Bishan Park is one of Singapore’s most popular parks in the heartlands of Singapore. As part of a much-needed park upgrade and plans to improve the capacity of the Kallang channel along the edge of the park. Works were carried out simultaneously to transform the utilitarian concrete channel into a naturalised river, creating new spaces for the community to enjoy.
A 2.7 km long straight concrete drainage channel has been restored into a sinuous, 3.2 km long natural river, that meanders through the park. 62 hectares of park has been redesigned to accommodate the dynamic process of a river system, which includes fluctuating water levels, while providing optimal benefit for users.
Three playgrounds, restaurants a new look-out point, constructed using the recycled walls of the old concrete channel, and plentiful open green park complement the natural wonder of an ecologically restored river in the city.