- March 24, 2023
- Posted by: SportsV
- Categories: Featured Articles, Features, Home News, Industry News, News, Press Releases
Populous has announced the preliminary designs for a major community sports and entertainment precinct, Toa Payoh Integrated Development, which have been revealed to the public for the first time by Sport Singapore (SportSG).
Located in the central region of Singapore, the 12-hectare site is an existing heritage and sports park that has been reimagined and designed as an integrated development by Populous in collaboration with MKPL Architects.
Seen as an extension of Toa Payoh Town Centre, the project will comprise a regional sport centre, a regional town park, a library and a polyclinic.
Toa Payoh Integrated Development will become a lifestyle destination with ample community spaces, giving residents health, wellness and learning experiences, while preserving the heritage and greenery in a connective landscape.
Populous Senior Principal Andrew Tulen said it was a great honour to be part of a collaborative team working on an important project in terms of lifestyle, health and wellbeing and the place it plays in the community. He added:
The mix of programme and the connectivity of the site to the residents of Toa Payoh, represents a forward thinking and sustainable design model that should be a benchmark for future integrated developments in Asia.
In terms of sports facilities, the new regional sport centre will include a new football stadium with increased seating capacity, badminton courts, sheltered competition and training pools, outdoor leisure pools, a community gym, with fitness studios, sheltered tennis courts, sheltered futsal courts and a jogging trail.
ALSD International 2023 is being hosted at Man City’s Etihad Stadium October 9-10th, where optimising revenue through New Builds, Renovations & Service Expansions takes centre-stage. Populous was a Presenting Partner Sponsor for ALSD International 2022.
The new stadium aims to be an inclusive facility that is well integrated into the overall development and will be capable of hosting international events with its FIFA compliant pitch and extensive player and official’s facilities.
The Toa Payoh Integrated Development is a collaborative design effort with the multi-disciplinary team led by MKPL Architects with consultants including:
- Populous as sports architect and wayfinding designer
- ARUP as civil and structural engineer, acoustic, security, façade, noise, and AV and multimedia consultant
- WSP as mechanical and electrical engineer
- STX Landscape Architects as landscape architect
- AECOM as quantity surveyor
- Ramboll (Web Earth) as environmental sustainability consultant
- PH Consulting as Design for Safety consultant
- Nipek as lighting consultant
- Dr Yeo Kang Shua as heritage consultant
- Knight Frank as market research consultant
- Australian Centre for Value Management (ACVM) as value management consultant
- Ramboll (Vertix) as traffic consultant
Residents of Toa Payoh can expect to use these facilities when the project is completed by 2030.
Source & imagery, courtesy: Populous
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