The Kallang Park Connector has been enhanced to provide a more seamless connection so that it can improve park users’ experience and also serve as a useful and pleasant commuter cycling route from central Singapore to the south.
For this exercise, the IMMORTAL team was engaged to devise placemaking elements and environmental branding for the new underpasses to add aesthetic appeal and reference the history of the river. The team based the idea for the thematic environmental graphics upon a retelling of the river’s timeline.
Divided into five scenes, the completed environmental enhancements follow the evolution of the Kallang River. The first scene sets the original stage for the Kallang River, detailing a pristine, untouched habitat of forest. The second scene shows how long before human beings settled on the Kallang River.
Documenting the early 1900s, the third scene is of the aboriginal Orang Kallang who made the river their home and looked to it as a source of food and transportation. Scene four depicts progress and modernisation and the final scene brings the Kallang River into contemporary times.
With efforts being made to improve connectivity, the IMMORTAL team have created a seamless placemaking strategy that bridges the past, present and future of the Park Connector Network with Singapore’s existing 'City in a Garden' and 'Walk Cycle Ride SG' initiatives.