Open on all sides to the different gardens, natural light and air permeate the environment. From above daylight shafts randomly enter the space through openings. Visitors sit around a big table filled with big plants and flowers open to the sky and rain. The drinks island features an inner layer of hanging and flowering bougainvillea. Preparation, cooking, eating, and washing occur in this natural surroundings. A dining pavilion is oriented and perched over an "eco-pond" filled with lotus flowers and hovering dragonflies. A small pool of water fills the hand-washing areas in the public restrooms.
At the Satay by the Bay food court, 25 stalls are arranged in 2 main clusters serving various staples of hawker food and surrounded by tables and chairs next to the gardens. They are kept simple and direct with some organised around the grilling of the meat. The materials and textures of the finishes are selected to suggest the surrounding nature, with natural plywood, white glass, cement grey chipwash flooring, and recycled bamboo decking.
Design team: Ling Hao, Kok-Meng Tan, Satoko Saeki, ZhenYan Wu
Structural Engineer: Consultants United
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer: CMP Consulting Engineers
Landscape: Linghao Architects / KUU / Planar One
Client: Planar One & Associates Pte Ltd
Builder: Planar One & Associates Pte Lrd
Built Area: 1999,35 square metres
Construction Cost: 1.9 million euros
Design Phase: August 2011—April 2012
Construction Phase: March 2012—December 2012