Nikken Sekkei & Tierra Design to convert unused railway tracks into cool stuff

In case you haven’t heard, there’s about 24km worth of railway tracks in Singapore that currently sits unused, stretching from the Causeway down Bukit Timah to the heart of Tanjong Pagar.

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You’ve probably seen a bunch of Singaporeans heading down to capture moments at this very Instagram-friendly spot.

Japanese design firm Nikken Sekkei and local landscape company Tierra Design won the bid to redevelop the space now known as the ‘Rail Corridor’, and the artist impressions are absolutely beautiful.

In keeping the Rail Corridor “highly visible, accessible, connected and relatable to communities”, the proposal — dubbed “Lines of Life” — will pay tribute to the space’s railroad history, while ensuring the unique biodiversity of the area is kept intact.

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There will even be rock climbing facilities under a viaduct!

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The area opposite Kranji MRT station will also be converted into a multi-recreational centre, combining kayaking facilities into Mandai River with bicycle stations.

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Unfortunately, we might have to wait a while for any of these scenes to become reality, as there is currently no date for construction to even begin.

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The Urban Redevelopment Authority is currently seeking feedback on the proposed ideas until the end of March 2016.

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Featured Image via URA
With reference to URA, ArchDaily, Nikken Sekkei