Punggol Neighbourhood and Polyclinic / Serie Architects + Multiply Architects

Punggol Neighbourhood and Polyclinic / Serie Architects + Multiply Architects

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Singapore, Singapore
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Multiply Architects, Serie Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    27000.0 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
  • Design Architect

    Serie Architects
  • Photographs

  • Executive Architect

    Multiply Architects LLP
  • Civil and Structural Engineering

    KTP Consultants Pte. Ltd.
  • Mechanical and Electrical Engineering

    Bescon Consulting Engineers Pte.
  • Quantity Surveying

    Northcroft Lim Consultants Pte. Ltd.
  • Fire Engineering

    C2D Solutions Pte. Ltd.
  • Façade

    Aurecon Singapore Pte. Ltd.
  • Landscape

    WNE Integrated Design Pte. Ltd.
  • ABC

    Netatech Pte. Ltd.
  • Greenmark

    Afogreen Build Pte. Ltd.
  • Acoustic and Audio Visual

    Alpha Acoustics Engineering Pte. Ltd.
  • Lighting

    Light Cibles Pte. Ltd.
  • Interior Design

    Multiply Interiors Pte. Ltd.
  • Medical Planning

    DP Healthcare Pte. Ltd.
  • Project Management

    SIPM Consultants Pte. Ltd.
  • Main Contractor

    Rich Construction Company Pte. Ltd.
  • Piling Contractor

    Keat Seng Piling Pte. Ltd.
  • Instrumentation Contractor

    Geo Application Engineers
  • Client

    Singapore Housing & Development Board
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Text description provided by the architects. Serie Architects working in collaboration with Multiply Architects has completed Oasis Terraces, the new Punggol Neighbourhood Centre and Polyclinic in Singapore.

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Oasis Terrace is a new generation of community centres developed by Singapore’s Housing and Development Board to serve its public housing neighbourhoods. It comprises communal facilities, shopping, amenities and a government polyclinic.

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Serie Architects' design utilises a series of lush garden terraces that slope towards the waterway as one of the key elements to generate communal activities. These lush gardens act as communal spaces, children’s playgrounds and a natural amphitheatre.

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The roof is also heavily landscaped and features planting beds for urban farming. The gardens play more than just an aesthetic role in the community; they are a collective horticultural project. By bringing residents together to plant, maintain and enjoy them, the gardens help nourish community bonds.

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Overlooking the communal gardens on platforms are rooms and outdoor areas for communal dining, restaurants, education centres, and polyclinic services. These spaces are directly connected to the terraced garden, allowing dining activities to spill out into these areas. Likewise, the waiting areas of the polyclinic enjoy views of the garden terraces and waterways.  

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A large sheltered plaza fronting the waterways creates the vibrant heart for the community. This plaza will be used for a wide range of communal activities and events and sits at the crossing point of the east-west and north-south thoroughfares of the site. All circulation through the site and from the adjacent Oasis LRT station culminates at the plaza.

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Every visible elevation of the building is covered with lush plating. Together with the veranda spaces that wrap around the restaurants and polyclinic, the plants act as an environmental filter between the exterior and interior spaces. The architecture is also characterised by a sense of lightness and openness allowing daylight and breezes to permeate the building, promoting the use of natural ventilation.

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Christopher Lee, Principal of Serie Architects: 'Our design is informed by the open frames commonly found in the facades and corridors of HDB's housing blocks of the 70s and 80s. We've transformed this precedent into a light and open frame that captures and accommodates diverse programmes for the community in a landscape setting — it is an architectural framework for communal life to unfold'.

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Cite: "Punggol Neighbourhood and Polyclinic / Serie Architects + Multiply Architects" 11 Jan 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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