Toa Payoh Integrated Development seeks to set benchmark for Asia

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Sport Singapore has teamed up with MKPL Architects and Populous to give the first glimpse at plans for Toa Payoh Integrated Development, a major community sports and entertainment precinct.

Located in Toa Payoh, a town 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 a team led by locally-based MKPL in collaboration with Populous.

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. 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.

The new stadium aims to be an inclusive facility that is well integrated into the overall development. It is being designed to be capable of hosting international events with its FIFA compliant pitch, along with offering extensive player and officials facilities.

Toa Payoh Integrated Development is envisioned to 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: “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.”

Toa Payoh Integrated Development’s multi-disciplinary team is 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

With preliminary designs being unveiled, residents of Toa Payoh can expect to use the facilities when the project is completed by 2030.