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Title: RETHINKING ABANDONED QUARRY SPACE : WATER ARCHITECTURE AT HINDHEDE SPILLS
Authors: LIM YUAN XI, PAMELA
Keywords: Architecture
Design Technology and Sustainability
Thesis
Kan, Kelvin
2010/2011 DTS
Issue Date: 23-May-2011
Citation: LIM YUAN XI, PAMELA (2011-05-23). RETHINKING ABANDONED QUARRY SPACE : WATER ARCHITECTURE AT HINDHEDE SPILLS. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Set into the granite hill at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve amidst the last precious remnants of Primary Rainforests, the 35m deep Hindhede Quarry Lake is the choice site for this thesis. The intention of this architectural thesis is to rethink the current way in which rehabilitation of abandoned quarry spaces in Singapore has been manifested; allowing the natural environment to reclaim it - laissez faire. Hindhede Quarry has evolved into a stagnant reservoir of precious clean water, collected in an odd-shaped man-made cavity, and hidden in lush green space since nature took over for the past 21 years. The potential lies in the pristine lake waters and the quarry overflow that the National Parks Board intends to simply drain away. The design concept is to run the waters of the lake in trying to create an architectural experience that enriches the space that is currently the stagnant and forgotten Hindhede Nature Park. The issue of sensitivity to the fragility of the site is not an option, but a very natural requirement. This translates into a strategy seeking to introduce water movement in supplementing the new water-related programs; creating an experience of space infused with static greens and moving waters.
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