Denton Corker Marshall was engaged by Lendlease to lead a masterplan for extending Holland Village, a much loved local destination in Singapore.
The diverse architecture explored contemporary interpretations of Singapore’s traditional ‘Shop-House’ and Kampong vernaculars, as well as, wider aspirations of a ‘City in a Garden’. Existing laneways or ‘lorongs’ extended the intimate, street-oriented character, feeding into a central public square, further enlivened by an informal landscaped amphitheatre for community events and performances, and an outdoor cinema. Additional spaces included a ‘POPS’ or Privately Owned Public Space, covered by an ethereal canopy to protect from tropical rainstorms, a terraced pocket park, and a playground activated by high quality cafes and family restaurants.
A large cinema complex was designed as a collection of smaller, articulated cubes, each articulated with a unique facade of green walls, clear glazed foyers, and metal or projection screens for public art. Rooftop spaces were maximised for public and community access, and activated by a range of opportunities, including an edible garden, rooftop bars and restaurants.