UD Conference and Forum Design Workshop participants will have the opportunity to participate in the UD Building Tour. The half-day tour will showcase three UD Mark Award winning developments.

Beyond the theoretical aspects of universal design, participants will see how inclusive design principles are put in practice and implemented in different user environments.

Route 1 - Enabling Village

SG Enable Ltd

WOHA Architects Pte Ltd

The Enabling Village is a community space refurbished from an old Bukit Merah ITE campus which combines retail, lifestyle and training. It is also home to SG Enable’s information and career centre, which co-locates its job placement and job support service with offices operated by voluntary welfare organisations, such as the Autism Resource Centre, MINDS and SPD.

The architects mitigated difficult site constraints to produce a well-design accessible outdoor amphitheatre that is functional and usable by all. The clever use of bio-swales, landscaping and gardens also create various focal views within the development. The provision of accessible amenities, features such as an interactive and height-adjustable directory, braille maps and hearing enhancement systems create an inclusive environment catered to different users.

Route 2 - The Palette

City Developments Limited,
Hong Realty (Pte) Ltd,
Hong Leong Holdings Ltd

Architects 61 Pte Ltd

The Palette is a private residential development comprising 12 blocks of residential flats with a total of 892 residential units, one level of basement car park, swimming pool and communal facilities. The architects engaged the assistance from the Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped to develop comprehensive braille provisions within the development. This holistic approach aids way-finding within the development for the visually impaired.

Dual-key units promote multi-generational living and the innovative storage systems within residential units also allow spatial flexibility for residents.

Route 3 - Changi General Hospital – Integrated Building

Ministry of Health

RDC Architects Pte Ltd

The new Integrated Building is a 280-bed facility set up to bridge the gap between services provided by the Changi General Hospital and the St. Andrew’s Community Hospital. It caters to patients who may be in acute condition but require long-term care in rehabilitative settings. Therefore, the environment needs to be patient-centric, age-friendly, flexible and sustainable.

The building adopts the “Village Community concept”, providing a conducive home-like environment that will help optimise patients’ recovery and independence which optimally prepares them for the transition back to home.

Date: 29 July 2016
Time: 14:00 – 17:00

Organised by:

Building and Construction Authority 15 years

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