HDB Developments Bag Top Honours at BCA Awards 2016
A total of 30 projects by the Housing & Development Board (HDB) will be conferred 33 awards (see ANNEX ) at this year’s Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Awards ceremony, held at the Resorts World Sentosa on 26 May 2016. The awards recognise developers and builders for their contribution in shaping a safe, sustainable, friendly and high quality built environment in Singapore.
2 HDB continues to make strides in creating a sustainable living environment for residents, clinching a total of 21 BCA Green Mark Awards this year. Among them, HDB’s Greenprint Pilot Neighbourhood at Yuhua will be awarded the BCA Green Mark Platinum Award, the highest accolade for the BCA Green Mark Scheme. Launched in 2012, the pilot HDB Greenprint programme in Yuhua aims to bring energy-efficient, water, and waste management features into the mature estate. With the completion of the HDB Greenprint in Nov 2015, Yuhua residents can now benefit from a host of green features that have been added to the neighbourhood, bringing about a more sustainable and comfortable environment.
3 Also under the Green Mark Awards, seven other HDB projects will be conferred the GoldPLUS award, including upcoming housing developments such as the Build-to-Order (BTO) project, The Verandah @ Matilda, and Kampung Admiralty, an integrated development and one-stop community hub.
4 HDB also received recognition for its efforts to provide an inclusive, well-designed and user-friendly living environment that enables residents of different abilities and ages to live comfortably in. Among the four projects that garnered the Universal Design Mark awards, SkyVille @ Dawson is the first public housing project to clinch the Platinum award (the highest honour for Universal Design), while three other public housing projects will receive the GoldPLUS award.
5 Completed in July 2015, SkyVille @ Dawson is a new generation public housing project that adopts UD holistically, to create an inclusive environment for residents of all ages and abilities to live comfortably and independently in. The development features a wide variety of community spaces and multi-generational facilities that are seamlessly linked to each other, as well as to neighbouring amenities. Within the units, the interior is also designed to provide residents with the flexibility to configure their homes to suit different lifestyle needs.
6 In addition, HDB will receive another four Construction Excellence Awards, three Construction Productivity Awards, and one Design & Engineering Safety Excellence Award for its developments. As the largest developer in Singapore, HDB will continue to seek innovative ways to improve construction productivity and enhance its safety practices, even as it strives to deliver quality homes to flat buyers.
7 HDB’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr Cheong Koon Hean said, “We are honoured that our efforts in creating sustainable, well-built, and well-designed homes and living environments for our residents have been recognised. Clinching a bumper crop of 33 BCA awards for our developments is great encouragement to us, and we will continue to deliver homes and estates that residents are proud to call their own. The public can look forward to more fresh housing projects coming on-stream, such as the wide range of flats that has been launched this week to meet diverse housing needs and budgets.”