Singapore: City of Gardens and Water

presented by PUB, Singapore's National Water Agency

Ausstellung:
9. September - 21. Oktober 2011

Eröffnung:
9. September 2011, 19:00 Uhr

Es sprechen:
Dr. h.c. Kristin Feireiss, Aedes
Chivy Li, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Singapore, Berlin
Linda de Mello, PUB - The National Water Agency, Singapore

Projektmanagement und Ausstellungskonzeption:
Ulla Giesler

Gestaltung:
Ulla Giesler/ Christine Meierhofer


Die Ausstellung wurde ermöglicht durch die großzügige Unterstützung von:
PUB – The National Water Agency Singapore, the Active, Beautiful, Clean Waters Programme
und die Aedes Kooperationspartner Zumtobel, Busch-Jaeger, carpet concept und Axor hansgrohe.

Singapore: City of Gardens and Water wird im Rahmen des Ausstellungsprojekts Water – Curse or Blessing!? gezeigt und im zugehörigen Aedes-Katalog präsentiert.

 

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  • Chivy Li, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Singapore, Berlin

  • Linda de Mello, PUB - The National Water Agency, Singapore

  • Exhibition, Installation & Information on Singapore @ Aedes

  • Exhibition view. Foreground: "All Lines Flow Out", an Installation by Charles Lim

  • Part of Charles Lim's Installation "All Lines Flow Out" was an artistic video documentary

  • The exhibition presents the Singaporean way of dealing with water through usual panels but also through audiovisual media

  • Dieter Grau, Atelier Dreiseitl, in a conversation with an exhibition visitor

  • Finding out about Singapore and the meaning of water by listening to podcasts

  • Visitor exploring the Exhibition

  • Opening Speeches: Dr. h.c. Kristin Feireiss, Aedes & Ulla Giesler, Aedes

  • Sayak Mukherjee, KHOJ, Kolkata & Haewon Shin, Lokaldesign, Seoul

  • Sayak Mukherjee, artist initiative KHOJ Kolkata

  • The oversize map on the floor explains Singapore's unique relation to water

  • Linda de Mello, PUB - The National Water Agency, Singapore & Taeman Kim, HAEAHN Architecture, Seoul

  • Opening Party of the Show

Singapur hat sich über Jahrzehnte hinweg von einer Insel mit geringer Fläche und begrenzten natürlichen Ressourcen zur florierenden Wirtschaftsmacht mit beeindruckender Wasserwirtschaft entwickelt. Die Ausstellung zeigt Singapurs Errungenschaften in der Entwicklung diversifizierter und nachhaltiger Wasserversorgung mit Hilfe der „Four National Taps“ (Wasser aus örtlichen Reservoirs, importiertes Wasser, NEWater und Wasser aus Entsalzungsanlagen) sowie durch neue Technologien zum Hochwasserschutz und zur Wasserreinigung.
Im Fokus steht Singapurs 3P-Ansatz (People, Public and Private), der die Bevölkerung zur Übernahme der Verantwortung für die nationalen Wasserressourcen ermutigt und den Stadtstaat damit zu einer dynamische City of Gardens and Water macht. Hauptaugenmerk dieser Strategie ist das Active, Beautiful, Clean Waters (ABC Waters) Programm, eine von Singapurs Wasserbehörde PUB ins Leben gerufene Langzeitinitiative.
Die in diesem Rahmen initiierten Projekte dienen der ganzheitlichen Integration des verzweigten Netzwerks von Singapurs Reservoirs und Wasserwegen in die Umgebung. Das Ergebnis ist eine saubere und malerische Landschaft aus Flüssen und Seen, die zugleich lebendige Erholungsorte für die Stadtbewohner bedeuten.
Die Ausstellung präsentiert außerdem die Installation „All Lines Flow Out“ des Künstlers Charles Lim.

PUB ist eine Körperschaft des Ministeriums für Umwelt und Wasserwirtschaft, Singapurs nationale Wasserbehörde, die Wasserversorgung, Wassergewinnung und Brauchwasseraufbereitung sicherstellt.

PUB’s -Slogan – Water for All: Conserve, Value, Enjoy:
PUB sichert die Wasserversorgung basierend auf seinen Four National Taps (Wasser aus örtlichen Reservoirs, importiertes Wasser, NEWater und Wasser aus Entsalzungsanlagen). PUB fordert die Bevölkerung auf, Wasser zu sparen, Reservoirs und Wasserwege sauber zu halten und eine Beziehung zum Wasser zu  entwickeln, so dass jeder die vorhandenen Ressourcen für sich nutzen und genießen kann. Weitere Informationen unter www.pub.gov.sg
 
Das PUB Active, Beautiful, Clean Waters (ABC Waters) Programme wurde 2006 initiiert und hat Singapurs Netz aus Abwasserkanälen, Wasserwegen und Reservoirs in wunderschöne und saubere Fluss- und Seenlandschaften verwandelt. Unter Berücksichtigung einer optimalen Integration mit benachbarten Nutzungsflächen wurden neue Gemeinschaftsflächen geschaffen, die moderne Lifestyle- und Freizeitaktivitäten im und rund um das Wasser ermöglichen: Singapur wird zu einer lebendigen City of Gardens and Water.
An über 100 Standorten auf der ganzen Insel werden im Laufe der nächsten 15 bis 20 Jahre Projekte umgesetzt, von denen über 20 bis 2012 abgeschlossen werden sollen.
2009 wurden ABC Waters-Design Richtlinien eingeführt um den öffentlichen und privatwirtschaftlichen Sektor zur Nutzung des ABC Waters-Konzepts innerhalb ihrer eigenen Projekte anzuhalten. Dabei handelt es sich um Vorschläge wie Regengärten, biologische Rückhalte- und Filterbecken sowie Feuchtgebiete – allesamt umweltfreundliche Maßnahmen, die Regenwasser gleich vor Ort auffangen und reinigen. So werden die Qualität des Wassers, das in die Reservoirs einfließt und das Erscheinungsbild des städtischen Umfelds und seiner biologischen Vielfalt.

Charles Lim hat einen besonderen Bezug zum Wasser – nicht zuletzt weil er in Küstennähe geboren wurde und auch heute noch am Meer lebt. Er rudert und schwimmt regelmäßig und gehörte zum nationalen Segelkorps Singapurs bei den Olympischen Spielen 1996. In „All Lines Flow Out“ thematisiert Lim das singapurianische „longkang“-Kanalsystem. Aufgrund des unübersichtlichen Wasserstrassennetzes lässt sich eine versteckte Reise von einem Punkt der Insel zu einem anderen nachvollziehen. Lim registriert, sammelt und re-präsentiert, was er findet, und ist so Zeuge vieler Erfahrungswelten, die ansonsten im Verborgenen blieben.


Featured projects in the exhibition:

Marina Barrage: Reservoir in the City
Built across the mouth of the Marina Channel, the Marina Barrage creates Marina Reservoir, Singapore's 15th reservoir, and the first in the heart of the city. The barrage creates a freshwater lake to boost Singapore’s water supply, acts as a tidal barrier to prevent flooding in low-lying city areas, and keeps the water level consistent, offering a venue for water-based activities in the heart of the city. It brings people closer to water and has been a popular location for major community events such as the annual New Year countdowns, live-screenings of the National Day Parade and Singapore’s World Water Day activities.

Kallang River-Bishan Park
Transforming a concrete canal into a naturalised river.
A joint collaboration between PUB and the National Parks Board, Kallang River along Bishan Park will be redeveloped and integrated with the park. The concrete canal along the edge of the park has been transformed into a natural waterway that will meander into the park and become the focus of the park. This creates new spaces for activities. Other interesting features include a water playground, a riverside gallery, and a cascading water feature. The project also features natural cleansing systems using plants such as a cleansing biotope, that will also create a thriving ecosystem and enhance the landscape at Bishan Park. This project is the first of its kind in Singapore.

MacRitchie Reservoir

Works were carried out to the oldest reservoir in Singapore in two phases. A multi-storey carpark, an amenities centre and an improved floating pontoon were built at MacRitchie Reservoir. Visitors can also walk on water at a submerged boardwalk.  An F&B outlet at the hilltop, and a new building to cater for canoe and kayaking activities were constructed as well. In addition, improvements were made to the bandstand, internal roads and footpaths, and the natural environment at the reservoir was also enhanced with more greenery.

Punggol and Serangoon Reservoirs

Punggol and Serangoon Reservoirs were developed to expand Singapore's local catchments and enhance the robustness of the country's water supply. Created by damming the Punggol and Serangoon Rivers in the north-eastern part of Singapore, these two new reservoirs, together with the Marina Reservoir have increased the water catchment area from half to two-thirds of Singapore. The Lorong Halus Wetland along Serangoon Reservoir and Sengkang Floating Wetland in Punggol Reservoir create recreational hotspots for residents in the area.

Lorong Halus Wetland
The Lorong Halus Wetland is located along the eastern bank of Serangoon Reservoir. Formerly part of a landfill, it has since been transformed into a wetland, providing ground for bird-watching and other wildlife-spotting at Serangoon Reservoir. Equipped with an educational kiosk and a walking trail, the wetland now serves as a learning haven for students.

Sengkang Floating Wetland
The Sengkang Floating Wetland, constructed within  Punggol Reservoir, provides a natural habitat for wildlife and helps to improve water quality. It is also home to the educational Learning Trail @Sengkang Floating Wetland - an outdoor programme for students to appreciate the management of Singapore’s water resources and the biodiversity at Punggol Reservoir.

Pandan Reservoir
Pandan Reservoir, a water sports hub, has quickly evolved into a vibrant water sports hub. Platforms for viewing, fishing, radio-controlled sailing and electric boating have been built for people to enjoy activities in and around the reservoir, while a new amenities centre houses the offices of the National Sports Association for canoeing, sailing and rowing. In 2010, floating wetlands were introduced into Pandan Reservoir, helping to naturally cleanse the reservoir’s water. This was a collaborative effort between Sony Corporation and Commonwealth Secondary School, where students became Ambassadors of the wetlands.

Bedok Reservoir

The reservoir is now a popular spot for Bedok residents who gather at its many facilities to interact and have fun together. New facilities such as floating decks and sitting galleries were built for people to conduct activities in and around the reservoir.  Marshlands were also planted along the banks to enhance the biodiversity of the reservoir.

Alexandra Canal
Once purely utilitarian in function, a 1.2km stretch of Alexandra Canal has been transformed into a pleasant and attractive waterway with softened banks, seamlessly integrated with the adjacent developments. A short stretch of the open waterway was decked over to create an interesting water cascade and a shallow stream. Urban wetlands which help cleanse the water also provide an excellent opportunity for outdoor learning for nearby schools. In addition,  a Community Plaza has been constructed for community events and activities.

Lower Seletar Reservoir
Rowers’ Bay at Lower Seletar Reservoir, with its 2km long waterbody, has transformed the lake into an ideal venue for competitive rowing, canoeing and dragonboating. The remaking of the reservoir has taken into consideration the need to retain its serenity while adding new amenities to serve large numbers of spectators. Rows of viewing benches will be added to cater to competitive events at Rowers’ Bay.

Family Bay

The new Family Bay at Lower Seletar Reservoir will offer family-based activities with a multi-purpose performance stage and a children’s playground. Besides enjoying picturesque scenery from the heritage bridge, visitors will also be able to view panels depicting the reservoir’s historical past including the Orang Seletar Settlement.

Kolam Ayer ABC Waterfront
Completed in 2008, the Kolam Ayer ABC Waterfront is created by converting a 250m stretch of Kallang River between Bendemeer Rd and Kolam Ayer Pedestrian Bridge into a beautiful and vibrant community space that is well-integrated with the surrounding residential area.
The main features of this project include water sensitive landscaping along the riverbanks, floating deck for performances, cleansing biotope and water features like a water wheel and Archimedean screws where residents can have fun drawing water from the canal into a stream. This project illustrates how waterfront living can be brought to the doorsteps of the HDB hearts.

Jurong Lake

Designed as a water playground for families in the west, a stage and viewing promenade were built to provide a scenic location for community events. There is also a boardwalk for people to enjoy views of the lake, and wetlands which keep the waters clean and attract wildlife such as fish and birds.
Kayaking and dragon boating can now be enjoyed all year round on the lake. There are dedicated lanes for competitive rowing and a water activity-based centre operated by the People’s Association.

 


Diese Ausstellung wurde ermöglicht mit der großzügigen Unterstützung von: