Potential development of the Underground Science City in rock caverns at kent ridge in Singapore

C. Nelson, L. Petersen, J. Carmody, C. Pound, J. Zhao, J. G. Cai, K. W. Lee

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The feasibility of developing the Underground Science City below the Kent Ridge Park has been investigated. The primary aim of the study has been to explore the possibility of creating underground space to house a new community of research laboratories and offices. The investigation represents the first such study undertaken in Singapore for a non-military underground facility. The paper describes the geology of the Underground Science City site and illustrates the layout and plan of the Underground Science City. The geology and rock mass below the Kent Ridge Park is generally favorable for the development of an underground cavern complex. Underground Science City can be potentially developed housed in a cavern complex. Several potential development schemes are studied; with various combination of deep/shallow mined caverns of different span sizes and access options. The preferred scheme is shallow, mined room- and-pillar caverns with large spans and shaft accesses at both existing surface Science Park 1 and Science Park 2. The scheme can be potentially expanded laterally to create more underground space for new Underground Science Cities at Kent Ridge area.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event2001 Proceedings; Rapid Excavation and Tunelling Conference - Littleton, United States of America
Duration: 1 Jan 2001 → …


Conference2001 Proceedings; Rapid Excavation and Tunelling Conference
CountryUnited States of America
Period1/01/01 → …

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