Centred around a new high-speed rail terminal, the new district will include a variety of waterways and landscaped green spaces that will serve as key features to provide the area with its own unique identity.
With the intention to facilitate the development of the Jurong Lake District into a ‘district of the future’, KCAP’s concept will create a second central business district for the cosmopolitan city. In bolstering the planned business sector, Lakeside Gateway will serve as a connection to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital, through the planned high-speed rail system, opening commercial opportunities for both countries.
Located in Singapore’s west, the Jurong Lake District is part of “the URA’s decentralisation efforts to create new commercial activities, amenities and recreational facilities outside the Central Area of Singapore,” claims KCAP.
The winning design team will now work in conjunction with the URA to develop a more comprehensive masterplan, which will be presented to the public mid-2017 in order to receive input that will be considered before the final design phase.