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Help revamp Changi Point and Old Changi Hospital with Charmingly Changi competition

The public can suggest ways to make Changi Point and Old Changi Hospital more attractive while retaining its rustic charm.

Stacey Tay
Stacey Tay

When she’s not writing articles, you’ll find her at home using her sewing machine.


Published: 16 April 2021, 4:48 PM

On Thursday (Apr 15), The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) and Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) launched a competition for ideas to enhance Changi Point and Old Changi Hospital.

Titled Charmingly Changi, the competition aims to upgrade Changi Point’s attractiveness while retaining its rustic charm, tranquility and rich history. 

Participants are advised to propose ideas to repurpose the existing infrastructure in the area. These ideas should help strengthen the connectivity to the coastline and improve the area’s accessibility.

The area of for the competition is approximately 42ha within Changi Point, bounded by Loyang Avenue and Changi Air Base (West) to the south and Changi Golf club to the east.

 

The URA and SLA hope to receive fresh ideas that will enhance Changi Point’s attractiveness. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/SITOH SHANICE

 

For the first challenge, “Concept Master Plan for Changi Point”, participants need to conceptualise a master plan that shows how Changi Point can be enhanced. 

The master plan should include a strategy to differentiate Changi Point from other recreational sites.It should also highlight innovative concepts to reuse the buildings, and make them more accessible and inclusive for community spaces.  

The second challenge, “Repurposing of Old Changi Hospital”, involves suggesting ways to refurbish Changi Hospital’s interior while keeping the building’s overall infrastructure. 

Participants can contribute to either one or both challenges in a team or individually. Those studying in design-related fields in tertiary education are eligible for the Tertiary category, while those from other backgrounds are eligible for the Open category. 

The judging panel of the contest consists of representatives from the public and private sectors in various related disciplines. 

The three winners of the Open category will receive $6,000, $4,000 and $2,000, while those from the Tertiary category will receive $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000.

Interested participants can find out more and sign up for the competition here. Submissions for the competition will close on Jun 9.


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