Masterplan for new Singapore business district unveiled

The masterplan for Singapore’s next central business district developed by a team including Arup, KCAP, SAA Architects, S333 and Lekker has been unveiled in a public exhibition.

Jurong Lake District will be a new mixed-use business area built around the future Kuala Lumpur to Singapore high-speed rail terminus. The plans incorporate new waterways and a series of stacked horizontal landscape datum and connections that weave through the entire district to create a distinctive identity for Singapore and its vision as a ‘City in the Garden’.

The high-density urban typology maximizes vertical urban greenery within a vertical city next to the beautiful Jurong Lake Gardens and creates a streetscape network for active mobility, walkability and interactive public spaces. The integrated, sustainable urban systems maximize the streetscape by proposing to place all major transport and engineering below the city, creating layers of optimized infrastructure and a car-lite district. Existing heritage buildings,landscapes and ecosystems are respected and repurposed in a powerful dialogue with the new development.

With its strategic location, open environment and live-work-play programming, the area is expected to become “a new gateway to Singapore and…the new hub for the emerging science and innovation corridor in West Singapore”.

The masterplan is exhibited at Singapore Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) from 25 August to 31 August. From 8 September to 17 September the exhibition can be visited at The Courtyard, Westgate mall (next to Jurong East MRT station).

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