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In planning for our city, we face constraints like height and space. How do we MAXIMISE our land to meet present and future needs?

At Singapore City Gallery, you will find many creative ways to use our land.

Building taller

Here are some examples: Public housing apartments almost 50 storeys high will be a reality in 2007! An international architectural competition was held to find fresh, innovative and new ideas for high-rise, high-density living.

The development, to be built at Duxton Plain, stands at 48-storeys and can house about 1,800 households. It will have facilities like roof gardens, jogging tracks at 26th storey, cafes and convenience stores at ground level and underground car parks!

Although building taller is one way of maxmising land, it is not always possible due to aviation height constraints imposed in many areas. So here's another solution.

Co-locating different uses

The Marine Parade Community Building has been hailed as a landmark project. Far from being a typical community complex, it is home to the Marine Parade Community Club, the Marine Parade Community Library and the theatre group, the Necessary Stage.

Besides the library, this complex also houses a 263-seater theatrette, glass-walled gymnasium, covered basketball court on the rooftop, air-conditioned sports hall and a café, all packed in a three-storey building!

Check out the creative land use for more information.

How all the facilities fit together in the Marine Parade Community Building

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