FGLA 2019 Merit: Sengkang Riverside Park Large Childcare Centre
The distinctive green roof form of the Sengkang Riverside Park Large Childcare Centre came about as the architects wanted to integrate the building mass with the park — the first and only project in Singapore located in a park. The ‘rolling hill’ concept would enable the structure to ‘merge’ with its surroundings.
The building adopts a crescent form around an existing park sculpture with an access road cutting through the childcare centre. Steel ribs that open up towards the edges support the green roof. The two ends of the ‘hill’ are tapered to reduce mass at the edges, while maintaining a high volume at the central atrium.
Classrooms are situated at both wings, flanking the central atrium park. The central park is fully sheltered but open on both sides for natural daylight and ventilation. This area provides a garden setting upon entry, and an airy indoor space for children’s learning.
|Project Name||Sengkang Riverside Park |
Large Childcare Centre
|Location||Sengkang Riverside Park, Singapore|
|Completion Date||25 July 2018|
|Site Area||4,000 square metres|
|Gross Floor Area||4,000 square metres|
|Number of Rooms||24|
|Building Height||15 metres|
|Client/Owner||Skool4Kidz Pte Ltd|
|Architecture Firm||Freight Architects LLP|
|Principal Architect||Chen Kian Khiong|
|Main Contractor||Sanwah Construction Pte Ltd|
|Mechanical & Electrical Engineer||William Ng Consultants Pte Ltd|
|Civil & Structural Engineer||KCL Consultants Pte Ltd|
|Landscape Architect||Freight Architects LLP|