May 17, 2017 16:58

Surbana Jurong wins awards for inclusive and age-friendly designs

Kallang Trivista BCA Universal Design (Gold Plus) Award 2017
Kallang Trivista, one of the five projects, designed by SJ’s architects which won the BCA Universal Design (Gold Plus) Award 2017

Surbana Jurong (SJ) has won five Universal Design Mark awards by Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority (BCA). The BCA named 30 winners in total for the awards this year.

The BCA Universal Design Mark is a voluntary certification scheme that gives recognition to projects that incorporate user-friendly features to build an inclusive living environment.

The award-winning projects designed by SJ’s architects from Urban Development 1 and Urban Development 2, Singapore are:

Project Name Award Received
Kallang Trivista GoldPLUS
Hougang Parkedge GoldPLUS
Ang Mo Kio Polyclinic and Senior Care Centre Gold
Capital Tower Gold
Marine Cove @ East Coast Park Gold

Goh Hui Hoon, Senior Executive Architectural Associate from Urban Development 1, shared with us some of the universal design features of Kallang Trivista, one of the public residential projects that won the BCA Universal Design Mark GoldPLUS award.

“Universal designs are about inclusivity – designs that cater to as many users as possible. Our approach when designing Kallang Trivista is to focus on the users and come up with the spaces and features they would appreciate, and the ways they would use the spaces and amenities. Kallang Trivista is a good example of how we adopt user-centric designs to enhance connectivity and quality living to residents and the community,” said Hui Hoon.

“We are very proud to have won five out of the 30 awards this year,” she added.

Last year, Surbana Jurong won two BCA Universal Design Mark GoldPLUS awards for public residential developments Acacia Breeze @ Yishun and Punggol Topaz.

The awards will be presented to the winners on 13 June.

Kallang Trivista architects
Footpaths connect the Kallang riverfront and the precinct. Riverfront amenities such as viewing decks and an open amphitheatre are located near the river. The development is pedestrian-friendly and incorporates user-centric designs within the units and in common areas
Kallang Trivista architecture
A network of sheltered footpaths provides easy access to the Kallang River
kallang trivista awards
The development is well connected within and with adjacent amenities. Every residential block is directly linked to the multi-storey car park and roof gardens via a network of sheltered link bridges
interior of kallang trivista
Studio apartments are fully furnished with elder-friendly kitchen cabinets and wardrobes. The movable cabinets are designed with a lowered height for wheelchair users and are fitted with soft-closing drawers. The bathrooms are step-free and fitted with grab bars