London-based Serie Architects, in collaboration with Multiply Architects of Singapore, has unveiled its winning design for a Neighbourhood Centre and Polyclinic in Punggol, Singapore. Called Oasis Terrace, the project will become the new center for public amenities for Singapore’s Housing & Development Board in Punggol.
The design spans 27,400 square meters, of which 9,400 square meters will be comprised of healthcare facilities, while the rest will include “communal gardens, play spaces, gyms, retail spaces, dining, [and] learning spaces,” all of which is expected to come together into “a new generation of integrated development.”
Through its many communal aspects, it is hoped that the project encourages community, particularly in relation to the site’s landscape. For example, a central community plaza “framed by a series of lush garden terraces sloping towards the waterway” will not only play an aesthetic role in the site, but will also build community through its status as a “horticultural project” for residents to maintain.
The entire project will be connected through green ramps and terraces, framed by shops, cafés, food courts, educational centers, and polyclinic rooms.
With its open frame and concept, “the architecture is characterized by a sense of lightness and openness allowing daylight and breezes to permeate the building. Wide, sky-lit north-south and east-wet thoroughfares closely connect the Centre to the surrounding neighborhood and naturally divide it into the polyclinic and commercial center” areas.
News via Serie Architects.