PAM and MRT Corp launches façade design ideas competition for RTS Link Bukit Chagar Station

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Kuala Lumpur, 25 November 2020 – The first prize winner of the RTS Link Station façade design ideas competition will receive a sum of RM250,000, and the design may be adopted for the future Bukit Chagar RTS Link Station of the Rapid Transit System Link (RTS Link) between Johor Bahru and Singapore. The second prize is RM65,000, the third prize RM35,000, and a total of RM30,000 for honorary mentions.

The competition is open to all registered PAM architects and will involve developing a concept façade design for the new three-storey elevated station structure. Registration can be done through the competition website by 11 December 2020. Submissions will close on 25 January 2021 and the winners will be announced in February next year.

The Bukit Chagar Station will be where passengers board RTS Link trains for a five-minute train ride to Woodlands North Station in Singapore. Construction of the project is expected to be completed in 2026.

CEO of MRT Corp, Datuk Mohd Zarif Hashim, said, “We are delighted to collaborate with PAM on this competition as we want to tap into the pool of talented architects for this exciting new station that we will be building for the RTS Link project. As the station will become a new gateway into Johor Bahru and Malaysia, it should have an iconic design to reflect the modern and confident outlook of Johor Bahru and at the same time, incorporate the essence and characteristics of the heritage of Johor Darul Ta’zim.”

PAM President, Datuk Ezumi Harzani Ismail, said, “Our architect members have a wealth of experience in a variety of projects, which include townships, housing, heritage conservation, Green buildings and more. They play an important role in contributing not just to the urban design of this country but also in designing innovative solutions to transform our way of life, including improving our transportation hubs and their experience.”

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