Asia-Pacific May 30, 2016
SINGAPORE: Thirty public housing projects have won 33 awards for their environmentally friendly and inclusive living environments, with the Yuhua estate receiving the top award for sustainable design.
The Greenprint programme in Yuhua was awarded the Building and Construction Authority’s (BCA) Green Mark Platinum Award, the highest accolade for the BCA-Green Mark scheme.
Under the pilot program, which was launched in 2012 and completed last year, a host of green features were added to the mature estate. These include an automated waste conveyance system, green roofs and vertical greenery.
Seven other Housing and Development Board (HDB) projects received the Green Mark GoldPLUS award. These include upcoming BTO project The Verandah@Matilda and Kampung Admiralty, an integrated development and one-stop community hub.
TOP AWARD FOR INCLUSIVE DESIGN
SkyVille@Dawson was one of the winners of the top award for inclusive design, the BCA Universal Design Mark Award, which was revealed earlier this month. It was also the first public housing project to do so.
The SkyVille@Dawson project
Located along Dawson Road in Queenstown, SkyVille@Dawson was noted for its efforts at promoting community bonding through the building of a rooftop garden, as well as wide open spaces for families to relax in. Ramps have also been incorporated around the estate for people with disabilities and older people, while the flats have large light switches that are easy to reach.
Three other HDB projects received the GoldPLUS award for Universal Design – the Acacia Breeze@Yishun, Punggol Topaz and Senja Parc View.
HDB also received four Construction Excellence Awards, three Construction Productivity Awards, and one Design & Engineering Safety Excellence Award for its developments.