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Title: MAPPING TOA PAYOH TO STUDY THE EVOLUTION OF SINGAPORE HDB PUBLIC SPACES
Authors: LEONG DISHENG
Keywords: Architecture
Design Track
DT
Master (Architecture)
Raffaella Sini
2015/2016 Aki DT
Issue Date: 5-Jan-2016
Citation: LEONG DISHENG (2016-01-05). MAPPING TOA PAYOH TO STUDY THE EVOLUTION OF SINGAPORE HDB PUBLIC SPACES. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Since 1980, more than 80% of the Singapore resident population stays in HDB flats. Therefore, HDB public spaces play an important role in shaping the community living of the Singapore residents. The physical planning and design of HDB public spaces has evolved over the years based on political ideologies. In the earliest years, the government’s focus was to improve economy growth and to resettle the poor. Therefore, HDB public spaces were minimally designed. Subsequently, in the conjunction of the government’s nation building effort, public spaces are designed with the objective to promote social cohesion and to create stronger sense of belonging among the precinct residents. Precinct concept was introduced to ensure an even distribution of public spaces in the neighborhood and therefore promote social interactions among the residents. The main intention of this paper is to study the changing physical planning and design of the HDB public spaces in detail by mapping elements such as building block design, road system, connectivity, boundaries and visual identity. Thus, to identify the political ideologies in the different phases.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/221246
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