Design Award

This project demonstrates a high level of provision of public spaces in tropical high-rise living. The blocks, constituted as ‘sky villages’ and sky streets every eleven storeys are very successful in providing a communal space for dwellers who could otherwise be too isolated. The sky village is innovative with its inversion of an internal orientation towards the atrium, thereby also achieving visibility to the access corridors above.

There could have been a greater diversity of ambience within a building of such scale. The blocks are strongly defined resulting in a detached posture apart from the rest of the amenities.

Nonetheless, the jury acknowledged the architects’ achievements were most impressive as they are pushing the envelope of what is possible within the standardised realm of public housing.