Successful public housing has been a cornerstone of Singapore’s well planned urbanisation for over fifty years. Continual improvements to meet changing demographics, community cohesion, family needs and individual aspirations were addressed in Punggol New Town’s ambitious development plans. The two district waterside precincts were conceived as slices of nature inspired by the age-old agricultural terraced fields of South East Asia. This regional identity gave expression to the open spaces, neighbourhood greens and parks that cascade down to the water front.
The landscape is spatially presented in hexagonal courtyards and gardens. These morph into more linear terraces of parks and walkable green connectors between houses and waterways in an open generous landscape that improves access for all. Using diverse and extensive native planting in the landscape, birds are encouraged to thrive symbiotically. Through using native plant selections, this habitat creation initiates future urban ecological corridors.
Gold SLAA 2017
IFLA Honourable Mention 2019
Platinum BCA Green Mark Award 2015