Stephen Caffyn Landscape Design wins the Outstanding Award of Excellence at the Singapore Landscape Architecture Awards for Kranji Marshes.
Kranji Marshes is one of the few remaining fresh water marshes in Singapore. Over time, in a process called succession, the build-up of sediment and vegetation had slowly turned large portions of the marsh into land.
The Kranji Marshes improvement project was intended to reinstate the marsh as a haven for freshwater birds and provide access and facilities for visitors.
As Landscape Architectural and Environmental Consultants we proposed to achieve this through removal of invasive dominant vegetation, silt removal by dredging, dramatically increasing open water areas, landforming to maximise habitat, extensive planting of native species, and provision of non-obtrusive essential visitor facilities, all whist minimising disturbance to wildlife during and after construction.
Opportunities for environmental monitoring, as well as educational elements, facilities, and outreach programmes, were incorporated into the project from the onset.
The environmental improvements and habitat enhancement works carried out have resulted the conservation of this rare freshwater habitat and the ability to efficiently preserve and maintain it for its wild inhabitants and future generations of visitors.
Kranji Marshes is now home to more than 170 species of birds, 54 species of butterflies and 33 species of dragonflies, all of which can be observed and studied by visitors without disturbance.
A big thanks to all those who contributed to this project including the client, consultants, contractor, owner, and Nature Society (Singapore). Special thanks to Aning Kuswinarni who managed this project for SCLD.
Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA)
National Parks Board (NParks)
Lead Consultant & Landscape Architect: Stephen Caffyn Landscape Design
QP/Submission Architect: Metaphor Design + Architecture
C&S Engineer: JS Tan & Associates
M&E Engineer: Tham & Wong LLP
Environmental Specialist: DHI Water & Environment (S) Pte Ltd
Quantity Surveyor: CSN Consultants Pte Ltd
Landscape Engineering Pte Ltd