URA's vision for Ophir-Rochor and Bugis
With a distinctive design that seamlessly harmonises the development and its surrounding environment, the spirit of DUO is one of inclusiveness and symbiosis. A bold vision that helps bring to life the Urban Redevelopment Authority's (URA) plan for a vibrant mixed-use cluster within the Ophir-Rochor corridor to complement the Marina Bay and Raffles Place business districts.
The URA has also earmarked this corridor to be a strategic transit hub for roadways and underground mass rapid transit systems (MRT) by upgrading the Bugis MRT Station to an interchange station to serve the existing East-West line and upcoming Downtown line. The Ophir-Rochor corridor also hosts the active arts, cultural, entertainment, and educational hub of Bugis and the historic district of Kampong Glam.
Embracing this vision is Ole Scheeren’s iconic design. DUO not only redefines the city skyline, but its courtyard and plazas hosts a variety of pedestrian oriented activities for its community as the civic nexus of Bugis – a throwback to the heydays of this charming and eclectic district where a vibrant community once gathered in similar enclaves.