Monday, December 31, 2018

Last Sketch of 2018

This is the last sketch of the year 2018 done at the last sketchwalk at Emerald Hill in my last few pages of the Moleskine Concertina Sketchbook aka Japanese Album Large.

This place holds lots of memories for me. I was working at URA's Urban Planning Department in early 80s and urban design was a new thing at that time. We started the urban design for Emerald Hills and adopted the woonerf system for the area.

A woonerf is a living street, as originally implemented in the Netherlands and in Flanders, the Dutch-speaking northern portion of Belgium. Techniques include shared space, traffic calming and low speed limits.

With woonerf in place for so many years, Emerald Hill is now a very different and charming upmarket residential enclave. — at Emerald Hill, Singapore.