © Sport Singapore. High resolution images available upon request.

Kallang Football Hub

Singapore Tennis Centre
Youth Hub and Velodrome

Benaan Kapal Green

Redevelopment of Kallang Theatre

Design Team

Prof. Jason Pomeroy (Principal and Director-in-Charge), Yoshi Shimada (Technical Director), Leo Waible (Associate Architectural Designer), Deepshi Kaushal (Associate Sustainability Consultant), Valerie Chew (Architect), Richard Amburgo (Senior Landscape Designer), Cecilia Su (Landscape Designer), Md Zahidul Islam Abdul Wahab (Senior Manager), Erica Paraiso (Urban Designer), Gigi Teo (Senior Graphic Designer)

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About Pomeroy Studio

Pomeroy Studio are an award-winning international team of designers and thought leaders of sustainable built environments. The studio is comprised of master planners, landscape architects, architects, interior and graphic designers and sustainability consultants. Quantitative and qualitative research complements an interdisciplinary design process that lies at the foundation of their creative design and decision-making. Projects are undertaken in the sectors of Residential, Workplace, Retail and Mixed Use, Hospitality and Leisure, Light Industrial, Culture and Conservation. Designs are rigorously tested to objectively reduce the reliance on natural resources, to preserve the natural and built environment. This has generated people-centred places, from the macro-scale of cities to the micro-scale of buildings that pushes the envelope of design and balances a ‘creative vigour with an academic rigour’.

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