Photographer: Régis Golay

Punggol Waterway Terasses by G8A Architecture & Urban Planning | Apartment blocks ×

Photographer: Régis Golay

Punggol Waterway Terasses by G8A Architecture & Urban Planning | Apartment blocks ×

Photographer: Régis Golay

Punggol Waterway Terasses by G8A Architecture & Urban Planning | Apartment blocks ×

Located in the north east of Singapore, Punggol Waterway Terraces I and II are conceived as a slice of nature nestled within the urban fabric of Singapore. Set along the banks of the Punggol Waterway and covering an approximate site area of 70’000m2, the design concept for this 1’876 units public housing development was inspired by the terraced rice fields of Asia, giving the project a unique identity and transforming it into an icon. One of the key features of the design is the spatial connection between the landscape areas in the hexagonal void courtyards and the residential blocks.

The stepped terraces enable the scale of the residential blocks to adapt to different urban conditions, creating different dimensions from different points of view. From the Waterway, they adopt a more pedestrian scale and are perceived as multiple terraces.

From Punggol Central, they are high rise towers. Finally, from the void between the wings, it is a building with open courtyards.

The modularity of the dwelling units provides vast choices of use and modification in relation with the evolution of the family unit. The dwelling units are also designed to maximise the key views of the site. All the living spaces take advantage views towards the waterway, the jungle courtyards or the palm gardens. Sustainability is a primary focus with the goal of establishing the Punggol Waterway Terraces icon as one of Singapore’s greenest buildings. The shape and orientation of the building, as well as the building openings and shading features, exploit the natural air movement and sun path to optimise natural ventilation and lighting while minimising heat absorption.

The Housing and Development Board (HDB)

G8A Architecture & Urban Planning
Concept team: Manuel Der Hagopian, Grégoire Du Pasquier, Adrien Besson, Anne Luyet, Nicolas Moser, Laurence Savy, Nguyen Kien, Guillaume Desormeaux, Vu Hoang Ha
Project Team: Carlo Montoya, Armand Devillard, Duong Bao Trung, Nguyen Duy Tan, Le Hai Anh, Nguyen Viet Hung, Dam Van Tam, Vu Thu Nga, Vu Ngoc Tu, Vu Dong Thanh,
Ngo Trong Anh Phan Thi Bich Lien, Nguyen Phuong Chi, Bui Le Minh, Nguyen Trung Thanh, Florence Thonney, Do Dang Tuat, Nguyen Duc Cuong, Le Quang, Thomas Sponti
Local Architect: Aedas Pte Ltd, Singapore

Civil & Structure Engineering: Beca Carter Holling & Ferner (SE asia) Pte Ltd, Singapore
Quantity Surveying: Davis Langdon & Seah Singapore Pte Ltd, Singapore
Landscape: ICN Design International Pte Ltd, Singapore

Photographer: Régis Golay

Punggol Waterway Terasses by G8A Architecture & Urban Planning | Apartment blocks ×

Photographer: Régis Golay

Punggol Waterway Terasses by G8A Architecture & Urban Planning | Apartment blocks ×

Photographer: Régis Golay

Punggol Waterway Terasses by G8A Architecture & Urban Planning | Apartment blocks ×

Photographer: Régis Golay

Punggol Waterway Terasses by G8A Architecture & Urban Planning | Apartment blocks ×