Singapore : Upcoming designs for Jurong Lake Gardens

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The National Parks Boards (NParks) invites consultants to design the Jurong Lake Gardens (JLG), a 90 hectare eco-friendly garden in the heart of the city-state. The upcoming Jurong Lake Gardens (JLG) will be a community garden enriched with biodiversity and designed with sustainable features such as water-saving measures.

According to NParks, Jurong Lake Garden will be home to unique native coastal plants along with different breed of birds and butterflies. The garden will be a vital green infrastructure that can help reduce urban heat island effect, as well as improve water and air quality. The garden’s design is equipped with a variety of sustainable features ranging from water saving systems to minimize energy usage, the use of recycled and renewable materials, but also, the construction of green buildings.

The new Science Centre, soon to be located next to Chinese Garden MRT station, will be built for its educational programmes that feature natural sciences, biodiversity and water sustainability efforts and technologies.

Proposals are to be submitted to NParks by April 25, 2016 for consultants interested in designing JLG. NParks will then evaluate the proposals and shortlist five firms to participate in the second stage in June 2016. The winner is expected to be announced in Q4 of 2016.

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