Zhongshan Park

Category: G2 Landscape, Parks and Park Connectors
Architect: DP Architects Pte Ltd
Client: HH Properties Pte Ltd (Hiap Hoe)

Design Award

Zhongshan Park is an important addition to Balestier and can be the catalyst to rejuvenate the area. The park functions as a communal space and an inviting refuge from the heavy vehicular traffic along Balestier Road. It succeeds in providing a visual link to the culturally significant Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall. The park is a series of courtyard and event spaces utilizing Chinese landscape elements with a contemporary twist and designed around several large conserved Banyan trees. Pavilions inspired by Chinese, Colonial and Peranakan architecture frames the park and its low-rise massing and placement serves to mediate between the human scale of the park and the large hotel blocks behind. It is a popular space with residents and visitors. As such the jury is unanimous that the Zhongshan park project deserves a Design Award.