OMA, MVRDV + west 8 on shortlist for rail corridor project in singapore OMA, MVRDV + west 8 on shortlist for rail corridor project in singapore
jun 03, 2015

OMA, MVRDV + west 8 on shortlist for rail corridor project in singapore


OMA, MVRDV + west 8 on shortlist for rail corridor project in singapore
image courtesy of the urban redevelopment authority

 

 

 

OMA, MVRDV and nikken sekkei are among five teams who have been shortlisted to redevelop a 24 kilometer stretch of land in singapore – known as the ‘rail corridor‘. stretching from south to north, the site is the former location of the city-state’s train link to neighboring malaysia. the ongoing competition seeks the creation of fluid public spaces, which offer respite from the increasing density and intensity of urban living. the five shortlisted teams in no particular order are as follows:

 

lead landscape architect: west 8 (the netherlands)
lead architect: DP architects (singapore)

 

lead landscape architect: grant associates (singapore/UK)
lead architect: MVRDV (the netherlands)
local architect: architects 61 (singapore)

 

lead landscape architect: turenscape international (china)
lead architect: MKPL architects (singapore)

 

lead architect & lead landscape architect: nikken sekkei (japan)
local landscape architect: tierra design (singapore)

 

lead landscape architect: OLIN partnership (united states)
lead architect: OMA asia (hong kong)
local architect: DP architects (singapore)

 

 

the five teams chosen demonstrated a clear understanding of the design issues and considerations for the project,’ explained mr ng lang, chief executive officer of the URA and chairperson of the evaluation panel. ‘they showed originality and creativity in their approaches, but yet were sensitive to the local context and relate strongly to the planning and design goals.’

 

the shortlisted teams now have until august 21, 2015 to develop a conceptual masterplan. a public exhibition of the submissions will be held in singapore from october to november 2015, with the winning design team also announced during this period.

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