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Arup on winning team for Singapore masterplan

9 Feb 17 A team that includes Arup has been appointed to develop a masterplan for Singapore’s Jurong Lake District.

KCAP Architects & Planners is leader of the multi-disciplinary team, which also includes SAA Architects, S333 and Lekker as well as Arup. Five international teams had been shortlisted by Singapore Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) for project.

Jurong Lake District is a regional centre in west Singapore, planned as part of URA’s decentralisation efforts to create new commercial activities, amenities and recreational facilities. The new mixed-use precinct, Lakeside Gateway, is set within the Jurong Lake District and will function as a new international gateway into Singapore for future high-speed railway to Kuala-Lumpur in Malaysia.

The team developed a high-density mixed-use concept masterplan for the area around the future high-speed rail terminus. The ambition is the area will become Singapore’s second central business district.

A key focus of the winning conceptual plan submitted by the team involved the integration of new waterways and a series of green spaces within Jurong Lake District.

The team will now work with URA and relevant agencies to draw up a detailed masterplan proposal for the district. There will be an exhibition of the proposal in mid-2017 to gather public feedback before the plans are further refined.

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