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JLD Masterplan

JLD Masterplan

Location: Singapore
Category: Masterplanning
Completed: Unbuilt

The strategy for the Greater Jurong Lake District Masterplan was to develop a new, innovative yet vibrant and resilient second central business district for the future economy of Singapore. Adopting Landscape Urbanism principles as a design approach, the landscape masterplan shares an important dialogue with the building fabric. The Scheme aims to connect and revitalise the existing water channels and serve as a grid of interconnected ‘stepping stone habitats’ and green corridors for the movement of wildlife, while also creating an inclusive recreational network for its people. As a future model of sustainability within a green development, a car-lite philosophy and a Blue-Green network was planned to embrace an inner green belt comprising community farms, parks, cycling and pedestrian trails. To strengthen the Blue and Green network, wetlands, biotopes and urban swales lead to a green axes that enhances the social-recreational network. The Scheme was one of five teams shortlisted in an open international competition.