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Two teams awarded design proposals for Rail Corridor

Monday, November 9, 2015 - 18:20

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A Rail Corridor For All.

The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) announced today the Rail Corridor Request for Proposal awards, and launched an exhibition of the awarded proposals where the public can give feedback.

The Rail Corridor was land previously used by Malaysia's Keretapi Tanah Melayu or KTM railway. The land was returned to Singapore in 2011. The 24-kilometre track runs from Woodlands to Tanjong Pagar.

Japanese design firm Nikken Sekkei Ltd and local landscape firm Tierra Design were awarded the Concept Master Plan. Their design proposal was able to strengthen the Rail Corridor's identity, connectivity, landscape and heritage, while providing a more inclusive and vibrant public space.

The Concept Designs for an urban-green-blue tapestry at Choa Chu Kang was awarded to Singapore's MKPL Architects and China's Turenscape International. The team proposed transforming a stretch of the Rail Corridor into a linear forest, as well as building housing located near it.

MKPL Architects and Turenscape were also awarded the Concept Designs for the adaptive reuse of the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station. The team proposed creating an additional entrance and exit for the future Circle Line Cantonment Station which will be linked to the former Railway Station.

The exhibition is now on at the URA Centre Atrium, till Nov 28. The public are encouraged to give their feedback to the design proposals.

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