The aim of the project is to create a boulevard within the Marine Parade estate to connect seamlessly the commercial centres of Marine Terrace and Marine Parade Central, with minimal physical connection with roads and cars for safety and a sense of security.
Marine Parade is an old HDB estate with greying residents. It has been observed that more residents are cycling. The estate is small, linear and roughly parallel to East Coast Expressway. The estate's main problem is that it is divided into 2 parts by the Still Road Exit to ECP expressway. To overcome the physical disconnect, a highline of minimum width spanning between 2 public properties - Tao Nan Primary School and Marine Parade Library/Community Centre; is proposed across Stiil Road Exit. This highline will be additional space for the school and the library/CC. The library/CC will have a cafe at the under-used rooftop. The highline will be a destination by itself.