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HDB launches Singapore’s second integrated, vertical living concept after the massive success of Kampung Admiralty

October 21, 2021

Following the success of multi-award winning Kampung Admiralty, an integrated public housing concept designed by WOHA Architects for seniors along with a slew of facilities in the northern part of Singapore, the Housing and Development Board (HDB) and partner agencies have launched Yew Tee Integrated Development, Singapore’s second vertical kampung with housing and amenities for residents in Choa Chu Kang.

Expected to be completed by 2027, the development to be designed by MKPL Architects will be set amid lush greenery and designed to promote active living and encourage social interaction among the community. It will feature a 10-storey residential block linked to a six-storey commercial block, which will house two-room Flexi flats for seniors, a community club facility, a polyclinic and dialysis centre, and Choa Chu Kang’s first hawker centre. 

The development embodies the long-term urban planning tenets of the city that place emphasis on improving the quality of life for residents, and create green and connected spaces. Here, residents can enjoy an array of amenities and commercial facilities that meet residents’ daily needs and at their convenience. Green spaces are integrated within the development in the form of landscaped decks, skyrise greenery, and community gardens. The development is also designed to be energy efficient through the use of various green solutions such as smart lighting in common areas and the harnessing of clean energy to power common areas via solar panels installed on the roof of the residential block.

(Photo credits: MKPL Architects)

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