Human Space is part of the multidisciplinary team tasked with redesigning Singapore’s Geylang Serai market, which will incorporate new cycling lanes, sheltered areas and green spaces. The site is enriched with Malay culture and heritage and has progressively evolved into a modern community neighbourhood through urban transformation. By designing in spaces that connect the modern neighbourhood with the heritage of the area, the team aims to create a new market where multiple cultures and generations can thrive, feel a real sense of arrival, and utilize smart technology to make their way around a beautiful, well organized and successful shopping district.
Human Space provided peer review of the competition design concepts from the perspective of inclusion and accessibility. This included considerations to resolve grade changes to enhance accessible paths of travel, design of comfortable and dynamic outdoor furniture systems, the incorporation of innovative smart wayfinding systems such as positioning technology, and in-ground pavement lighting sensors to enhance safety and pedestrian flow.