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Award Winners 2013


Platinum

Reflections at Keppel Bay

Residential New Category
Reflections at Keppel Bay

Owner : Keppel Bay Pte Ltd
Architect : DCA Architects Pte Ltd

Reflections at Keppel Bay, a private residential development near Keppel Bay, have accessibility, safety and maintenance features that exemplify its user friendliness. The development’s magnificent landscape of lush gardens, pools, art works, pocket spaces complemented with levelled pathways and user friendly facilities give soothing environment for all age groups and persons of varied abilities to play, exercise and relax.

Key Features

  • Seamless interconnectivity between its blocks, and common facilities with wide accessible footpaths and ramps usable by wheel chair persons.
  • Viewing decks, planters with seats and grab bars allows elderly residents and visitors to sit and enjoy the scenic beauty of the landscape, its art work and surroundings.
  • The sky bridges with lush gardens and sculptures have ample seats, and it provides environment conducive for all age groups and persons of diverse physical abilities to enjoy the panoramic view of the Keppel bay.
  • The development has user friendly facilities such as accessible BBQ counter, fitness stations for all age groups and spacious family toilet with diaper changer, children toilet and sufficient circulation space for wheel chair persons provided in the club house.

United World College (South East Asia) at Tampines

Non-Residential New Category
United World College (South East Asia) at Tampines

Owner : JTC Corporation
Architect : P & T Consultants Pte Ltd

The United World College of South East Asia (UWCSEA) is a second-time recipient of the highest accolade in recognition of its strong commitment in putting user needs at the heart of its corporate philosophy.

Post-occupation, the BCA UD Awards 2012 Gold winner has continued to enhance the user-friendliness of its integrated campus, which houses students of ages 4 to 18. The philosophy of creating a supportive and inclusive learning environment shines through in its user-centric provisions and execution of details. Safety, accessibility and way finding are among the top priorities that the UWCSEA consistently maintains whilst creating a relaxing and conducive environment for both students and staff alike.

Key Features

  • Elevated landscape deck serves as a circulation spine that connects not only the 4 key academic blocks but also other facilities like the main plaza, playing field, respite spaces and discussion areas.
  • Way-finding facilitated through spatial planning and well-inte grated design strategies e.g. large signage, use of cultural motifs and colours to provide visual cues.
  • Careful segregation of pedestrian and vehicular traffic, including dedicated drop-off points for students of different ages, for enhanced safety.
  • Thoughtfulness extends not just to these broad gestures but also to finer details like differentiated balustrade designs to address usage by children of different ages, providing a nursing room, clinic within the school premises, two-tiered service counter, delineation of facilities catering to the physically impaired on signage, etc.

GoldPLUS

Changi Airport Terminal 1

Non-Residential Building (Refurbished) Category
Changi Airport Terminal 1

Owner : Changi Airport Group (S) Pte Ltd
Architect : Architects 61 Pte Ltd

Following an extensive refurbishment, Changi Airport Terminal 1 now features not only a rejuvenated look for but also optimized pedestrian flow at key areas to enhance the airport experience for both travellers and visitors.

Recognizing the diverse user groups the Terminal receives and evolving needs of today’s travellers, Changi Airport Group has introduced changes for greater user-friendliness and relevance to their needs.

Key Features

  • Spatial comfort is greatly enhanced through changes to the layout, introduction of wider thoroughfares, higher ceilings and improved lighting.
  • Introduction of more user-friendly facilities like better way-finding elements, comfortable restrooms, baby care areas, rental of wheelchairs and strollers, wheelchair accessible services, iChangi app for information, etc.
  • Expanded retail, F&B and leisure facilities catering to both traveller and visitors’ needs.
  • Provision of easy-to-use feedback mechanism allows users to provide real-time feedback on maintenance and operation issues for expedient follow-up.

JCube

Non-Residential Building New Category
JCube

Owner : CapitaMall Trust
Architect : RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Pte) Ltd

Home to Singapore’s first Olympic-size ice rink with a 460-seat gallery, JCube offers a unique retail, dining and entertainment experience in the suburbs. Located in the heart of the developing Jurong Lake District, it is positioned as a hip lifestyle destination targeting the young, professionals and residents living and working in Jurong Lake District.

Located strategically in the midst of a busy transportation hub, JCube has gone the extra mile by extending accessible and sheltered connections to neighbouring developments.

Key Features

  • Introduction of integrated, sheltered linkways and drop-offs as well as a 24-hour internal pedestrian link greatly enhances the pedestrian friendliness of the mall.
  • User-friendly provisions in the mall include a generous distribution of seating areas in varying settings for resting and social interaction, nursing room, family restrooms, family parking lots, etc.
  • User-centric corporate philosophy is evident from the consideration of details for safety and users’ comfort e.g. guide bars at the viewing gallery, footrests, etc, as well as its guide-dog friendly policy

Mapletree Business City

Non-Residential Building (New) Category
Mapletree Business City

Owner : Mapletree Business City Pte Ltd
Architect : RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Pte) Ltd

Conceived as more than a place for work, the incorporation of ‘play’ is evident in its thoughtful provisions of conveniences and amenities like child-centre, multipurpose hall, gym with 40m pool and restaurants.

Layering the site vertically creates spacious thoroughfare on the ground as well as an elevated landscaped deck, providing respite for the office users. The deck also provides a natural and seamless link to all buildings, including adjacent ones.

Key Features

  • Large development with generously sized public spaces for respite and extensive suite of facilities like multi-purpose hall and meeting rooms provided for the convenience of tenants.
  • Incorporation of aesthetics to facilitate way-finding through themed artwork for distinctive identification of the different lobbies and office blocks.
  • Provision of pro-family facilities like nursing rooms and childcare facilities within the office environment.

Pasir Ris Sports and Recreation Centre

Non-Residential Building New Category
Pasir Ris Sports and Recreation Centre

Owner : Singapore Sports Council
Architect : CPG Consultants Pte Ltd

The Pasir Ris Sports and Recreation Complex was developed with the vision of creating a welcoming sports facility for all to enjoy. The development is the fruit of active consultations with grassroots leaders and residents, complementing the existing public space by fostering greater community spirit through its facilities and programmes.

The Complex hosts diverse facilities including an indoor sports hall, outdoor tennis and soccer courts, swimming pool facilities (lap pool, learner and wading pools, jacuzzi), gym, dance studio and sports room while the foyer at ground level provides a sizeable multi-purpose space for ad-hoc events.

Key Features

  • Welcoming, relaxing environment that is seamless connected to the neighbouring Pasir Ris Town Park, which allows synergy and spill-over of activities.
  • Clear and intuitive way-finding with sensitive placement of tactile indicators on the floor to provide directions to the visually impaired.
  • User-friendliness and safety rank high on the priority list with thoughtful considerations made especially for the elderly, children and female patrons. Thoughtful facilities include nursing rooms, special pool showers and toilet facilities for children, accessible entry to pool via an integrated ramp, dedicated ladies’ corner in the gym, distinctive visual cues and signage for safety warning, etc.

Gold

Casa Clementi

Residential Building New Category
Casa Clementi

Owner : Housing and Development Board
Architect : Surbana International Consultants Pte Ltd

Casa Clementi is a large scale public housing development, involving the relocation of existing residents to a replacement site. The development saw rigorous user consultations with residents, grassroot leaders and other stakeholders such as the town council and relevant public agencies. Feedback received was duly incorporated into the design of the development.

Key Features

  • To mitigate the undulating terrain, a landscape deck is created to provide an expansive pedestrian network above the semi-sunken basement carpark, connecting to various communal facilities and social services. Another feature is the “Tree-top Walk”, which connects the development to adjacent existing public housing precinct.
  • Adoption of point block massing design with varied heights ameliorates high-density living environment, providing a sense of spaciousness and better way-finding.
  • Introduction of innovative ‘concept toilets’ that provide step-less access as well as facilitate easy retrofitting.

Helios Residences

Residential Building New Category
Helios Residences

Owner : Wing Tai Holdings Limited
Architect : P&T Consultants Pte Ltd

Helios Residences is a private residential development located in the prime Orchard Area. The development boasts of a comfortable living environment through its thoughtfully designed recreational spaces and lush landscaping.

Key Features

  • Unique facilities like the Treetop pool and lounge with exquisite vines veil provide equitable access to residents of all ages and abilities, including wheelchair users, older persons and children.
  • Common corridors, private lift lobbies and residential units are comfortably sized, facilitating easy manoeuvring for wheelchair users.
  • Residents enjoy maximized day-lighting and ventilation within their units as well as smart home facilities; Emergency alert systems, connected to the guard house, are installed in the master bedrooms and living rooms of residential units.

Livia

Residential Building New Category
Livia

Owner : City Developments Limited
Hong Realty (Pte) Ltd
Hong Leong Holdings Ltd
Architect : Architects 61 Pte Ltd

Livia is a large private residential development, comprising 724 units in 10 residential blocks, a basement carpark and a host of communal facilities. With lush landscaping and conscientious incorporation of areas for social interaction across the site, the living environment is attractive, conducive and perfect for communal living.

Key Features

  • Accessibility around the communal area is seamless with the generous provision of ramps and footpaths that are clearly differentiated by varying non-slip floor finishes, facilitating intuitive way-finding.
  • Seamless connectivity between development and nearby park connector achieved through the mitigation of existing sloping terrain supports residents’ healthy lifestyle activities like jogging and cycling.
  • Equitability in use features strongly in many of the communal facilities provided e.g. incorporation of ramps in swimming pools and aqua gym provides ease of access for wheelchair users and the elderly, play and fitness equipment catering to children of different age groups, adults and the elderly, etc.

My Waterway @ Punggol

Non-Residential Building New Category
My Waterway @ Punggol

Owner : Housing and Development Board
Architect : Surbana International Consultants Pte Ltd

My Waterway@Punggol is a 4.2km long waterway running along the east-west corridor of Punggol Town. It is designed to provide an integrated waterfront living experience complemented with water-based activities for the enjoyment of residents living in the vicinity.

Key Features

  • Seamless connectivity set up between facilities catering to all ages e.g. water and sand play areas, 3G fitness corner, etc, as well as between the banks via 5 thematic bridges located along the waterway.
  • Planning consideration made to ensure seamless integration with future residential developments along the Waterway.
  • While bringing people closer to the waters, safety is well-considered through the provision of concrete bollards, buffer planting and railings which are designed to complement the natural setting.

Punggol Breeze

Residential Building New Category
Punggol Breeze

Owner : Housing and Development Board
Architect : Surbana International Consultants Pte Ltd

Punggol Breeze is a public residential precinct, comprising 12 residential blocks with a multi-storey carpark, located amidst existing public housing and schools. Application of Universal Design principles is exemplified at not only the urban scale, but also at the precinct, block and unit levels.

Key Features

  • Centrally sited multi-storey carpark provides good inter-connectivity between the blocks and convenient access to social and recreational facilities.
  • Facilities provided at the communal areas cater to users of various ages, promoting multi-generational living.
  • Roof garden, which extends throughout the precinct, provides residents with views and convenient access to a pleasant, lushly landscaped respite space.

Volari

Residential Building New Category
Volari

Owner : City Developments Limited
Architect : Architects 61 Pte Ltd

Volari is a private residential development, comprising a single 12-storey residential block, a basement carpark and communal facilities. The development features sensitive integration of user-friendly features; some of which were incorporated in consultation with user experts.

Key Features

  • Seamless connectivity across the development with social and recreational facilities considerately located for all to use and enjoy.
  • Accessible ramp incorporated in the pool facilitates access by wheelchair users while braille is incorporated on signage to aid way-finding for the visually impaired.
  • Provision of family-friendly facilities e.g. 3G fitness corner, diaper changing station and child protection seat in the communal toilets, as well as elder-friendly features e.g. bath tubs installed with grab bars, seats provided at lift lobbies for waiting.

Certified

Belle Vue Residences

Residential Building New Category
Belle Vue Residences

Owner : City Developments Limited
Architect : Architects 61 Pte Ltd

Belle Vue Residences, a private residential development, showcases artful incorporation of Universal Design features that supports users of all ages and abilities. Conceived as an organic urban resort, reflective pools and intimate pockets of spaces strung by meandering pathways among the lush landscaping provide a soothing, living environment.

Key Features

  • An unobstructed vista from arrival court helps visitors find their way around the development while the clear signage and distinctive colour zoning provided in the basement carpark facilitate way-finding for drivers.

  • Thoughtfully planned pedestrian circulation facilitates safety in use for wheelchair users, older persons and children.

UD Mark (Design) Award

UD Mark | GoldPLUS (Design)

Project Category Project Team
Bedok Residences and Bedok Mall Residential (New) & Non-Residential (New)

Owner/Developer

CapitaLand and CapitaMalls Asia

Architect

DCA Architects Pte Ltd

CapitaGreen Non-Residential (New)

Owner/Developer

CapitaLand, CapitaCommercial Trust and Mitsubishi Estate Asia

Architect

RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Pte) Ltd

d’Leedon Residential (New)

Owner/Developer

CapitaLand, Hotel Properties Limited, a fund managed by Morgan Stanley Real Estate and one other shareholder

Architect

RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Pte) Ltd

H2O Residences Residential (New)

Owner/Developer

City Developments Limited

Architect

DP Architects Pte Ltd

JEM Non-Residential (New)

Owner/Developer

Lend Lease

Architect

SAA Architects Pte Ltd

The Interlace Residential (New)

Owner/Developer

CapitaLand, Hotel Properties Limited and one other shareholder

Architect

RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Pte) Ltd

Westgate Non-Residential (New)

Owner/Developer

CapitaMalls Asia, CapitaMall Trust and CapitaLand

Architect

RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Pte) Ltd

UD Mark | Gold (Design)

Project Category Project Team
NV Residences Residential (New)

Owner/Developer

City Developments Limited
Hong Realty (Pte) Ltd
Hong Leong Holdings Ltd

Architect

Architects 61 Pte Ltd

Sky Habitat Residential (New)

Owner/Developer

CapitaLand, Mitsubishi Estate Asia Pte Ltd and Shimizu Investment (Asia) Pte Ltd

Architect

DCA Architects Pte Ltd

The Nassim Residential (New)

Owner/Developer

CapitaLand

Architect

W Architects Pte Ltd

The Palette Residential (New)

Owner/Developer

City Developments Limited, Hong Realty (Pte) Ltd and Hong Leong Holdings Ltd

Architect

Architects 61 Pte Ltd

The Rainforest Residential (New)

Owner/Developer

City Developments Limited and TID Pte Ltd

Architect

ADDP Architects LLP

UD Mark | Certified (Design)

Project Category Project Team
368 Thomson Residential (New)

Owner/Developer

City Developments Limited

Architect

DP Architects Pte Ltd

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