The master plan for Singapore’s future second CBD will see the development of the Jurong Lake District into a new mixed-use business area built around the future Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail terminus.
30 August, 2017
The Singapore Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) unveiled the master plan for Jurong Lake District on Monday 28 August. The master plan envisions the district at Singapore’s second CBD, which will be built around the future Kuala Lumpur High-Speed Rail terminus.
A team led by KCAP Architects & Planners (which includes SAA Architects, Arup, S333 and Lekker Architects) develops the design of the master plan. The team was appointed by the URA in early 2017 following an open call for proposals last year.
The current master plan, developed from the winning proposal, features a high-density mixed-use programme that incorporates new waterways and a series of stacked horizontal landscape datums and connections that weave through the entire district to create a distinct identity for Singapore and its vision as a ‘City in the Garden’.
This high-density programme maximises vertical greenery in a vertical city next to the Jurong Lake Gardens and creates a streetscape network for mobility, walkability and interactive public spaces.
All major transport and engineering systems are proposed to be built below the city to maximise the streetscape, optimise infrastructure by neatly organising them into layers, and create a car-light district.
Meanwhile, the existing heritage buildings, landscapes and ecosystems are respected and will be repurposed in a powerful dialogue with the new development.
With its strategic location, open environment and live-work-play programming, the area is envisioned to be a new gateway to Singapore. It can also be the new hub for the emerging science and innovation corridor in West Singapore.
The master plan is being exhibited at the URA until Thursday 31 August, after which it will be exhibited from 8 September to 17 September 2017 at the courtyard of Westgate Mall. During that period, members of the public will be invited to share their views.
The URA has also launched a dedicated website with in-depth information about the project.
A fly-through video of the area can be viewed below.
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