Architecture award for Kampung Admiralty
Singapore – While many may not be aware of this, there is a retirement community located at Kampung Admiralty.
The outstanding vertical kampung is a 11-storey complex comprising retail shops, medical facilities, eldercare, childcare centres and residential apartments. Conveniently situated right next to Admiralty MRT station is just not enough and its new residents will have one more reason to smile as the first retirement community in Singapore will be receiving an outstanding architecture award from NParks.
It has an integrated community park on the rooftop, green gardens for interaction among residents/friends and even a rain water catchment area as well. They will be receiving the highest accolade by National Parks Board for their landscape architecture.
Kampung Admiralty was conceived with a vision in mind and it will be fully ready in 1st quarter of 2018. The whole idea was to promote the inter-generation bonding with the elderly residing here while their grandchildren attends in one of the childcare centres. By having such an arrangement, the whole family will be able to come together more often.
There will also come a time where both working parents are not able to fetch their kids and this is where the grandparents undertake a critical role in such unwanted situation.
The Housing Board residential development has a total of 100 studio apartments and most of them are fully booked as of writing. Approximately 60% of those who have purchased a unit here were already residents of nearby towns or in Woodlands vicinity, thus familiarity in the environment will also assist them in settling down quicker and more comfortably.
Apart from living right next to a train station, everything here is under one roof with well-thought amenities for the elderly. There are pharmacies, a 2-level medical centre providing specialist care and day surgery run by Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. A 900-seater hawker centre on the second floor with 43 food stalls championing healthier choice and affordable meals.
What more can you ask for? If you’re keen to find out more, please approach HDB for more details!