Group8asia wins Punggol Waterfront Housing Design Competition

Architecture firm Group8asia, in partnership with Aedas, was on Wednesday declared winner of the Punggol Waterfront Housing Design Competition.

Residents can look forward to resort-style housing, which will set the benchmark for the rest of the developments along the 4.2-kilometre waterway.

Announcing this at an HDB awards ceremony, National Development Minister Mah Bow Tan said its distinctive sky terrace concept will create quality public spaces along the waterway for the community, keeping the ‘kampung spirit’ alive.

It offers residents an eco-friendly housing experience by the waterway.

Mr Mah also said the construction cost, as well as its maintenance, will be within the benchmarks set for public housing.

The winner was picked through a two-stage competition, which tapped on the private sector’s expertise to generate exciting housing design forms to realise the theme of ‘Green Living by the Waters’.

The development, comprising 1,200 units, is scheduled for launch in the middle of next year.

Source : Channel NewsAsia – 11 Nov 2009

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