Heartbeat @ Bedok

PrizeWinner in Landscape Architecture / Small Scale Landscape Projects
Firm LocationSingapore, Singapore
Lead ArchitectAshvinkumar Kantilal
Design TeamRobert Brodeth Lena Quek Shahrom Bin Mohamed Ariff Magat Rose Michelle Guanzon Christina Sumanga Joleen Woon Yulin Loo Bo Yan Renny Melina Roslyn Cheong Wai Qing Kalandar Naina Mohamed Mohamed Jawith Chng Wei Xiang Lam Siew Ping
ClientPeople's Association
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Heartbeat @ Bedok, a 7-storey complex, is part of the government’s ‘Remaking Our Heartland’ initiative to rejuvenate Bedok Town Centre. This building integrates the best practices of passive sustainable design principles while accommodating a Community Club, Sports & Recreation Centre, Public Library, Polyclinic and Senior Care Centre within its premises. As the existing site was a park with dense landscape and mature trees, the proposed design carries a Forestry theme throughout the development and retains the character of a community park, and likewise a forest. Every floor plate is bordered with greenery, seemingly enveloping the building within a park’s forest. The multiple layering of plants, trees, shrubs and ground cover simulate a terraced landscape on the south façade, acting as privacy and acoustic screens from the neighbouring residential units. Recently completed in early 2017, Heartbeat @ Bedok has injected vibrancy into the area, rejuvenating the town centre with palpable civic pride. The new building has had a direct impact on the quality of everyday life, allowing Bedok residents, and more than 250,000 people from neighbouring East Coast estates, the unprecedented convenience of a comprehensive range of services and amenities at their finger tips.