Integrated Planning for Quality Living Active and Green Living in Community Facilities
Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 8.30am – 1.00pm
Aimed at promoting active living and social interaction among the community, Kampung Admiralty (Kampung meaning “Village” in Malay) is the first development in Singapore to fully integrate housing for the elderly. This multi-agency project is developed by the Housing & Development Board in partnership with the Ministry of Health, Yishun Health Campus, National Environment Agency, National Parks Board, Land Transport Authority and Early Childhood Development Agency.
The eleven-storey complex comprises two residential blocks with about 100 flats for the elderly. Designed for seniors to lead independent and active lifestyles, the units come complete with elderly-friendly features, floor finishes, and light fittings, as well as a fully fitted kitchen.
Integrated with the residential blocks is a two-storey medical centre providing specialist outpatient care, an Active Ageing Hub co-located with a childcare centre, dining and retail outlets, as well as a 900-seat hawker centre. Together, they offer a wide range of facilities and amenities for both young and old in the community.
Beyond the facilities, Kampung Admiralty has also been designed with a variety of community spaces to encourage greater community involvement and ownership. A fully-sheltered Community Plaza on the ground level serves to bring the community together through activities, performances, and exhibitions, while at the Community Park, residents can exercise or participate in gardening activities.
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Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
Well-known as a “garden in a hospital, a hospital in a garden”, the Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) uses nature as part of its design concept.
Lush greenery and rainforest-like landscape throughout the hospital infuses the atmosphere with natural sights, sounds, and scents, drawing in biodiversity and transforming the place into a tranquil, calming space. The presence of a nearby pond completes the healing environment and energy-efficient features are installed throughout the hospital. A President Award for the Environment winner, KTPH is also the first hospital to successfully built a rooftop garden, which features more than 100 species of organic fruit trees, spices, and vegetables.
As part of the hassle-free experience for visitors and patients, the hospital places great emphasis on way-finding designs for easy navigation.