Congratulations to the Skyrise Greenery Awards 2010 winners!
Projects 1st Prize
Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
This landmark development provides beautiful garden spaces for patients’ healing – truly the hospital in a garden. Patients and guests weave through terraced levels, discovering private niches and trellised alcoves for reflective solace or enjoying the company of family and friends.
Each roof garden portrays interesting themes to engage and educate; certain gardens carry species, while fruit-bearing trees grow at others. Fruits and vegetables offer a wide a range of flavours, scents and colours, and provide a source of organic herbs and spices for the hospital kitchen.
Other roof gardens cater to specific patient needs – geriatric, dementia. Here, controlled access by qualified staff ensures a safe seamless interaction between indoor and outdoor patient care facilities.
Projects 2nd Prize
36 & 38 Armenian Street
Mixing retail, F&B and SOHO style offices, elegant planting has been infused into this conservation project to bring nature and greenery closer to occupants. Courtyards at every level punctuate the deep interiors to bring in light and ventilation. The courtyards are arranged to form a cascading linear green vista between the old and new built.
Planters are provided at the back elevation to allow occupants to introduce plants to create their own green curtain between the offices and adjacent building.
At the fourth storey, an open terrace along the green corridor greets visitors to the conserved shop houses along Loke Yew Street.
Projects 3rd Prize
Head for the Hill
Located in Melbourne, ‘Head for the Hill’ explores the environmental, social and spatial potential of a green roof. It is a place that is both connected to and protected from its surroundings.
The scheme incorporates a central landscaped hill, around which a singular circulation zone expands and contracts to create a number of gathering spaces of varying scales and orientations. Bound by edges of seating and planting, inhabitants are completely surrounded by greenery along a continuous experience of the roof.
Traditional garden structures, such as a folly, gazebo and terracing, create diversity along the journey.
Projects 1st Prize
The R4 Apartment is a hypothetical apartment built above a typical neighbourhood hawker centre. Producing food locally reduces the carbon footprint and enables self-sufficiency and control over the food quality.
The residences are powered by waste heat and oil from the hawkers, and consume vegetables fertilised by food scraps and cultivated using reused bottles. Similarly, the hawker centre benefits by using solar power, vegetables and rainwater from the apartment above. Automated timers are also used to control nutrients and water for hydroponic and aeroponic systems and moisture in planters.
Numerous gardens create the opportunity for all to embrace their inner farmer instincts. The community is bonded together, keeping the ‘kampung’ spirit alive.