The Urban Redevelopment Authority has tapped the team led by KCAP Architects&Planners (KCAP) as the consultant to develop the detailed master plan for Jurong Lake District.
According to a statement released by URA, the team’s proposal received the highest score among those of the five teams shortlisted for Stage 2 of the Jurong Lake District Request for Proposal (RFP) exercise.
To recall, Jurong Lake District was first identified as a key growth area in Master Plan 2008.
“As the largest regional centre in Singapore, Jurong Lake District will drive Singapore’s growth in the future economy and cater to the needs of businesses, residents, visitors and Singaporeans from all walks of life. The 2015 announcement of the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail terminus’ location at Jurong Lake District presented an additional opportunity to transform the area into Singapore’s second Central Business District and a District of the Future,” URA noted.
URA said the proposal from the KCAP best met the expectations and requirements of the RFP, impressing the evaluation panel.
“At the heart of the proposal is its sensitive focus on water and greenery, which incorporates new waterways and a series of green spaces and connections that weave through the entire district to create a strong, distinctive identity,” the authority explained, saying that the proposed urban typology integrates with the green setting beside Jurong Lake, which at the same time places emphasis on creating active, walkable streets and interactive public spaces.
Members of the public are encouraged to give their feedback on the detailed proposals during the exhibition period. URA will announce more details on the exhibition nearer the date.
KCAP will work with URA and relevant agencies to refine the master plan and draw up detailed proposals for the Jurong Lake District over the next few months. These proposals will be exhibited in mid-2017. Following the exhibition period, URA will work with the appointed consultant to review and incorporate the feedback given on the detailed proposals where appropriate, before finalising the master plan for Jurong Lake District.