Cool and connected spaces for thriving communities

Eastlink plan
Eastlink plan

Eastlink I & II @ Canberra’s design theme of connectivity is exemplified in a network of elevated pedestrian linkways that connect commercial and community facilities with public housing.

Successful designs for housing must ultimately create sustainable and liveable spaces where communities can thrive. It is a principle the Surbana Jurong Group holds fast and for which we have been recognized with three HDB Design Awards in 2020 and 2021. The HDB Design Awards are given for projects with innovative quality design and refreshing concepts that challenge and elevate the perception of public housing.

SAA Architects, a member of Surbana Jurong Group, has been conferred The HDB Design Award 2021 for EastLink I & II @ Canberra and Neighbourhood Centre, in recognition of SAA Architects’ design excellence. 

Building the community was a key consideration for EastLink I & II @ Canberra. SAA Architects sought to encourage active mobility amongst residents by connecting the project with Canberra MRT Station at the nexus. Its network of pedestrian linkways connects the entire development, which comprises public housing blocks, and Canberra Plaza, a new-generation three-story neighborhood center that integrates commercial and community facilities with public housing. Sustainable landscaping at EastLink I & II @ Canberra absorbs heat, shields residents from the sun and cools surfaces.

Punggol Point Cove

Punggol Point Cove seeks to maximize its seafront assets. Its 11 residential blocks with staggered heights provide a commanding view of the sea. (Below) Lush tropical greenery at Common Green at Matilda Edge

Common Green@Mathilda Edge

SAA Architects joins the ranks of other architects in Surbana Jurong who have won HDB Design Awards in previous years. Common Green at Matilda Edge won a design award in 2020. Punggol Point Cove won the HDB Innovative Design Award the same year.

Punggol Point Cove takes advantage of the windy seafront along the eastern shoreline of Punggol Point District to ventilate and cool the development’s 11 residential blocks through staggered heights. Read our post on LinkedIn

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