HDB wins awards for greening efforts

Romesh Navaratnarajah21 Nov 2016

Oasis Terraces

Designed with a series of cascading multi-coloured gardens, Oasis Terraces resembles a landscaped hill and offers views of Punggol Waterway. Source: HDB

Three housing projects by the Housing and Development Board (HDB) have been awarded certifications for excellence in landscaping and greenery.

They are Oasis Terraces in Punggol, SkyResidence @ Dawson and SkyOasis @ Dawson.

The awards, handed out by the National Parks Board under its Landscape Excellence Assessment Framework (LEAF), recognise projects that bring nature to residents’ doorstep and have greening initiatives aimed at boosting biodiversity and environmental conservation.

This is the fourth consecutive year that HDB has clinched the LEAF certification.

“In designing HDB projects, we consciously weave in greenery to provide visual respite in our urban setting. These green spaces also serve as recreational spaces for residents to enjoy, and community spaces where the kampong spirit can ignite and grow,” said HDB CEO Dr Cheong Koon Hean.

Oasis Terraces in Punggol is designed with a series of cascading multi-coloured gardens to resemble landscaped hills overlooking the Punggol Waterway. Set for completion in the first half of 2018, the project will also house rain gardens.

The two projects in Dawson, which are both slated for completion in 2020, offer a distinctive ‘housing in the park’ experience.

SkyResidence @ Dawson will have six mature Angsana trees in its central plaza, while a 500m long ‘Green Ribbon’ will connect the eight residential blocks.

Meanwhile, SkyOasis @ Dawson will have a landscaped eco deck with 3-generation playgrounds and seats with trellis and shelters, a roof garden which sits atop the commercial facilities on the second level, as well as sky gardens on the 14th and 35th storeys of the 45-storey blocks.

“I am encouraged to see HDB projects being recognised for excellence in greening and landscape, year after year. We will continue to press on with fresh ideas and bold designs to make every HDB precinct a green sanctuary for our residents,” added Dr Cheong.


Romesh Navaratnarajah, Senior Editor at PropertyGuru, edited this story. To contact him about this or other stories, email romesh@propertyguru.com.sg


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