[Design Team] Dr. Joseph Lim & Liew Kok Fong

The building extension to Bukit Timah Community Club involved a roof covering over an open plaza fronting the centre. The covered open plaza accommodates outdoor events and activities whilst providing weather protection, allowing for natural lighting and ventilation. It is also environmentally sustainable with green features.

The urban design consideration is three-fold. It functions as a building forecourt, urban square and function venue. The resulting architecture facelift sees the roof as an urban sculpture enriching users and the public view. It is also a green element harnessing natural energy and an icon for the aspirations of the community club and its members.

Most significantly, the roof element is not considered as a static shelter but instead conceived imaginatively as a landmark for outdoor community programmes, making public participation visible in the suburban context. The façade and roof enable natural cooling, daylighting, and transforms into a lighting device and lantern in the night.