The Jurong Lake District (JLD) area in the island republic will be given a striking identity as the second CBD and as one of the places to be connected to Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur as a result of the future high speed rail (HSR) system.
The winning proposal to design JLD as Singapore’s newest business hub is a dense, commercial mixed-use concept masterplan centred around a new HSR terminal.
According to architecture website ArchDaily, the Singapore Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has selected KCAP Architects&Partners as the primary consultant to develop JLD.
The team intends to facilitate JLD’s progress as a “district of the future” and create Singapore’s second CBD.
The design team includes SAA Architects, Arup, S333 and Lekker.
The other key components of the proposal are waterways and a variety of landscaped green spaces.
KCAP said JLD located in the west of Singapore is part of URA’s decentralisation efforts to create new commercial activities, amenities and recreational facilities outside the Central Area of the island state.
The planned business sector, Lakeside Gateway, will serve to connect JLD to KL.
KCAP will showcase JLD’s comprehensive masterplan and the team’s progress to the public mid-2017 for further refinement.
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