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Lush Oasis Terraces is covered in greenery

Lush Oasis Terraces is covered...
Oasis Terraces is defined by its lush greenery
Oasis Terraces is defined by its lush greenery
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Oasis Terraces takes its place remarkably well among the surrounding buildings in Punggol, Singapore
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Oasis Terraces takes its place remarkably well among the surrounding buildings in Punggol, Singapore
Oasis Terraces borders a waterway 
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Oasis Terraces borders a waterway 
The interior of Oasis Terraces has a total floorspace of 27,000 sq m (290,625 sq ft)
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The interior of Oasis Terraces has a total floorspace of 27,000 sq m (290,625 sq ft)
Oasis Terraces is centered around a series of stepped garden terraces
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Oasis Terraces is centered around a series of stepped garden terraces
Oasis Terraces is defined by its lush greenery
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Oasis Terraces is defined by its lush greenery
Oasis Terraces was developed by Singapore's Housing and Development Board to serve the surrounding public housing 
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Oasis Terraces was developed by Singapore's Housing and Development Board to serve the surrounding public housing 
With its tropical climate and lush vegetation, Singapore is well-suited to greenery-covered architecture
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With its tropical climate and lush vegetation, Singapore is well-suited to greenery-covered architecture
Oasis Terraces includes a community center, health clinics, restaurant and retail spaces
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Oasis Terraces includes a community center, health clinics, restaurant and retail spaces
Oasis Terraces joins Singapore's collection of greenery-covered buildings, like the Oasia Hotel Downtown in Singapore and Kampung Admiralty
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Oasis Terraces joins Singapore's collection of greenery-covered buildings, like the Oasia Hotel Downtown in Singapore and Kampung Admiralty
Oasis Terraces is topped by a heavily-landscaped roof that features planting beds for urban farming
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Oasis Terraces is topped by a heavily-landscaped roof that features planting beds for urban farming
Oasis Terraces borders a waterway
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Oasis Terraces borders a waterway
The interior of Oasis Terraces has a total floorspace of 27,000 sq m (290,625 sq ft)
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The interior of Oasis Terraces has a total floorspace of 27,000 sq m (290,625 sq ft)
Oasis Terraces is topped by a heavily-landscaped roof that features planting beds for urban farming
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Oasis Terraces is topped by a heavily-landscaped roof that features planting beds for urban farming
Oasis Terraces takes its place remarkably well among the surrounding buildings in Punggol, Singapore
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Oasis Terraces takes its place remarkably well among the surrounding buildings in Punggol, Singapore
With its tropical climate and lush vegetation, Singapore is well-suited to greenery-covered architecture
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With its tropical climate and lush vegetation, Singapore is well-suited to greenery-covered architecture
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With its tropical climate, Singapore is well-suited to greenery-covered architecture and boasts the award-winning Oasia Hotel and Kampung Admiralty projects. Serie Architects and Multiply Architects' lush Oasis Terraces is another worthwhile addition to the architecture-rich city state, providing locals with a versatile mixed-use space that contains a community center and health clinics.

Oasis Terraces has a total floorspace of 27,000 sq m (290,625 sq ft) and takes its place very well among the surrounding buildings in the town of Punggol, with a style that complements the area's existing architecture.

"Our design is informed by the open frames commonly found in the facades and corridors of HDB's [Singapore's Housing and Development Board] housing blocks of the 70s and 80s," says Serie Architects' Christopher Lee. "We've transformed this precedent into a light and open frame that captures and accommodates diverse programs for the community in a landscape setting – it is an architectural framework for communal life to unfold."

Oasis Terraces is topped by a heavily-landscaped roof that features planting beds for urban farming
Oasis Terraces is topped by a heavily-landscaped roof that features planting beds for urban farming

The building is centered around a series of stepped garden terraces that create children's playgrounds, an amphitheater, dining tables, and other outdoor spaces. Elsewhere lies retail and restaurant space, while a good chunk of the interior is taken up by health clinic facilities. A large sloping green lawn flanks the building and a sheltered plaza is situated near the edge of a waterway.

Oasis Terraces is topped by a large green roof that features planting beds to promote urban farming. The idea is that locals will be able to plant, maintain and enjoy their produce. The building was designed with passive ventilation and natural lighting in mind and is partially cooled by the prevailing breeze.

Source: Serie Architects

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