Kampung Admiralty

Kampung Admiralty is Singapore’s first building to bring together a mix of public facilities and services under one roof. The traditional approach is for each government agency to have their own plot of land, resulting in standalone buildings. This one-stop integrated complex maximises land use and the benefits of co-location, and is a prototype for meeting the needs of Singapore’s ageing population.

The compact site, adjacent to a train station in medium-rise public housing area, prompted a layered ‘club sandwich’ approach. The result is a “Vertical Kampung (village)”, with a Community Plaza sheltered by a Medical Centre supporting a rooftop Community Park overlooked by apartments for seniors. These three distinct layers juxtapose the various building uses to foster diversity of cross-programming and frees up the ground level for activity generators. The proximity to healthcare, social, commercial and other amenities support inter-generational bonding and promote active ageing in place. The development has proven extremely popular, and was used as the backdrop for the Prime Minister’s 2018 National Day address, as a visual embodiment of Singapore’s aspirations for a more caring community environment.

2020

  • Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Building Awards - Shortlisted

    Leadership in Sustainable Design and Performance (Institutional) category, awarded by World Green Building Council

  • International Urban Project Award - Shortlisted

    Organised by Bauwelt Berlin and WA World Architecture Magazine, Beijing

2019

  • ArcAsia Awards for Architecture - Special Recognition

    Category B-4 (Specialized Buildings) category, awarded by Architects Regional Council Asia (ARCASIA)

  • SGBC-BCA Sustainability Leadership Awards 2019 - Design Award

    Leadership in Sustainable Design and Performance (Institutional), awarded by Singapore Green Building Council and Building and Construction Authority, Singapore

  • 19th SIA Architectural Design Awards 2019 - Design Award

    Commercial (Mixed Development) category, awarded by SIA

  • CTBUH Urban Habitat Award (Single-Site Scale) - Winner

    Awarded by Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Chicago, Illinois

  • CTBUH Best Tall Mixed-Use Building - Winner

    Awarded by Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Chicago, Illinois

  • 2019 Green Good Design Award - Winner

    Awarded by The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design

2018

  • World Architecture Festival - World Building of the Year

    Awarded by World Architecture Festival

  • World Architecture Festival - Shortlisted

    Mixed Use – Completed category, awarded by World Architecture Festival

  • HDB Design Award - Winner

    Completed Project – Mixed Development category, awarded by Housing & Development Board

  • International Chapter Architecture Awards - Commendation

    Commercial Architecture, awarded by The Australian Institute of Architects

2017

  • NParks Skyrise Greenery Award - Winner

    Outstanding and Excellence Award, awarded by National Parks Board, Singapore

2016

  • World Architecture Festival - Winner

    Commercial Mixed-Use (Future Projects) category, awarded by World Architecture Festival

2015

  • Landscape Excellence Assessment Framework (LEAF) - Outstanding Project

    Awarded by National Parks Board, Singapore

  • HDB Innovative Design Award - Winner

    Winner, under “To-Be-Built” Mixed Development category, awarded by Housing & Development Board, Singapore

2006

  • ArcAsia Awards for Architecture - Special Recognition

    Category A-2: Multiple-Family Residential, awarded by ArcAsia