Slated for completion in mid-2019, the Canberra Station is an elevated Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station along the existing North-South Line. Inspired by Canberra Road’s historical importance as one of the main conduits into the former British naval base in northern Singapore, the form employs references to nautical imagery and movement. In a welcoming gesture, gentle waves along the roof beckon incoming trains. Public spaces are kept warm, open and inviting with natural daylight streaming in through glazed façades. Louvres ensure good natural ventilation, while landscaping softens the edges of the station and the station’s link bridge. This is achieved through integrating planters along the periphery of the platform and building a green roof over the covered linkway.
The station is well-connected to existing and future developments around the station, with covered linkways, cycling tracks, bus stops and taxi stands located at the street level. Of the station’s five entrances, one is integrated with a future development across the road, connecting commuters to the station via an overhead link bridge.