MRT Corp Unveils Winning Design for the Johor Bahru-Singapore RTS Link Station

Johor Bahru based architect wins big

How the station could look inside (Pic courtesy of MRT Corp)

Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) unveiled the winning design for the Johor Bahru-Singapore Rapid Transit System Link (RTS Link) Project’s Bukit Chagar station.

The modern and futuristic design, dubbed “The Integration of Two”, was inspired by the historical and intertwined relationship between Johor Bahru and Singapore which had existed for centuries and will now be further enhanced with the RTS Link between Johor Bahru and Singapore.

The design was the Grand Prize winner of the PAM+MRT Corp RTS Link Station Façade Design Ideas Competition, organised jointly by MRT Corp and Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM), which ran from 23rd November 2020 till 25th January 2021.

Johor Bahru-based architect Ar.Chin Yee Chong from SM Architects Sdn Bhd submitted the winning design which allowed him to take home RM250,000.00 in prize money.

The competition was the brainchild of His Majesty the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar. His Majesty was the Patron of the competition and Chairman of the Jury Panel.

A total of 91 submissions were received and a total of 10 designs were then shortlisted for the final judging which took place on 8th February 2021.