Oasis Terraces, Punggol Singapore



The project, developed by Singapore’s Housing & Development Board (HDB), with Ministry of Health (MOH) as the joint stake holder, provides retail, dining and healthcare facilities for HDB’s residents in Punggol.

The 27400 sqm project, dubbed ‘Oasis Terrace’ is an integrated development that brings together communal amenities and services in land scarce Singapore which includes communal gardens, play spaces, gyms, retail spaces, dining, learning spaces and 9400 sqm of healthcare facilities.

The proposal is a demonstration in architectural form of one of the key visions for Punggol; the close integration of community and landscape. The design achieves this through the successive framing of community spaces with garden elements. For instance, the community plaza at the heart of the scheme is framed by a series of lush garden terraces sloping towards the waterway. This in turn is framed by a porous perimeter of platforms holding a variety of community functions and flora. The gardens will play more than just an aesthetic role in the community. They will be a horticultural project, bringing residents together to plant, maintain and enjoy them, nourishing community bonds. Ramps connect these gardens and terraces providing green and generous circulation routes up the building. Food courts, cafes and shops spill out onto the terraces where family activities also take place. Overlooking the communal gardens on the platforms are rooms and outdoor areas for communal dining, restaurants, education centres, and polyclinic rooms.

The design is conceived as a light and open frame that captures and accommodates the diverse programmes for the community, allowing communal life to unfold in. Therefore, the architecture is characterized by a sense of lightness and openness allowing daylight and breezes to permeate the building. Wide, sky-lit north-south and east-west thoroughfares closely connect the centre to the surrounding neighbourhood and naturally divide it into the polyclinic and commercial zones. These lead directly to the large sheltered plaza creating a vibrant heart for the community.


BCA Universal Design Mark Award 2020 – Gold Plus 

MIPIM Asia Awards 2019 – Silver Winner
Best mixed-use development

BCA Universal Design Mark Award 2019 – Gold Plus
Design category

World Architecture News Award 2019 – Bronze Award
Commercial category

LIAS (Landscape Industry Association Singapore Award 2019 – Gold Award

IFLA Asia-PAC LA Awards 2019

World Architecture Festival 2019 – Winner
Completed building (Mixed-use development) category

NParks Leaf Awards Certification 2016

BCA Green Mark Platinum

ABC Water Certified

World Architecture Festival 2015 – Winner
Future projects (Commercial) category

HDB Innovative Design Awards 2015 – Winner
To-be-built (Mixed-use development) category

Building Type: Mixed Use, Commercial + Medical
Location: Punggol Drive, Singapore
Site Area: 13000 sqm
Gross Floor Area: 27400 sqm
Status: Completed, 2018
Design Architect: Serie Architects
Project Architect: Multiply Architects
Photography: Hufton + Crow