Jui Residences is the only mixed-use project to win this award. Landscape Excellence Award at the EdgeProp Excellence Awards (EPEA) 2023. It is the second time Jui Residences has received with the award from the panel of judges. Jui Residences won the coveted Top Development Award for a mixed-use development, which was completed in EPEA 2022.
The property is situated on the banks of the Kallang River in Bendemeer, Jui Residences was developed by SDB Asia, the property development arm of Malaysian listed Selangor Dredging. The entire project in District 12 is comprised of an 18-storey housing block that is adjacent to the historic National Aerated Water Building. Jui Residences was completed in September 2021.
The project was conceptualized by the London-based architectural firm Carver-Haggard The landscape designer was the internationally-based design firm Okashimo.
The development was awarded this year’s Landscape Excellence Award this year, Jui Residences demonstrated to the judges their overall excellence. Jui Residences was awarded the top spot on aesthetics of the landscape as well as the blend of livingability and wellbeing, the consideration of the creation of habitats and biodiversity and also in the landscaping replacement area and green plot percentage.
The design of the landscape at Jui Residences leans into its closeness with its proximity to the Kallang River, and highlights its position as a riverfront property with an easy connection to parks and green space connectors. The development has access to the nearby 7.87km-long Kallang Park Connector, that connects Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park with Kallang Riverside Park.
The most prominent landscaping element is a vertical greenscape which is situated in front of towards the Kallang River. It contributes to the overall aesthetics of the development The greenery blends in with the vegetation and trees which are located along the connecting park. The entire greenery of the development is watered by the smart irrigation drip system that allows for better water efficiency and sustainable water use.
The greenery extends all the way to a public space which maximizes the use of the famous frontage on Serangoon Road. The plaza is a landscaped lawn placed against the restored blue, pink and white facade of the preserved National Aerated Water Building.
The residents of Jui Residences can take a moment to enjoy the views over The Kallang River and the surrounding neighborhood from a rooftop terrace located on the top floor. The common area has the Infinity Pool as well as the aqua-fitness pool and a wading pool as well as a deck with lounge chairs. There’s also a landscaping terrace that serves as a suitable backdrop for a multipurpose play space as well as a the viewing deck.
The judges also rated the project very highly for its attention toward biodiversity and overall efforts to create habitat. For instance, around fifty% of plants used in the areas of landscape of the development are indigenous to Singapore and Southeast Asia. This means they are appropriate in the locale’s climate, and also more robust that can lower the total costs of maintaining and replacing them.
Icon of the Heritage
The entire design of Jui Residences honor the art deco design of the original building that is the visual central feature of the entire development. The two-storey, standalone building was constructed in 1954, and served as a bottling plant for a variety of soft drinks that were popular in the era of.
The art deco-inspired features that are part of the new residential block are vertical flutes on the facade, arched details on balconies, as well as curving curves that are scalloped along the structure.
In the residences the elements of art deco are displayed through an arched facade that stretches across every balcony. In addition, bedrooms are fitted with the herringbone-inspired timber flooring and the choice of finishes in the interiors is an inspiration from art deco-inspired elements.
Overall the jury of this year’s EPEA applauded Jui Residences for its attention to the interactions between the landscaping and the residents of the condominium. It created a sense of community for residents and also a considering the proper amount of social and recreational areas. Biophilia, which refers to the importance of nature, was evident throughout the construction and also complemented the existing conservation structure.
The combination of all these factors helped create an impressive sales pace when the project first released to the market in September of 2018. The developer had sold 29,548 lots (25%) over the weekend between Sept 22-23. The median selling cost was $1,700 per sq ft.
All 117 units in Jui Residences had been sold in August 2021. This was less than three years from the time it first came in the market. The median price was up to around $1,840 per square foot at the time of the closing in August 2021, as per a list of caveats compiled from EdgeProp Singapore.
As the majority of residents settle into their new residences at Jui Residences It was apparent to EPEA 2023 that the landscape and greenery of the project had an impact on the community, which makes it worthy of being awarded an award of Landscape Excellence Award.