Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant



Scope of Work

ArchitectureInterior ArchitectureLandscape ArchitectureMasterplanning


Transport and Infrastructure


Feature Project

Completed Date



Keppel Seghers Pte Ltd, Public Utilities Board (PUB)

Team Credits

Design Consultant : Tierra Design (S) Pte Ltd

Photographers: Keppel Seghers Pte Ltd & Tan Zhe Hong


2018: Yuan Ye Award (园冶国际奖), Gold Award

2021: Global Water Intelligence, Desalination Plant of the Year

2022: International Water Association, Project Innovation Award

2022: International Federation of Landscape Architects (Africa, Asia Pacific, Middle East) Awards - Flood and Water Management Category, Awards of Excellence

ABC Waters Certified (Gold)

The Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant is an important national infrastructure project that will contribute significantly to Singapore’s water self-sufficiency. The Plant utilises reverse osmosis and membrane technology to treat freshwater and seawater while managing rainwater by capturing one hundred percent of rainfall. This rainwater is recycled for the irrigation of the desalination plant's rain gardens and water garden systems. The design concept integrates recreation with infrastructure by linking Singapore’s cyclist-friendly Park Connector Network with generous, naturalistic spaces for community's activities and enjoyment. Singapore's fourth desalination plant is not just a mono-functional infrastructure, but also a place for the community.