Land Transport Authority (LTA)
Completion in 2024
Located on Bayshore Road, in the vicinity of several private housing and condominium estates around the Bayshore and Upper East Coast Area, the station entrance runs parallel to the East Coast Park Expressway. The design of the station entrance draws inspiration from the neatly manicured boulevard of raintrees with wide canopies that shelter the East Coast Park Expressway, filtering the sun through its leaves.
The station entrance’s timber clad roof canopy is interspersed with linear openings, filtering the light that comes through the canopy as it forms shadows on the ground. The roof is supported on both sides by a colonnade of columns that lean outward to support the roof, just like the colonnade of tree trunks one passes on the East Coast Expressway. The linear screens along the walls suggest the speed of the MRT trains below, allowing glimpses into the naturally ventilated station entrance. The richness of overlaying different materials is reminiscent of the layers in the raintrees.
The layering of timber and screens is simplified as commuters move underground to the concourse and platform levels. These materials are used individually, giving commuters a chance to appreciate each material as they pause to wait for their train, with the grain of the timber and rhythm of the screens giving a human scale to the large station volume.