More about the competition and exhibition

The Punggol Waterfront Housing Design competition was launched in Dec 2008 to garner fresh ideas for waterfront housing along the Punggol Waterway. The competition attracted 108 entries, including including the winning entry by group8asia and Aedas which was adopted for the first waterfront public housing parcel along the Punggol Waterway i.e. Waterway Terraces I.

The exhibition will showcase all the 108 entries received from the competition. As part of the continuity of the Remaking Our Heartland Plans for Punggol 21+, the exhibition also gives an overall update on the progress of these plans, in realizing the vision for Punggol.


Frequently Asked Questions

1.            I am interested in the competition. How do I register?

All participants are required to purchase a Competition Information Package which contains all the relevant information on the competition, as well as a unique Competition ID and password required for purpose of registration. Only architectural firms that have registered for the Competition will be allowed to participate. For more information on the purchase of the package, please refer to the section 'How to Purchase Competition Information Package?' at http://heartland.hdb.gov.sg/ReqHome.html.

 

2.            When is the deadline for registration as a participant?

The deadline for registration is on 23 Feb 2009. Please note that a unique Competition ID and password is required for purpose of registration. To obtain this unique Competition ID and password, you are required to purchase a Competition Information Package. All requests to purchase the information package online should preferably be made at least 1 week before registration closes (i.e. by 16 Feb 2009) to facilitate posting. After 16 Feb 2009, the information package can only be purchased directly from the Procurement Office at HDB Hub.

 

3.            What is the eligibility criteria for taking part in the competition?

The competition is open to all architectural firms (sole proprietorships, partnerships, or corporations) that are qualified or licensed to provide architectural services in accordance with the laws and requirements in existence in their respective place of practice.

 

4.            What is the prize money for the competition?

Up to five entries will be shortlisted from Stage One to enter into Stage Two of the Competition. Each of the short-listed participating firms / teams will receive an honorarium of SGD$50,000 for the preparation and successful completion and submission of their entry for Stage Two of the Competition.

In addition to the honoraniums, the prize monies for the winning and merit schemes for Stage Two of the Competition are:

Winner                               –             SGD$300,000
(The prize money paid to the winning Multi-Disciplinary (MD) Team shall form part of the professional fee to be paid to the appointed team, which will be 6% of the project construction cost of the development. The fee is fixed and shall not be subject to any negotiation.)

Two merit prizes              –             SGD$100,000 each.

Taxes may be deducted from the honorarium and prize monies under prevailing Singapore tax laws.

 


5.            What are the submission requirements for Stage One of the competition?

In Stage One, participants are required to submit a local master plan / urban design proposals for the Housing District in the West and the architectural concepts for the first housing parcel within the housing district. Each submission shall comprise a maximum of four A1 sheets, of which two shall be for Proposed Master Plan and / or Urban Design Concepts and two for Architectural scheme / concepts; eight sets of Design Reports; a massing model of the design proposal at 1:1000 scale showing the site context; 2 compact discs containing the electronic versions of the submission and a duly completed Stage One Submission Form.

More details on the submission requirements can be found in the Competition Information Package. For more information on the purchase of the package, please refer to the section 'How to Purchase Competition Information Package?' at http://heartland.hdb.gov.sg/ReqHome.html.

 

6.            What are the submission requirements for Stage Two of the competition?

In Stage Two, participants will be expected to advance the design concepts established in their Stage One submission into an implementable design proposal. Each submission shall comprise a maximum of twelve A1 sheets, showing plans, sections, axonometric drawings, perspectives and other key details to sufficiently illustrate the idea and feasibility of the design proposal; eight sets of Design Reports; a massing model of the design proposal at 1:250 scale showing the building form and architectural details; 2 compact discs containing the electronic versions of the submission and other submissions that may be required at this stage.

More details on the submission requirements can be found in the Competition Information Package. For more information on the purchase of the package, please refer to the section 'How to Purchase Competition Information Package?' at http://heartland.hdb.gov.sg/ReqHome.html.

 

7.            What will the overall winner of the competition be expected to deliver?

HDB will appoint the winning Multi-Disciplinary (MD) Team (who must agree to be so appointed, otherwise the team will be considered to have forfeited their title and the prize money and the Jury shall choose a new winner for the competition) to develop and implement the winning design proposal. The scope of services for the winning MD Team is set out in the Competition Information Package.

 

8.            Can I pay for the Competition Information Package online?

We regret to inform that payment cannot be made online. For more information on the purchase of the package, please refer to the section 'How to Purchase Competition Information Package?' at http://heartland.hdb.gov.sg/ReqHome.html.

 


9.            If I'm participating from overseas, what are the modes of payment and how should I do it?

Overseas participants can opt to purchase the Competition Information Package through a Bank Draft or Money Order. Interested Participants should fill in the online request form and mail the Bank Draft or Money Order, together with the printed request form, to HDB for processing. We will mail the Competition Information Package to your specified mailing address once the payment is processed. For more information on the purchase of the package, please refer to the section 'How to Purchase Competition Information Package?' at http://heartland.hdb.gov.sg/ReqHome.html.

 

10.          Can I submit multiple entries for the competition?

Yes you can. Each firm is entitled to submit up to a maximum of 3 different entries. However, each entry must be identified with a separate individual Competition ID which will come with every Competition Information Package. Firms intending to submit multiple entries should therefore purchase multiple Competition Information Packages as necessary.

 

11.          Will the competition entries be judged anonymously?

Yes. The entries will only be identified through their Competition IDs, so that judging of the entries can be conducted anonymously. All submission materials shall therefore not bear any logo, motto, or other distinguishing feature of any kind to identify the registered participating firm / team. Any non-compliant submission materials will be disqualified.

 

12.          I need clarification on some of the competition details/design requirements. How can I submit the questions?

Upon registering for the competition with your unique Competition ID and password found within the Competition Information Package, participants will be able to log in to the website to find out more information on the competition. Participants will be able to submit their questions online. The schedules for the posting of questions and release of answers are as shown below :

Stages

Singapore Date and Time

Questions and Requests for Clarification received before:

i) 12 January 2009, 12 noon

ii) 16 February 2009, 12 noon

Posting of all Answers:

19 January 2009, 12 noon  (Monday)

23 February 2009, 12 noon (Monday)

 

13.          Will there be a briefing or site visit conducted for the competition?

Yes.  A technical seminar and site visit to the Competition Area will be arranged for registered participating firms on 10 March 2009 (Tuesday). Registered participants are encouraged to attend the seminar, although attendance is not mandatory. Travel costs will be at the sole expense of the attendees. Details of the technical seminar will be made available to the registered participating firms at a later date.

 

 


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