Rail Corridor contest: Journey of Possibilities

The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has organised a contest to gather creative and exciting ideas to address key challenges for the Rail Corridor. The contest is titled Journey of Possibilities,  and runs from runs from 30 November 2011 to 9 March 2012. More details here.

Overview

The return of the railway land on 1 July 2011 to the Singapore Government not only marks a significant milestone in Singapore’s history, it also presents an unprecedented opportunity for the public to come together to collectively envision the future use of the Rail Corridor.

The Rail Corridor has the potential to be turned into a signature public space and extraordinary trail that spans the length of the country from north to south that all can enjoy.

The rediscovery of the Rail Corridor has been marked by widespread public interest. From the feedback we have received, it is clear that there are many more who would like to make tangible contributions towards the envisioning of the Rail Corridor’s future.

“Journey of Possibilities” presents a window of opportunity for all to participate. The Competition runs from 30 November 2011 to 9 March 2012, and participants may submit ideas in the “Open” or “Youth Challenge” categories.

Objectives

“Journey of Possibilities” (comprising the “Open” and “Youth Challenge” categories) hopes to draw innovative and fresh new ideas from the public in addressing some of the key challenges and issues in planning for the future use of the Rail Corridor.

We welcome participants to be bold and creative to envision “possibilities” for transforming the Rail Corridor into a truly extraordinary trail with multiple landscapes and experiences to be enjoyed by all.

Useful ideas and concepts from the competition may be distilled into design principles and the brief for the Rail Corridor Design Competition that is being considered currently.

The Challenge

In the “Open” category, we invite participants to develop visionary and compelling ideas for the Rail Corridor in response to five key issues which have been identified over the course of the extensive public engagement process.

We also welcome young participants (secondary 1-5 students) to come up with exciting new ideas for the Rail Corridor. See the “Youth Challenge” category for more information.

Image taken from slmka

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