SINGAPORE - Six teams have been shortlisted to participate in the second stage of the tender to design the upcoming Jurong Lake Gardens (JLG) due to the "high quality submissions" received for the project, said the National Parks Board (NParks).
They will undertake the concept design for JLG Central and East, and will also develop ideas to integrate the gardens with the concept design of JLG West and the surrounding area, the NParks said on Wednesday (June 22).
Billed as Singapore's new national gardens in the heartlands, the 90ha JLG comprises JLG West, East and Central.
JLG West has been renamed from Jurong Lake Park. JLG Central takes in the Chinese and Japanese Gardens while JLG East consists of the promenade fronting the new Science Centre and the northern part of Jurong Lake.
It is envisioned to be a "people's garden", where specially landscaped spaces encourage families and the community to come together.
NParks revealed that the tender for design consultancy services, which comprises a two-stage selection process, attracted high quality submissions when an Expression an Interest was called on March 7.
Interested consultants had until May 4 to submit their proposals, with NParks receiving 31 submissions.
There was a good mix of both local and international firms.
The second stage of the tender will also see the shortlisted teams develop the overall masterplan for JLG.
NParks said the appointed team will be announced at the end of this year.
It will also showcase the proposed masterplan and concept design for JLG Central and East then, when the public will be invited to share their feedback and suggestions.
The development of JLG Central and East will be progressively completed starting from 2020.