Two upcoming Housing Board's (HDB) integrated developments will integrate form with function in design aspect, combining water with public spaces, and lessen its wastage.
A senior-friendly development Kampung Admiralty with studio apartments and some other amenities, and Oasis Terraces, a new neighbourhood centre and Polyclinic in Punggol, will both feature vegetated swales and rain gardens that will help to clean rainwater runoff for irrigation use, as instance.
A total of 14 outstanding projects have received the certification for PUB's Active, Beautiful, Clean (ABC Waters) of Singapore's National Water Agency.
Under the ABC Waters certification scheme, started in year 2010, the projects must score enough points in criteria such as community engagement and combination of water features within site architecture.
Kampung Admiralty will have a tiered design, which helps to retain and treat over 30% of the rainwater runoff site area, while Oasis Terraces features the rhythmic water geysers, water wheels and jumping jets.