SINGAPORE: The Housing & Development Board (HDB) has been conferred six prestigious industry awards.
Five projects —— My Waterway@Punggol, Punggol East, Greenwood Sanctuary@Admiralty, Casa Clementi and Ghim Moh Valley —— won the International Real Estates Federation (FIABCI) Singapore Property Awards 2012.
My Waterway@Punggol also clinched the Institution of Engineer Singapore (IES) Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award for being an engineering marvel.
HDB said the residential district at Punggol East and the Punggol Waterway impressed as they provide a sustainable and high quality living environment for residents.
The housing developments at Punggol East show that with good planning and coordination, four distinct precincts can be seamlessly connected, allowing residents to benefit from good access to amenities, facilities and transport within walking distance.
The Punggol Waterway provides the town with waterfront living and a distinctive identity.
The development of Singapore’s first man—made waterway also overcame many engineering challenges. The HDB said one of the key challenges was to construct and transform a functional wall, which protects the integrity of the existing MRT structure, into an aesthetically pleasing green wall with waterfall and vertical greens.
The winning projects will get to represent Singapore at the prestigious international FIABCI Prix d’Excellence Awards, which is similar to the Olympics of the international real estate industry.
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