URA appoints team led by KCAP Architects&Planners as consultant for Jurong Lake District

THE Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has appointed a team led by KCAP Architects&Planners as consultant to develop the detailed master plan for Jurong Lake District.

URA said on Wednesday that 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 exercise.

"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."

URA added that the evaluation panel members were impressed with the proposed urban typology that integrates with the green setting beside Jurong Lake, which at the same time places emphasis on creating active, walkable streets and interactive public spaces.

The team will work with URA and relevant agencies to refine the master plan and draw up detailed proposals for Jurong Lake District over the next few months. These proposals will be exhibited in mid-2017.

Members of the public are encouraged to give their feedback on the detailed proposals during the exhibition period, following which URA will work with the KCAP team to review and incorporate the feedback where appropriate, before finalising the master plan for Jurong Lake District

The latter was first identified as a key growth area in Master Plan 2008. URA said: "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."

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