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Announcing Punggol Waterway Competition Results

The remaking plans for Punggol are fast shaping up. Minister for National Development, Mr Mah Bow Tan, today unveiled the results of the Punggol Waterway Landscape Masterplan Design Competition. Launched on 21 May 2008, it attracted 11 entries from local architectural firms.

The winning entry comes from
Surbana International Consultants Pte Ltd and Sen Inc. Their winning design plays up the history and heritage of Punggol, while incorporating new and different experiences from water curtains to vertical greening and alfresco dining. The merit prizes go to Arc Studio Architecture + Urbanism, and Co-Design Architects. More on the winning design can be found in Annex 1.

Today also marks the launch of the 2-Stage Housing Design Competition for the first public housing parcel fronting the waterway, which is located within the housing district to the west of Punggol Town Centre. This marks another important milestone in the remaking plans for Punggol to be a “Waterfront Town of the 21st Century". The competition aims to generate innovative designs and concepts for public housing along the waterway to capitalise on the views of the waterway and explore different environmentally sustainable features. For the second stage of the competition, the top five short-listed participants will develop the design concepts with full architectural designs and solutions. The winner of this housing competition will be appointed as the consultant team to implement the first waterfront public housing parcel. The winning design will set the benchmark for the rest of the developments along the 4.2 km waterway. Annex 2 details the competition objectives of the housing design competition.

Mr Mah said that, “The Remaking Our Heartland plans for Punggol are well on-track. By engaging a wider audience through the waterway and housing competitions, residents in Punggol can start to look forward to an exciting and new living environment in the near future. We are also moving forward in our plans to build up critical mass in Punggol, and HDB has plans to offer about 3,000 units annually for sale, subject to demand.”

Members of the public are invited to view the exhibition on the waterway and housing design competition at the Sales Display Area at HDB Hub from 12 to 21 December 2008.

Press Release issued by:
Issued by: Housing & Development Board
Date: 12 December 2008

As reported in SGPressCenter.

Read also:
1 Punggol Waterway Winning Design
2 Punggol Waterfront Housing Design Competition


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