Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Singapore opens green corridor contest for disused railway

  • Comment

Singapore’s Urban Redevelopment Authority has launched an international competition to regenerate a 24-kilometre stretch of disused railway

Running north-to-south across the country, the former Keretapi Tanah Melayu railway once connected Singapore’s central business district with neighbouring Malaysia.

Following its closure four years ago, the 100 hectare rail line has been gradually transformed into an informal green corridor.

The competition seeks proposals to boost pedestrian and cycle access to this emerging park and create a ‘safe and inviting public space for exploration and discovery’.

According to the brief: ‘The goal is to transform the rail corridor into an inspired community space with an extraordinary experience, a unique gift and lasting legacy for all Singaporeans.’

Five shortlisted teams will receive an honorarium of around £120,000 and be invited to draw up a concept masterplan for the entire railway.

The finalists will also compete for a new community building at Tanjong Pagar Railway Station and a 17 hectare housing development at Choa Chu Kang.

Judges include URA chair Ng Lang and Gardens by the Bay chief executive Kiat W Tan. Teams must include a lead architect and landscape architect.

The deadline for submissions is 4pm local time on 23 April.

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.