Group8asia Nears Completion on “Verdant Urban Oasis” in Singapore

first_imgSave this picture!Current Construction Aerial. Image © Darren SohWritten by Connor WalkerJanuary 31, 2015 Share Save this picture!Current Construction Aerial. Image © Darren SohPunggol Waterway Terraces is currently under construction. Group8asia won the competition through a competition in 2009. CompetitionInternational Competition for Singapore Public HousingAwardFirst PrizeProject NamePunggol Waterway TerracesArchitectsgroup8asiaLocationPunggol Waterway, Singapore 822313Area225000.0 sqmProject Year2015PhotographsDarren Soh, Courtesy of Group8asiaImage gallerySee allShow lessWOTHOUSE / NSW ASSelected ProjectsAD Round Up: Classics in BrickArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Punggol Waterway, Singapore 822313Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily Architecture Competitions CopyGroup8asia is nearing completion on a first-prize winning proposal that is meant to revive the concept of public housing in Singapore. The Punggol Waterway Terraces, so named for the river on which they’re set, will be a sustainable community that aims to echo the utopic exuberance of Singapore’s first housing developments in the 1970s. Arranged around central courtyards, these high-rise apartments hope to create a sleek, graceful skyline that contrasts with the verdant greenery of their landscape.Save this picture!Aerial View. Image Courtesy of Group8asiaThe masterplan for the housing development covers a site area of about 70,000 square meters, creating 1,876 residential units. Landscaping plays a large part in the development’s design; large, hexagonal voids within the structure provides garden space that can be seen and shared by the building’s community. The terracing of the buildings themselves is meant to resemble the mountainside rice fields that are so common across Asia. This design choice also allows for even more garden space on the buildings’ rooftops.Save this picture!Balcony View. Image Courtesy of Group8asiaThe housing units of Punggol Waterway Terraces are modular, allowing for residences to change alongside the needs of the family living in them. The buildings’ thin plans allow for generous views of the surrounding gardens or waterway from each of the apartments. At the same time, the building’s shape and orientation prevents unwanted solar gain from the units’ windows, and maximizes natural ventilation. “COPY”center_img Group8asia Nears Completion on “Verdant Urban Oasis” in Singapore Group8asia Nears Completion on “Verdant Urban Oasis” in SingaporeSave this articleSaveGroup8asia Nears Completion on “Verdant Urban Oasis” in Singapore ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Copy#TagsArchitecture CompetitionsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsHousingResidentialText Message HtmlCite: Connor Walker. “Group8asia Nears Completion on “Verdant Urban Oasis” in Singapore” 31 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodProfile Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel PicturaCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Stainless Steel FinishesWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityChairsSellexChair – IrinaBathroom FurnitureKaleBathroom Cabinets – ZeroMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img