By: Charlotte & Jane
Link to research and development of project: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Fx4K48Hh_3htUWrdHrAhKPe-LWyhPWjf
A quick site analysis of our identified site for this project
Below are the final presentation boards of our project with in-depth descriptions and explanations included:
Feedback for the above was that the colour palette could possibly be toned down. It came off a little way too bright and vibrant and somehow might draw attention away from some of the structures (i.e. The Main Structure) as the Main Structure was primarily going to be constructed with natural materials (e.g. wood) so the colours were going to be very earthly and brown especially with the brown rubber mulch ground cover as well. Thus with the sudden pop of colour in the space with the obstacle courses etc. the attention seems to be drawn away / there is too much contrast.
A suggestion was that we could possibly just do away with the bright colours and just work with a nature coloured palette instead since our concept was pretty much nature-liked as well.
Another superimposed image of the structures at the identified site.
Overall, it was a really interesting project for both of us as we got to look into a specific site thoroughly, coming up with a placemaking solution for our identified site within the location – The playground area. Through this project we have also learnt a lot along the way with regards to the technical aspect of things and more, how we could possibly look into our various Also hearing the feedback from our peers during the critique and sharing sessions also provided us with many valuable insights and suggestions to improvements for our proposed idea, opening up more possibilities of the project.
Our site visit to Labrador Park last lesson had us exploring the space within the park and doing a sensory ethnography exercise within the space. We recorded down our findings and eventually came up with a presentation deck to document our journey to and inside the park.
The route we took for our site visit that lesson had us exploring from:
Labrador Park MRT > Berlayer Creek Boardwalk > Park Trail
Here’s a reference from the circulation analysis we did of the site, mapping out the route we travelled in highlighted yellow:
For the first half of the walk into the park from Labrador Park MRT to along the Berlayer Creek Boardwalk had us taking turns to be blindfolded as we were guided along the path by each other – making stops along the way to feel and sense our surroundings. We made use of a lot of our hearing, touch, and smell since we were blindfolded and our sense of sight is completely removed. This exercise alone made us realise how our other senses were heightened and how more aware we were about our surroundings in that moment – it was pretty amazing.
Later on we arrived at the coastal part of the trail that slowly led us further deeper into the nature reserve where all the historical elements that made this park unique in its own way slowly made their appearance which we felt added a nice touch to the whole park atmosphere.
We spotted a variety of signs along the way and were able to make many interesting observations along the way, taking into consideration the original functions of the park how the objects/elements may have been placed that way etc.
Here’s our presentation: