Gold: Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects (SILA) Awards, 2009
The landscape design at Seaview evokes a beachfront typology and character that creates a sense of place, taking contextual cue from its proximity to East Coast Park. The relationship of sea-beach-park is represented through the landscape’s use of form and texture that imitates and evokes a sense of waterfront living. Between the 6 tower blocks is a vast undulating water body, made up of a large selection of different pool types melded together, with gentle curves and decks that sensuously hugs its edge. Stone pool steps give way to undulating timber pool decks, further beyond bounded by sweeping swaths of lawn. The changes of texture in material, levels and planting echoes and magnifies the undulations of the sea-beach phase, imitating the syncopated rhythm of the beach that produce wave like ripples in its ebb and flow. The landscape design purposefully integrates the old conservation house as the clubhouse into the landscape structure by a formal lawn that presents itself as an extension of the building that extends into the water.