HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir Clubhouse is HomeTeamNS’ first waterfront clubhouse featuring family-friendly facilities including an infinity pool overlooking the Bedok Reservoir, 10 villas nestled within nature, and a water adventure centre with several firsts for Singapore: the longest indoor water slides, the first water slide tunnel and wet obstacle rope course.
This development marks Singapore’s 55th anniversary of National Service, taking advantage of its gem of a location to be a true “Waterfront Haven” offering quality and highly integrated leisure environment for the NSmen and their families with sports, educational, MICE and entertainment facilities catered to all ages all year round.
Turning Site Constraints into Sustainable Opportunities:
2 public Watermain pipes serving the Eastern district of Singapore run across our 2ha site with a Pumping Station located beside. We worked within the constraints of the regulatory Pipe Protection Zones and divided the site into three zones to house an integrated clubhouse. This was tackled by positioning the functions such that they can be accessed by the users while having physical segregation at the ground level. Very selective and conscious effort in the choice of foundation, sub-structural system and construction approaches was followed to ensure adequate protections given to the existing utilities during construction.
Replacing Existing Park Connectivity with a 24/7 Thoroughfare Showcase:
The site is surrounded by a thickly wooded public park on hilly terrain. A network of existing footpaths within the site provides connectivity to park users and thus had to be reinstated and integrated into the design planning due to the high foot traffic.
Visitors are greeted by a triple-volume atrium upon arrival at the main clubhouse drop-off. This 24/7 publicly accessible thoroughfare from Bedok North Road to the Bedok Reservoir Park gives us an opportunity to showcase a unique Vehicle Wall that spans across the atrium. Termed “the Driving Forces” and possibly the longest assemblage of our Singapore Police Force and Singapore Civil Defence Force vehicles throughout generations of nation-building to keep Singapore safe and secure.
Preserving the Existing Character of the Reservoir and Park:
The building height and massing of the three components of the project – the main clubhouse building, indoor water adventure building, and 10 villa units were informed by the site character and topography without imposing upon the existing park setting of the site. We took advantage of the forested sloping hill and existing heritage Ficus trees to position the villa units within and around the heritage trees, including a porous design approach to all buildings to retain views towards the Bedok Reservoir and park.
Respecting Nature with Green Features throughout the development:
Green features include energy-efficient light fittings and smart lighting systems with motion sensors, as well as a “blue and green” roof that harnesses solar power and rainfall. The clubhouse also uses building materials that reduce heat gain, along with solar panels on the roof to help cut energy consumption. The project is awarded the Green Mark Platinum Award for its sustainability efforts and commitment.