Singapore | 27th of February 2016

Official Project Opening

ABC Waters [SQM] Sungei Whampoa

Well shaded community spaces, creepers running along the canal section to naturalize the existing concrete edge and rain gardens can now be found along a 450m stretch of Sungei Whampoa, forming an ecologically friendly environment that is sustainable for both the residents and the surrounding natural habitats – the latest Active, Beautiful, Clean Waters (ABC Waters) project by Singapore’s Water agency (The Public Utilities Board) launched by Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim over the weekends.
Singapore | 23rd of January 2017

Flood Prevention Capacity was Tested

Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park

As part of the wet monsoon season, Singapore was hit by heavy rain fall last weekend. Culminating in a cloudburst event on monday the 23rd of January, flash floods were caused, challenging Singapore’s resilience.
The flood prevention capacity of the integrated Kallang Riverbed and Bishan- Ang Mo Kio Park was tested during this event, buffering the water towards Bishan Road as well as to the adjacent neighborhoods of the park and thus prohibiting flooding.

A few online articles like the TODAYONLINE one show, how the park was able to handle the recent flooding issues in Singapore by accommodating it through the dynamic process of a river system:
Kampung Admiralty

2016 WORLD ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL AWARD

KAMPUNG ADMIRALTY

We are pleased to announce that Kampung Admiralty is the World Architecture Festival 2016 project winner under the Commercial Mixed-Use (Future Projects) Category. The festival is the largest gathering of the global architectural community that celebrates architectural excellence and to highlight the world’s best designed present and future buildings.
Together with WOHA Architects, Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl was commissioned to provide Landscape Architecture and ABC Waters consultancy for the one-stop community-cum-residential integrated development: a flagship project that brings together a multitude of programmes under one roof. The development helms the exploration of inter-community dynamics and urban density in land scarce Singapore, where the increased stress on the ground level demands creative ways of intensifying land use. The project is slated for completion in 2017.
ASLA Awards: www.asla.org
2nd of September 2016

TWO OF OUR PROJECTS AMONG THE 2016 ASLA AWARDEE’S:

COPENHAGEN CLOUDBURST FORMULA + BISHAN- ANG MO KIO PARK!

We are honored to be distinguished with the American Society of Landscape Architecture Award 2016 for two projects: Bishan- Ang Mo Kio Park and the Copenhagen Cloudburst Formula: A Strategic Process for Planning and Designing Blue-Green Interventions.
With their mission to lead the stewardship, planning, and design of built and natural environments through the practice of landscape architecture, the ASLA is continuously working on maintaining an international benchmark for outstanding landscape architecture projects. We are grateful that through winning the Honor Award in the General Design Category as well as the Award of Excellence in the Analysis and Planning Category, we have been chosen to support the ASLA in their mission.
Bishan- Ang Mo Kio Park
2nd of September 2016

2016 ASLA HONOR AWARD

BISHAN- ANG MO KIO PARK

We are honored to be distinguished with the Honor Award in the General Design Category for Bishan- Ang Mo Kio Park.
Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park provides a new model for tropical urban hydrology through the instrument of landscape infrastructure, addressing Singapore’s dual need for water supply independence and flash flood management while creating access to a thriving riverine ecology within the dense city.
Copenhagen Cloudburst Formula
2nd of September 2016

2016 ASLA EXCELLENCE AWARD

THE COPENHAGEN CLOUDBURST FORMULA: A STRATEGIC PROCESS FOR PLANNING AND DESIGNING BLUE-GREEN INTERVENTIONS

We are thrilled to be distinguished with the Excellence Award in the Analysis and Planning Category for Copenhagen Cloudburst Formula: A Strategic Process for Planning and Designing Blue-Green Interventions.
This Formula is a flexible, universally adaptable model for mitigating increasingly common extreme flood events – or Cloudbursts – through Blue-Green solutions that integrate urban planning, traffic, and hydraulic analysis with sound investment strategies to improve the quality of cities’ Liveability.
An artist's impression of the natural setting swimming pool at the new Sembawang sports and community hub. (Image: Sport Singapore)
Singapore | July 2016

NEW INTEGRATED SPORTS AND COMMUNITY HUB IN SEMBAWANG, SINGAPORE

Together with DP Architects, Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl has won the bid to design and develop a 12 hectare plot of land in Sembawang into an integrated sports and community hub. Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl is commissioned to provide landscape architecture and ABC Waters consultancy for the outdoor spaces, integrating a natural water cycle on site, with a natural setting swimming pool as well as plenty of recreational park spaces for the community. Various agencies will be working together to make the hub a reality, including Sport Singapore, National Parks Board, Ministry of Health, Alexandra Health System, National Environment Agency, People’s Association and National Heritage Board.
Singapore | 10th – 14th July 2016

10th – 14th July 2016 World Cities Summit (WCS), Singapore International Water Week (SIWW), and Clean Enviro Singapore Summit (CESS)

Through active participation in forums, thematic tracks, panel discussions and with a stand as part of the Danish pavilion, our competence as sustainable society consultants was leveraged as best practice in the global city context. As a kick-off, Leonard Ng, Partner at Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl and Hanne Christensen, Managing Director at Ramboll Water hosted a tour to Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park with two Danish Mayors who were curious to see how Singapore, which currently imports up to 60 % of its water from neighboring countries such as Malaysia, works to optimize the use of this resource.
4th July 2016

World Architecture Festival 2016 shortlist announced!

Offenbach Harbour is Finalist

Offenbach Harbour is one amongst 10 international Finalists of the WAF Award in the category “Landscape” for 2016! The DGNB Gold pre-certified sustainable city district by the Main River, combines a modern look and feel with the charming rough past of the former industrial harbour. It is one of the most exciting urban developments worldwide, as it has large potential for a high quality of life for its residents.
It is an honour for us to be shortlisted with this outstanding project and we are looking forward to presenting it at the live judging in Berlin, on Friday, the 18th of November.
Zhangjiang Science and Technology City
Shanghai Pudong | June 2016

1st Prize in Competition

Zhangjiang Science and Technology City as “Living University”

The design of KCAP Architects&Planners and the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp), in cooperation with landscape architects Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl, was awarded first prize in the competition for Zhangjiang Science and Technology City in Shanghai. The international team was able to prevail against two other competitors.
Zhangjiang Science and Technology City is located in Pudong, Shanghai’s prosperous district to the east of the city, strategically placed between the city center and Shanghai Pudong International Airport. The extension and urban development of this area forms part of the overarching national strategy aimed at sustainably strengthening research and development, rather than purely industrial production.
In this context it is intended to create China’s largest and most important science city on a site of about 84 square kilometers – a pilot project serving as a national example.
Reopened Esplanade Forecourt Garden
Singapore | 9th of February 2016

Esplanade

A New Biodiversity Hot Spot in Singapores City Centre

Located in the business and touristic heart of Singapore, the newly re-opened Esplanade Forecourt is designed to bring out the dynamism of a public urban space by integrating two of the most valuable elements in our garden city, namely lush vegetation and water. One enters a forecourt surrounded by a biodiverse shrubbery and signature native trees such as the Gelam Tree, Sea Tristiana, lively tall Rainbow Eucalyptus and the majestic Yellow Rain Trees. The water features provide active and flexible performative spaces, and also pocket spaces of rest in the concrete jungle. As visitors meander through the pathways and water features along the various shrubbery and trees, the landscape itself becomes a performance, changing constantly with time, light and the surrounding.
Badenweiler | 16th of January 2016

Inauguration of the Inhalatorium in Badenweiler

The heart of Badenweiler is accessible again

The newly designed „Inhalatorium“ in Badenweiler has been inaugurated and opened to the public again. Since about 15 years the public has been waiting to access this 100-year old building again, which has been going through extensive restoration. One can say that the roman thermal spring, situated in the lower floor of the building is the heart of Badenweiler as it first attracted visitors to stay at the location in order to have access to the medicinal vapors of the water.
In its redesign Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl has been responsible for the architecture of the building, the art objects, the concept of the exhibition and the integration of the surrounding space into the context of the town.

Hendrik Porst, Director of Design says: “the bronze water chalice at the inside of the building and the steps sculpted to lead the water out of the building in a meandering way, are symbol of the significance of the thermal water in Badenweiler.”
Chicago City Hall © Cook & Jenshel, NG Creative
Singapore | 5th to 7th November 2015

Conference (ISGC) 2015!

"Living Architecture, Engineering Sustainable Environments" takes centre stage at International Skyrise Greenery

Held at the Singapore EXPO Convention and Exhibition Centre, the International Skyrise Greenery Conference (ISGC) this year is set to feature more than 30 world renowned industry thought leaders and skyrise greenery practitioners, with our very own director, Gerhard Hauber, as a speaker for Creating Green Masterplans.
Bishan Ang Mo Kio Park | Singapore
Chicago | 29th of July 2015

2015 StormTV Project Winners

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) today announced the winners of its fourth annual stormwater video competition. Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl won the programs & projects award for the video, “Bishan- Ang Mo Kio Park.”
Rochor Canal | Singapore
Singapore | July 2015

Redefining Rochor Canal

In the last four months, after Rochor Canal has officially been opened, first testimonies showcase the success of the project: the new promenade with integrated public spaces, seating, decks and rain gardens as well as an improved connectivity invites for activities and life and the community to come together.
Competition Win | Shenzhen
Shenzhen | 1st of June 2015

Competition Win in Shenzhen

Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl + Layout won the competition for a 11,9 km2 Masterplan for a district in the City of Shenzen, China. The concept proposes to transform the area into a liveable, ecological urban realm with integrated storm water management. This strategy reinforces the Chinese government’s ecological position to create “Sponge Cities” which reuse 70% of stormwater through decentralized, site-specific water management.
Gaziosmanpasa Urban Masterplan | Istanbul | © Foster+Partners
Istanbul | 27th of April 2015

Urban Masterplan in Istanbul

The Urban Masterplan for Gaziosmanpasa District has been presented to the City of Istanbul. The District is characterized by the prominent valley running through it. Together with the City Boulevard it connects 4 major district hotspots: the new business centre to the north, the administration center to the south, the old town city centre with the city hall, and a sub-centre in between. Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl was responsible for designing the Landscape Masterplan of the site, integrating our Blue-Green Infrastructure approach, as well as developing hot spots.
Rochor Canal | Singapore
Singapore | 8th of March 2015

Official Opening of Rochor Canal

The urban promenade along Rochor Canal will be officially opened on Sunday by the Mayor of Central Singapore District, Ms Denise Phua. The new 1.1km promenade stitches historic, cultural and modern sites together, adding several new gathering spaces for the community along the waterfront.
“Living With Water” Competition |Boston
Boston | March 2015

Honorable Mention for “Living With Water” Competition

In the competition: “Living With Water” in Boston, together with our partners UTILE, we received an Honorable Mention for our design proposal, as being “out of the box”. With our concept: “High Street City: (Gradually) Living With Water”, we propose a strategic phasing master plan development, for a new area in South Boston, which responds to climate change and rising sea levels.
Bahrain | 25th of February – 2nd March 2015

Bahrain International Garden Show

We will be present as part of the Singapore Pavilion, at the Bahrain International Garden Show (BIGS). Bahrain wants to protect and develop its agricultural industry, in order to improve the overall health of its population and the future of food security.
World Future Engery Summit | Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi | 19th -22th of Januar 2015

World Future Energy Summit

Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl will be present at the WFES, World Future Energy Summit. Dietmar Boestfleisch, Associate Director Middle East at Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl, will give a speech on Liveable City concepts.
ISOCARP Award for Kallang Riverside Development | Singapore
Sinagpore | January 2015

Award for Kallang Riverside Development

Together with CPG Consultants, we won the award appointed by ISOCARP, the International Society of City and Regional Planners.“It’s fantastic to get an international, urban planning award for this masterplan, which will be the first watersensitive urban design development in Singapore” says Tobias Baur, Managing Director Singapore and Landscape Architect at Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl.