Rediscover one of Singapore's most iconic urban features
Think public housing in Singapore is boring? We bet you'll change your mind once you get to the end of this article. Singapore may be a concrete jungle, but as the murals on the streets and charming heritage buildings show us, you can find beautiful art almost everywhere in the city. Even our humble HDB flats have been catching our eye more and more lately, boasting all sorts of creative designs from pop art to Medieval-style architecture. Since many of the oldest and prettiest buildings have been demolished these past few years, we don't want to wait till it's too late to treasure the architectural heritage around us. Want to get not just great but unique photos of Singapore? Plan a trail to visit these super camera-ready HDB flats!
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This edgy cool HDB estate in the Queenstown area makes us think of a Tetris or Jenga tower, the design is so intricate! And indeed, with five structures at 40 to 43 storeys high, they really are towers. Winning multiple architectural awards, the design earned praise for its balance of high modernity and nature. The estate was built with a “housing-in-the-park” concept in mind – it’s located near Alexandra Canal Linear Park, and a garden at the roof of the carpark connects all five blocks to create a common green space for residents.
Where: 90 Dawson Road, Singapore 142090