Grant Associates has unveiled the conceptual masterplan to reinvent the Singaporean islands of Sentosa and Pulau Brani. The Sentosa-Brani Master Plan reimagines the area as an ‘island playground’.
The project will be led by landscape architect Grant Associates, working with architects WilkinsonEyre and the Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC).
The team also includes ARUP, Atelier Ten, Biodiversity by Design, Team Leisure, Nipek, Knight Frank, Arcadis, Architecture 61, Web Earth and MET Studio.
“The Sentosa-Brani Master Plan represents a bold future vision for Singapore as a major international leisure and attraction destination, aligned with an internationally significant landscape framework,” said Andrew Grant, founder and director of Grant Associates.
Sentosa-Brani will be ‘island playground in a global city’
The new leisure and recreation destination will be set within a biodiverse tropical landscape. It will be rolled out in phases over the next 20 to 30 years.
SDC will use the islands’ natural attributes, such as ridges and coral reefs, as the backdrop for world-class leisure attractions and night-time offerings.
Transport connections to and around the islands will be enhanced, and environmentally sustainable public realms will be created – including rejuvenated beaches and expanded nature and heritage trails.
New destination will use the islands’ natural features
The redeveloped islands will feature five zones, offering unique experiences, known as Vibrant Cluster, Island Heart, Waterfront, Ridgeline, and Beachfront.
“This has been designed to protect and enhance the biodiversity of these islands whilst creating distinctive settings for the existing and proposed developments,” Grant added.
“The plan represents the input of many consultants working alongside the SDC client team to imagine a future identity for the Sentosa-Brani environment where fun, play and nature come together to create a unique new place for global travellers and Singaporeans.”
Rejuvenated beaches, world-class leisure attractions
The Sentosa-Brani project is part of a wider government-backed scheme to refresh Singapore’s greater Southern Waterfront (GSW).
“WilkinsonEyre is delighted to be working once more with Grant Associates on these exciting and ambitious proposals, that unite the best in landscape and architectural design in a bold new vision for Sentosa-Brani,” said Paul Baker, director at WilkinsonEyre.
Resorts World Sentosa previously revealed plans to extend Universal Studios Singapore with two new attractions – Minion Park and Super Nintendo World.
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