Social Integration at CapitaSpring, Singapore
BCA Universal Design GoldPLUS Award
CapitaSpring is an integrated development located in Singapore’s central business district. The 51-storey building comprises Grade A office spaces, Citadines Raffles Place Singapore, a serviced residence managed by Ascott, ancillary retail space, as well as a food centre that offers family-friendly tables and seats.
The building’s namesake draws from the development’s Green Oasis, an open-air garden at 100 metres above ground that occupies levels 17 to 20 of the development. The Green Oasis mimics the plant hierarchy of tropical rainforests, with native plants and shade-tolerant plants used for landscaping. The Sky Garden at the rooftop features a 5,000-sq ft urban farm to supply the building’s restaurants with fresh produce. These green spaces offer a reconnection with nature in the city, and provide a social space for the building occupants and public. There is also an amphitheatre at the Sky Garden, which can be used for community activities, lifestyle events and live band performances.
In support of the government’s drive toward a car-lite society and to promote healthy living, CapitaSpring has amenities including a cycling path around its perimeter, 165 bicycle lots and end-of-trip facilities for users. There is sheltered access from CapitaSpring to three train lines via Raffles Place MRT interchange and Telok Ayer MRT station.
CapitaSpring has clear directional signages, Braille signages as well as handrails with Braille indicators. It is guide dogfriendly and facial recognition technology is used at the office entrance gantry to facilitate seamless hands-free. Familyfriendly amenities such as nursing and family rooms, a diaper changing station, restrooms with child-friendly seats and wash basins, senior-friendly restrooms with grab bars, and family rooms at the food centre are available in the building.
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