Kampung Admiralty, Singapore

  • Designer

    WOHA Architects

  • Client

    Housing Development Board

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  • Services

    Biodiversity Survey & Impact Assessment, Ecosystem Service Assessment, Social Impact Assessment

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Project Summary 

Kampung Admiralty (KA) is an exceptional development designed by WOHA that integrates housing, healthcare, and communal spaces with abundant greenery. It was awarded the prestigious ‘World Building of the Year 2018’ for its sustainable design and thriving biodiversity.

An ecological audit conducted by bioSEA revealed the presence of 50 different species across KA’s green areas, including mammals, birds, butterflies, and fish. The incorporation of green spaces within the development has attracted diverse wildlife, creating a vibrant ecosystem. Visitor surveys conducted at KA demonstrated strong support for the inclusion of greenery and biodiversity, with 95% of respondents expressing appreciation for the green spaces and 60% embracing the concept of a biodiversity-rich building.

The greenery at KA provides valuable ecosystem services, contributing to air purification and temperature regulation. It performs up to 30% as effectively as a pristine rainforest, demonstrating the ecological benefits of the design. These natural elements enhance the well-being and satisfaction of residents, promoting a healthier and more sustainable living environment.

The study conducted by bioSEA offers important insights into the integration of nature in urban environments, serving as a valuable resource for future architectural projects. By showcasing the multiple benefits derived from incorporating green spaces and biodiversity, the study supports the development of resilient and harmonious communities. It emphasises the significance of biophilic design principles in creating sustainable and livable spaces.

Overall, KA stands as a successful example of a green development, where the careful planning and inclusion of abundant greenery have not only created a welcoming and vibrant atmosphere but have also provided numerous benefits to both humans and biodiversity. It serves as a model for future projects, encouraging the integration of nature within urban landscapes to promote a healthier and more sustainable future.

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