Singapore’s Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has launched a competition for a public realm masterplan for its Civic District.
The area, which includes Esplanade Park and Empress Place, is on the waterfront and includes key cultural buildings.
The tender is open to both local and international firms. Interested firms are requested to put forward preliminary ideas and proposals to strengthen the identity and character of the area through a cohesive landscape strategy; improve pedestrian connectivity; and create quality public spaces within the Civic District as part of the strategy to position it as a world-class arts and cultural hub for Singapore.
The appointed consultancy team will develop a public realm master plan as well as prepare detailed design proposals for precinct enhancements for the Empress Place and Esplanade Park areas, leading to implementation of the works on site. The professional services to be provided include services from landscaping, architectural and engineering disciplines. The expected completion date for the implementation works is the first quarter of 2015.
Interested consultant teams are invited to submit their proposals by 31 Jan 2013. These are to include details of their track record, team composition and an ideas proposal, indicating the design philosophy, approach and strategy towards the Civic District area as a whole as well as the two focus areas.
For more details, go to the GeBiz website and search for the project.