SINGAPORE: The Concept Master Plan for the 24-kilometre Rail Corridor has been awarded to a design team comprising Japanese firm Nikken Sekkei and local landscape firm Tierra Design.
The Urban Redevelopment Authority on Monday (Nov 9) announced the winners of the Rail Corridor Request for Proposal (RFP) awards.
The winning Concept Master Plan is themed “Lines of Life”. It plans to create community-centric spaces and experiences throughout the length of the Corridor. The concept proposals include enhancing the natural vegetation among most stretches of the Rail Corridor to create places of respite and enrich the ‘green corridor’ experience. At the same time, activity nodes are proposed all along the Rail Corridor where the public can enjoy various activities ranging from nature-based recreation, arts and cultural events, to community activities.
“The URA from the start saw an opportunity for us to work closely with the community to develop this into a very special community space. But above that, we also see enormous opportunity for us to use the Rail Corridor to enhance land around the route in a way for us to support future growth in Singapore,” said Mr Ng Lang, URA CEO and chairperson of the RFP evaluation panel.