SkyOasis @ Dawson
SkyOasis @ Dawson is an urban oasis located in the heart of the Dawson estate in Singapore. The development comprises six residential blocks ranging from 26 to 45 storeys, offering a total of 1,192 residential units of 2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-room flats. It is one of the many projects unveiled under the "Housing in a Park" vision announced as part of the Remaking Our Heartland initiative for Dawson estate in 2007.
Dawson is conveniently located, with the city just minutes away. The nearby Queenstown MRT station connects residents to places across Singapore. Within the development, residents can find daily conveniences such as an eating house, a minimart, and shops. A Childcare Centre, a Family Service Centre, and a Social Service Office are also located in the development to serve the community.
Completed in 2021, SkyOasis @ Dawson is set within a significant setting, bounded by the Alexandra Canal Linear Park, Margaret Drive Road, Commonwealth Avenue, and Queenstown MRT station. Sited prominently at the start of the Linear Park that connects multiple developments along its spine, the development is sensitively designed to greet residents and visitors from afar. It also capitalises on its seamless connection with the Linear Park and its surroundings.
Nestled amidst lush greenery, SkyOasis @ Dawson allows residents to enjoy various recreational facilities, including playgrounds, adult and elderly fitness stations, a jogging track, rest shelters, and precinct pavilions, where they can bond with their neighbours. An eco-deck houses a children’s playground, children’s slide terrace, and an adventure slope for older children.
Residents can also find quiet contemplation spots at the sky terraces located at the 14th and 35th storeys of some residential blocks. The rooftop garden above the multistorey car park provides an additional venue where residents can relax and unwind. For more recreational options, residents can stroll, cycle, or rollerblade along the adjacent Alexandra Canal Linear Park.
The landscape is designed to cater to the needs of the community through a public main green spine with a commercial plaza and a curved eco deck. A more intimate setting for the residents is provided within the central green within the community garden above the multistorey car park.
The development also boasts of two precinct pavilions – one centrally located on the north side with the first precinct drop-off porch, while the other located quietly on the southern end of the site. The precinct pavilions and small pockets of spaces in the precinct also serve as ideal locations for residents to gather and interact with one another.
SkyOasis @ Dawson offers a unique living experience that blends with nature to offer residents a quality living environment. It is designed to engage in activities beyond its own precinct and offers residents a place for contemplation and a retreat from the hectic city environment.
For its innovative design, the project was accorded the HDB Design Award 2023.