Bhubaneswar:26/9/17: Internationally famed, Singapore-based Surbana Jurong today won the prestigious bid to design the ambitious Bhubaneswar Town Centre (BTC) project, which is going to be the first such transit-oriented development (TOD) project in the country.
The innovative design for the iconic BTC project will cost over Rs 8 crores. The project is being developed by the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) on around 12 acres area. As the project site shares its location with the city’s main Railway Station within the Bhubaneswar Town Centre Smart District, both East Coast Railways and Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited will be important stakeholders to be involved and consulted throughout the course of this project implementation.
Competing with two other shortlisted major design firms of the world, the Singapore-based company won the bid with its unique blend of contemporary designs and traditional temple building architecture as the State Capital is known for its Kalingan temple building style.
The company with revenue of 1.3billion USD and presence in over 40 countries across the globe has 110 site offices internationally and is one of the powerhouses for urban infrastructure design and consultancy in the world. Jurong, as it is commonly called, has drawn up master plans for 30 nations, 50 industrial parks worldwide. Some of its major projects were HDB Hub, Singapore, Clementi Mixed Development Singapore, Fusionopolis Singapore, MKH World Malayasia, Datum Jelatek Kuala Lumpur and Kigali CBD and Nyarugenge District Master plan Rwanda.