Jurong Smart Bus Station – Singapore

Stratavault supports new tree featured in innovative Singapore Smart Bus Stop

Jurong Smart Bus Station

“One key element was the incorporation of a 3-metre mature Cratoxylon cochinchinensis tree within the bus stop as a greenery feature”

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A group of young architects from DP Architects (DPA) thought that bus stops need not be just functional. By adding imagination, creative design, and technology into the mix, bus stops can go beyond their utilitarian function, and make waiting a fun and enriching experience for commuters. They approached the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) with the idea to design a prototype bus stop as a fun social space and Project Bus Stop was born.

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Singapore’s Architecture & Urban Design Excellence (AUDE) programme facilitated a multi-agency partnership comprising the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, Land Transport Authority, National Environment Agency, National Library Board, National Parks Board, Singapore Land Authority, and URA. This ground-up bus stop design features built-in WiFi, mobile phone charging points, interactive smart boards that provide bus info content, e-books, journey planners, a green roof, solar panels, bicycle parking, a book exchange corner, and even a swing. It also showcases artwork by local illustrator Lee Xin Li. Located along Jurong Gateway Road at Jurong East Central, Project Bus Stop was officially opened in August 2016.

Source: https://www.aude.sg/features_Project_Bus_Stop.html

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Fred Lee, Senior Manager at a leading urban landscaping solutions provider, Elmich Pte Ltd, said, “This is a very unique Corporate Social Responsibility project, initiated by DP Architects (DPA) examining ways to redesign a bus stop and re-imagine the way people interact with them, creating various fun and enjoyable experiences for the community.”

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“One key element was the incorporation of a 3-metre mature Cratoxylon cochinchinensis tree within the bus stop as a greenery feature to express slices of distinctive environments, such as a garden. As such, we required a system to support healthy tree growth and maximise soil volume in a removable precast planter box. Stratavault was chosen as the ideal solution, fitting into the existing pit size, providing the soil volume, and featuring a rain funnel to irrigate the tree under the hardscaped surface.”

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“The tree has not been planted for long, but tree growth so far seems to be healthy as seen in the photos. We believe this product assists the healthy growth of trees, and Citygreen were fantastic to work with – providing valuable advice on the soil volume and size of the tree pit.”

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- Laura Wiesenekker, Project Engineer, Densford Civil -

“Citygreen is a very professional  business, and I found everything was great in terms of deliveries, product supply and information. It was all forthcoming and helped us to complete the project.”

- Keith Burns, Architect/Designer, Keith Burns Architect -

“Citygreen offered training and invaluable technical assistance during the works.”

- James Callan, Estimating Manager, Complex Co Pty Ltd -

“Our experience, in working with a Citygreen Design Studio was second to none. We found responses from the design studio to be very timely, and technically thorough. We went backwards and forwards a number of times, looking at different iterations of the design and, nothing was too much trouble to examine and explore different possibilities. I would highly recommend the Citygreen Design Studio to any future client considering using your services.”

- Sandra Smith, Principal Landscape Architect, City Of Monash -

“We are big on compliance on all projects, and the fact that their SmartCertify cloud platform covers all bases, and supports their 20 year warranties, is critical – especially that these pits are being installed under roadways and footpaths.”

- Johny Purkaystha, Civil Program Engineer, Central Coast Council -

"I reviewed all the previous projects that we have installed in the past couple years using your product and I can happily report back that we have 0% mortality in the soil cells, which is incredible!"

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