Bukit Timah Railway Station & Staff Quarters (2022)
The former Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) railway line used to connect Singapore and Malaysia before 2011. Witht the vacant of the Railway System after 2011, this linear space was designated as a Rail Corridor that incorporates a 24km long nature trail connecting between the north and south of Singapore. Located along the central corridor, the old Bukit Timah Railway Station and Staff Quarters are vital conserved structures built in 1932 and they formed part of the national rail heritage.
The old Bukit Timah Railway Station was restored as a heritage gallery, waiting area and gathering base for community activities, while the Staff Quarters where the Station Masters used to stay, will be adaptively re-used as an informal cafe and used as a community gallery.
A new masterplan with complementing linear paving design was introduced and developed to connect between these conserved buildings and the ourdoor even spaces around the development.
Photo Credits by Nishikawa Masao