URA invites consultants to improve Civic District’s ‘identity’

Come 2015, the Civic District will sport a refreshed look with the opening of revamped public buildings such as The National Art Gallery, Victoria Theatre and Victoria Concert Hall. To strengthen the identity and attractiveness of the Civic District as a world-class arts and cultural hub for Singapore, the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) will be inviting consultants to participate in designing the public realm in the Civic District.

The main focus of the consultancy is to conceptualise and improve pedestrian connectivity and public spaces in the Civic District through landscaping works. The consultant team will be tasked to propose ways to improve connectivity to adjacent precincts, such as Fort Canning Park and Bras Basah, Bugis, as well as to the nearby City Hall MRT Station and the Marina Bay waterfront.

Green spaces such as parks and open plazas have become popular venues for community activities and outdoor arts and cultural events. Such spaces not only enhance and enrich community life, but add more vibrancy to our city. We are also inviting ideas to enhance the open spaces in Empress Place and Esplanade Park to boost the overall attraction of the precinct as an arts and cultural destination.

Both local and international firms are invited to participate in this project. Interested consultant teams are invited to submit their proposals by 31 Jan 2013. The expected completion date for the project is the first quarter of 2015.

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