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FIVE teams, consisting of architects and designers from Singapore, the Netherlands, Japan, China, the United Kingdom and the United States, were shortlisted to participate in the second stage of the Rail Corridor Request for Proposal (RFP).
A total of 64 teams responded with their submissions in the Stage 1 Pre-Qualification exercise that closed on April 15. The teams comprise local and international landscape and architectural firms, including tie-ups between local and international firms.
The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) also announced further details of the requirements in Stage 2, including a feasibility study and preliminary design for a four kilometre-long signature stretch to be undertaken by the successful team of the Concept Master Plan.
Said Ng Lang, chief executive officer of the URA and chairman of the evaluation panel: "We want to thank all participating teams for the tremendous effort put into their submissions.
"The quality, diversity and creativity of the participating teams and their proposals are very impressive ... Collectively, they have enriched our journey to make the Rail Corridor an extraordinary and inclusive space for the community."