Garden takes root in HDB project

PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

What seems like a sleek, sci-fi version of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon is in fact a Housing Board project in Queenstown.

SkyTerrace @ Dawson, a five-block development that was completed this year, was awarded the HDB Design Award 2015 earlier this month.

Designed by SCDA Architects, the public housing project is notable for its lush overhanging greenery, tetris-like staggered facade, elevated walkways and sky terraces, among other things.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 23, 2015, with the headline 'Garden takes root in HDB project'. Print Edition | Subscribe