Aecom, in collaboration with architect Farrells is to design the Singapore terminus for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high speed rail after winning the contract with the Land Transport Authority.
The railway platforms are below ground, but the design will use skylights in the above-ground roof to bring natural light into the station.
“The High-Speed Rail terminus is touted as a game-changer for Jurong Lake District, envisaged as Singapore’s second Central Business District and a ‘District of the Future’ – the new station will drive international exchange and growth there,” said Farrells director Stefan Krummeck.
“The majority of the station structure is hidden below ground, so we felt it crucial to mark the station’s presence as a focal point and catalyst for the success of the district with a sculpted and elegant station hall.”
The 350km Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high speed rail line will cut journey times between Singapore to the Malaysian capital to 90 minutes.
The leaders of the two countries signed a bilateral agreement for the project’s development on 13 December 2016. The railway is expected to open by the end of 2026.