NParks seeks design ideas for Jurong Lake Gardens
Singapore’s National Parks Board (NParks) is inviting consultancies to take part in the concept design plan for Jurong Lake Gardens (JLG) Central and East.
A key requirement is that the ideas must integrate well with the design guidelines for JLG West and the surrounding area.
JLG West is the new name for Jurong Lake Park. JLG Central consists of the Chinese and Japanese Gardens, while JLG East comprises a five-metre wide promenade fronting the new Science Centre and the northern part of Jurong Lake.
The Science Centre will be relocated next to the Chinese Garden MRT station, and will come with green roofs and landscape terraces.
The entire development must complement the existing Jurong Gateway area, the commercial hub of Jurong Lake District. The design must also incorporate green features, through the use of water and energy efficient practices, and recycled and renewable materials.
Another consideration for the appointed consultant will be to take into account the suggestions gathered by NParks in May 2015.
“Common suggestions included preserving the tranquillity of the area, retaining existing nature and biodiversity hotspots, provision of ample basic amenities, accessibility for elderly and the handicapped, affordable food and beverage options, and careful traffic planning to mitigate potential road congestion,” said the agency.
Interested consultants must submit their proposals by 25 April. Five firms will be selected for the second and final stage of the tender in June, with the winner to be announced at the end of this year.
Construction of JLG West will commence in April and is expected to be finished by 2018, while JLG Central and East will be progressively completed from 2020 onwards.
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