A number of local developments is set to honour by Building and Construction Authority (BCA), including residential projects, community spaces and malls for incorporating extensive range of user-friendly features that serve to everyone’s needs.
Recipients of 25 Universal Design (UD) Mark Award were announced last 12 May. Of this number, 18 have been completed, while the remaining 7 are still under construction.
According to the agency’s Acting Group Director for Building Plan and Management, Mr Teo Orh Hai, Universal Design (UD) is about providing the needs of everyone, including the elderly and the persons with disabilities.
The Platinum Award, which is the highest of all, will go to 3 completed projects. These are the CapitaGreen, a grade A office tower by CapitaLand, SkyVille @ Dawson at 85 Dawson Road and the Enabling Village, a small neighbourhood dedicated to persons with disabilities.
The Enabling Village at Redhill, Singapore was renowned for its features that cater to the needs of those with disabilities, like Braille maps, hearing enhancement systems and wheelchair accessible paths.
The awards will be given to the recipients during the annual BCA Awards ceremony on 26 May at Resorts World Sentosa.