Nikken Sekkei Team selected as one of 5 shortlisted teams to participate in the 2nd stage of the Singapore Rail Corridor RFP

2015.05.20

Singapore’s Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) announced Nikken Sekkei (Lead Landscape Architect & Lead Architect) with Tierra Design (Local Landscape Architect) as one of the 5 teams shortlisted to participate in Stage 2A of the Rail Corridor Request for Proposal (RFP).

Rail Corridor is a 24 km-long former railway that spans North-South of Singapore, offering an oasis and a place of relief against the increasing density and intensity of urban living. Running through homes, work places and schools, the corridor provides a massive potential in fostering social-bonding and community-building activities.

URA launched ‘Rail Corridor – An Inspired and Extraordinary Community Space’ RFP on 18 March 2015, inviting design professionals from around the globe to develop a Concept Master Plan for a new inclusive public space for all Singaporeans. 64 teams from around the globe responded to the Stage 1 Pre-Qualification from which just 5 were shortlisted.

The Stage 2A of the RFP exercise is scheduled to start from 22 May 2015. The shortlisted teams will develop their overall Concept Master Plan and Concept Proposals for the Rail Corridor, including design for the two special interest areas: Tanjong Pagar Railway Station and Choa Chu Kang housing development.

A public exhibition showcasing all submissions of participating teams is scheduled from October to November 2015, when the public will be invited to give their feedback and the winning team, or teams will be announced. The winning team(s) will then be invited to the next Stages 2B and 2C to develop a preliminary design and feasibility study.

Official announcement can be found at:
http://www.ura.gov.sg/uol/media-room/news/2015/may/pr15-26.aspx

For more information on the RFP please visit:
http://ura.sg/railrfp

Find out more about the Rail Corridor at:
http://ura.sg/railcorridor

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