Northshore StraitsView sets a new benchmark for public housing design that features an inviting design and a resort living ambience.
Lining the picturesque Punggol Northshore seafront and along Northshore Drive in Singapore is Northshore StraitsView. Completed in December 2021, Northshore StraitsView consists of five residential blocks which are stepped back from the seafront promenade and carefully angled to optimise views for the units.
Surbana Jurong architects took inspiration from Chinese paintings for the architecture design, emulating a backdrop of undulating mountains embracing an urban oasis fronting the sea. The design takes advantage of the terrain by layering environmental decks over a central integrated sunken carpark. The voluminous carpark is hidden from view along the promenade, without compromising proximity of the residential units to the carpark. A second storey elevated pedestrian network provides residents with seamless access and connection to all public amenities across the precinct and beyond.
Roof gardens atop the stepped blocks and a central sky terrace frame the breathtaking panorama for its residents to enjoy. There is a variety of outdoor facilities and gathering spaces such as children’s playground, adult and elderly fitness stations and resting shelters that residents can easily access to bond as a community.
To encourage residents to adopt a smart and eco-friendly lifestyle, Northshore StraitsView is designed with several eco-friendly features. These include separate chutes for recyclable waste and eco-pedestals in bathrooms to encourage water conservation. Bicycle stands are put in place below the blocks to encourage cycling as an environmentally friendly mode of transport. Smart lighting is installed to provide on-demand lighting to reduce energy consumption while meeting the needs of the residents.
Layouts of the units in each block are designed to optimise views of the sea from each unit. Units are also oriented to avoid direct west facing and maintain low heat gain. All flats have universal design features such as wider corridors and ramps instead of steps to facilitate ageing in place.
For its innovative design, the project was conferred the HDB Design Award 2022, under the completed project (housing) category. Surbana Jurong Group is the multidisciplinary consultant for the architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, project management and quantity survey for Northshore StraitsView.