Shaping a Distinctive, Dynamic, Delightful City

Urban design is the art and science of creating memorable and attractive, liveable places for people. Welcoming places in our urban landscape allow you to pause, enjoy the city, and interact with other users.  Through urban design, a city not only becomes distinctive and dynamic, but also endearing and delightful.

Our Signature Skyline

Visit the Esplanade waterfront at night and enjoy the view—the beautifully-lit Fullerton Hotel set against the skyscrapers—from across Marina Bay. The striking skyline of towering buildings, low-rise conservation buildings, and national landmarks lay out a welcome mat that is uniquely Singapore.

Sense of identity

Your childhood haunts, favourite food joints, and neighbourhood hangouts are places where you have built fond memories. Our urban design strategy aims to reinforce the the character and identity of places, and establish a sense of rootedness.  With strong partnership with various stakeholders, our built environment is improved and enhanced into places where you can feel a sense of identity and belonging.

Vibrant streets & public spaces

A city that is bustling with life and activities needs a wide variety of good quality public open spaces where everyone can relax in. Open spaces like Fort Canning Park, The Lawn at Marina Bay and Gardens by the Bay are perfect for hosting concerts and events, while pocket parks provide spots for moments of quiet contemplation.  Alfresco dining by the riverside promenade or along Orchard Road pedestrian mall lets people take in the pulse of the city while enjoying an unique dining experience.

Well-connected & pedestrian friendly

Shopping along the Orchard Road is pleasant and hassle-free because of the tree-lined boulevard and an underground pedestrian network that links Orchard and Somerset MRT stations to surrounding malls. Having a city that is pedestrian friendly makes moving around easy, which encourages one  to explore and enjoy the city.

Distinctive districts

We shape each district with a unique character and identity—giving city-goers a diverse experience—by capitalising on the assets of the various districts.

Walking through the Bras Basah.Bugis district, you may have noticed that buildings are an eclectic mix of architectural styles; ranging from the traditional architecture of the Kwan Im Thong Cho Temple to the upbeat contemporary Bugis+ and the reinterpretation of tropical architecture for the National Library. Popular haunts such as Arab Street and Albert Mall make the district, already rich in culture and artistry, full of delightful corners for one to discover.