A big congratulations to our ASD students for winning 1st Prize and 3rd Prize, of the Tertiary Category, in the ideas competition ‘Power-Up Pasir Panjang’, jointly organised last year by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and the Singapore Land Authority (SLA).
‘Power-Up Pasir Panjang’ involves transforming the Greater Southern Waterfront project converting 30km of Singapore’s southern coastline into a residential, recreation and working space.
This competition invited the public, professionals and students to re-imagine the district for the next 15 to 20 years. 79 submissions were received for different categories, and several winning proposals were selected for their originality, creativity and sensitivity to the site’s unique context.
An exhibition, opened by Minister for National Development and Second Minister for Finance, Lawrence Wong on Monday (January 13), at The URA Centre atrium, showcased proposals from the ‘Power-Up Pasir Panjang’ competition. This exhibition will be from 13 January 2020 to 7 February 2020.
1st Prize: Merging Scapes by Hendriko Teguh Sangkanparan, Nur Fadhilah Binte Nordin, Sally Tan and Lun Ci Min, SUTD
Sustainability and nature take prominence in this scheme, transforming the district into a naturecentric mixed-use precinct with residential, lifestyle and commercial functions intertwined with parks, water features and recreational facilities. The public spaces proposed thoughtfully consider both ecological restoration and how people interact with the space. To create distinctive recreational experiences, the scheme demonstrates how water could be weaved in throughout the site to revitalise and create a delightful district for all to enjoy.
3rd Prize: South Coast [P]romenade by Tan Yuan Ling Rebecca, Ng Su Wen, Dion Teo Jian Xian and Chen Rui, SUTD
The district is envisioned as a new residential district that functions as the central hub that serves the future developments in the surrounding area. This scheme presents a bold and exciting idea for a unique waterfront residential enclave that wraps around the site, screening off viaduct and existing electrical substations, while providing cleverly created points of connection. With Power Station A as a transport and community hub, and B as a learning hub for family and lifestyle activities, they serve as the focal points of regeneration, celebrating the history of the place while breathing a new life into the buildings through daily remembrance and utility.