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AHLI MAJUS ZON 5 PJ (2013)

ATRIA PUBLIC LAND REDEVELOPMENT REPORT PART II : GUIDELINES DECEMBER

2013


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY DEFINITIONS

Public spaces are an opportunity for developments that encourage socio-economic growth and community cohesion. It is therefore a vital prerequisite that developments on public land be made by the appropriate bodies with the aim of benefiting the public’s interests.

Throughout this report, the following names refer to the various stakeholders :

#BetterCities was appointed by the Councillor of Zone 5 Petaling Jaya (MBPJ) to conduct research and produce this report based on an existing proposal by OSK Property Holdings Berhad (OSK) to redevelop two public lands, in Damansara Jaya, currently used as a hawker centre and parking area. OSK's proposal outlines a plan of a multipurpose building and a piazza respectively.

OSK Property Holdings Berhad or OSK refers to the developer of the private commercial area, Atria, in Damansara Jaya.

The aim and priority of the multipurpose building however is not clear, as it encompasses parking facilities, hawker stalls and a community centre. The proposal attempts to combine too many things in one single space which does not maximise the purpose of a public land. This report provides an in-depth critique and analysis of OSK’s proposal as well as a set of recommended guidelines to equip residents in negotiating changes in the existing proposal. This report is divided into two parts: PART I – a critique of the existing proposal's use of space, architecture and relations to its surroundings. This section also reviews related case studies of community centres that examplify good design and sustainable practices. PART II – a set of recommendations with regards to three different aspects of buildings: use of space, design and operation. This section also includes additional practice recommendations for MPBJ to explore in future public land development projects.

#BetterCities refers to the team of researchers and authors involved in this report. For full details of team members, please refer to Section 5: Authors and Contributors in this report.

The Atria Shopping Center or Atria refers to the private commercial development in Damansara Jaya, currently owned by OSK Property. The new Atria project will include a new shopping gallery with SOFO suites. Akitek Akiprima refers to the architectural firm responsible for the design and architecture of the new Atria redevelopment, as well as the proposed buildings in the two public lands. Majlis Bandaraya Petaling hJaya or MBPJ or Petaling Jaya City Council is a local authority, under the Selangor State government, which administrates Petaling Jaya City. MBPJ Local Councillor refers to Mr. Teh Chi-Chang, the councillor of Zone 5 Petaling Jaya, which covers the areas SS21, SS22, and SS22A.


CONTENTS 1.1 COMMUNITY CENTRE

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1.1.1 USE (PROGRAMME) GUIDELINES

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1.1.2 DESIGN GUIDELINES

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1.1.3 OPERATIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS

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1.2 HAWKER CENTRE

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1.2.1 USES (PROGRAM) GUIDELINES

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1.2.2 DESIGN GUIDELINES

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1.2.3 OPERATIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS

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1.3 PARKING

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1.3.1 USES (PROGRAMME) GUIDELINES

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1.3.2 DESIGN GUIDELINES

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1.3.3 OPERATIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS

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1.4 BUILDING

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1.4.1 DESIGN GUIDELINES

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2. MOVING FORWARD

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2.1 RECOMMENDATIONS

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2.1.1 TO APPOINT AN INDEPENDENT ARCHITECT

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2.1.2 TO ORGANISE A PUBLIC COMPETITION

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2.2 NEA-SIA DESIGN COMPETITION FOR BHPC

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2.3 PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS

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3. REFERENCES

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4. AUTHORS AND CONTRIBUTORS

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4.1 NOTES ON AUTHORS AND CONTRIBUTORS

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4.2 ABOUT #BETTERCITIES

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GUIDELINES


For the purpose of this report, #BetterCities met with two associations based in Damansara Jaya: 1. DAMANSARA JAYA SENIOR CITIZENS ASSOCIATION (DJSCA) – Meeting was presided by secretary Koh Pak Boo and attended by members of the DJSCA executive committee. They shared their views about OSK Property's proposal, the association's history and activities, presented their wish list for the proposed community centre.

1.1 COMMUNITY CENTRE 1.1.1 USE (PROGRAMME) GUIDELINES The biggest setback with OSK Property's proposal for the community centre is the lack of definition of uses of its respective spaces. It is important to note that MBPJ has also not stated clearly what focus the community centre should have in terms of activities, target audience, or even community needs and recommendations.

2. DAMANSARA JAYA RESIDENTS AND OWNERS ASSOCIATION (DJROA) – Meeting was presided and attended by DJROA's vice president Ronald Ng. He shared about DJROA's structure and activities as well as how the proposed community centre should be managed.

Therefore, after reviewing a number of case studies from different parts of the world (please refer to "Atria Public Land Redevelopment Report - Part I", Section 3, Case Studies no. 3, 4 & 5), #BetterCities came up with an architecture brief that covers the community centre basics.

The issues discussed in both meetings, paired with the case-studies we compiled, served as references for devising this set of guidelines.

All programmes and uses amount to a building of approximately 1200m2, not inclusive of open spaces, circulation, halls, corridors, and accesses.

ARCHITECTURE BRIEF SECTION

SPACE

QTY

AREA (M2)

DESCRIPTION

MULTIPURPOSE HALL

1

700

FLEXIBLE, ALLOWING DIFFERENT LAYOUTS, DOUBLE HEIGHT CEILING AT OF LEAST 7.5M FOR SPORTS, PRIVATE FUNCTIONS AND BIG MEETINGS

MULTIPURPOSE ROOMS

3

50 (EACH)

FOR SMALLER ACTIVITIES, SUCH AS COMPUTER LABS, EXERCISES, CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

OFFICES RECEPTION MEETING ROOM EXCLUSIVE TOILET

-

30 (ALL)

THE AREA OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE SECTION CAN VARY WITH THE SIZE OF COMMUNITY CENTRE'S STAFF

STORAGE ROOM

1

25

-

MAINTENANCE ROOM

1

10

-

PANTRY

1

30

FOR PREPARING/STORING FOOD, TO SUPPORT IN THE EVENT OF A PARTY/CONFERENCE

COMMUNITY CENTRE

ADMINISTRATION

UTILITY ROOMS

SUPPORTING ROOMS

ACCESS

CHANGING ROOMS

2

90 (ALL)

FOR 16 PEOPLE, 8 MALES, 8 FEMALES

PUBLIC WCS

2

70 (ALL)

FOR 262 MALES (3 TOILETS, 6 URINALS); 262 FEMALES (11 TOILETS) !

1ST AID ROOM

1

20

-

RECEPTION/FOYER

1

50

-

CAFETERIA

1

40

-

DROP-OFF/PICK-UP AREA

MUST BE WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF THE LAND, NOT DISRUPTING THE TRAFFIC

! THE RATIO FOR TOILETS FOR A PUBLIC FACILITY WITH THE CAPACITY UP TO 400PAX SHOULD BE: MALE 1 /100 (TOILET/PAX); FEMALE 1/25 (TOILET/PAX), AND 1/1 (WASH BASIN/TOILET) – FOR FURTHER DETAILS, PLEASE REFER TO "ATRIA PUBLIC LAND REDEVELOPMENT REPORT-PART I", SECTION 2.

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POSSIBLE LAYOUTS FOR A NOMINAL 34.5 X 20 X 7.5 M MULTIPURPOSE HALL (SPORT ENGLAND 2012)

GIFT

BEVERAGE BEVERAGE

GIFT

BUFFET

BUFFET

CAKE DJ

DJ

STAGE

CAKE

STAGE

SCREEN SCREEN

[01] 20m

STAGE

34.5m

34.5m

STAGE

[02]

20m

RECEPTION RECEPTION

RETRACTABLE RETRACTABLE WALL WALL SCREEN

SCREEN

STAGE

7,5

SCREEN

3

SCREEN SCREEN

SCREEN

[03]

SCREEN SCREEN

0

STAGE

STAGE

STAGE

15m

[04]


POSSIBLE LAYOUTS FOR A NOMINAL 34.5 X 20 X 7.5 M MULTIPURPOSE HALL (SPORT ENGLAND 2012)

0

3

7,5

[05]

[06]

[07]

[08]

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LAYOUTS VERSUS CAPACITY FOR A NOMINAL 34.5 X 20 X 7.5 M HALL SCENARIO

CAPACITY (PAX)

SPORTS

QTY (COURTS)

[01] PRIVATE FUNCTION

40 TABLES, 320

[05] BADMINTON/ SEPAK TAKRAW

4

[02] THEATRE

500

[06] VOLLEYBALL

1

[03] CONFERENCE

524

[07] BASKETBALL

1

[04] TWO SEMINARS

512

[08] FUTSAL

1

MINIMUM HEIGHT FOR A MULTIPURPOSE HALL (SPORT ENGLAND 2012)

7.5m

MINIMUM HEIGHT

1.1.2 DESIGN GUIDELINES A community centre should have a contemporary design that embodies a sense of place. Community centres, such as a multipurpose hall and its rooms, should be designed to be flexible and adaptable, meeting the expectations and needs of a changing community. The design should be engaging and inviting to the ground floor street frontage. A community centre should be permeable at the street level, ideally enabling passers-by to see activities that happen inside the centre. The community centre should include generous shaded open space for related outdoor activities and community events, such as tai-chi classes, festivals and markets. The design should employ day lighting and natural ventilation strategies.

The design should reflect the interest of various ethnic groups with provision of a multilingual signage system. The community centre should be friendly to the elderly, as well as to the disabled, with provision of exclusive/compatible toilets, with toilet safety rails (grab bars) and anti-slip flooring.

1.1.3 OPERATIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS Consideration must be emphasized on who will run the centre. A community shuttle bus could be an alternative transportation option for locals to access the centre.


1.2 HAWKER CENTRE 1.2.1 USES (PROGRAM) GUIDELINES The biggest problem with OSK Property's hawker centre proposal concerns its design. The proposed programme remains unchanged from the existing hawker centre, with a few remarks concerning number of toilets, and number of hawker stalls. The existing hawker centre has in total 26 stalls. As of today, however, only 19 are operational. The number of stalls for the proposed hawker centre should therefore be decided through a public consultation. Likewise, sizes should be agreed with hawkers themselves, according to their needs.

The design of the new hawker centres should be based on the principles of environmental sustainability, cost effectiveness, and low life-cycle costs. (HAWKER CENTRES PUBLIC CONSULTATION PANEL 2012)

refer to "Atria Public Land Redevelopment Report Part I", Sections 2 & 3, Case Study Dapurkita), #BetterCities has concluded a number of improvements over the existing model. The proposed new hawker centre should: ! be designed to be flexible and adaptable, using “materials that are easy to maintain and disassemble for future re-cycling and reuse” of the building (Hawker Centres Public Consultation Panel 2012);

1.2.2 DESIGN GUIDELINES After reviewing other literature and guidelines related to hawker centres, as well as examining examples -- ranging from declining to thriving centres (please

! be engaging and inviting for ground floor street frontage;

ARCHITECTURE BRIEF SECTION

HAWKER CENTRE

UTILITY ROOMS

ACCESS

SPACE

QTY

AREA (M2)

DESCRIPTION

STALLS

19/26

-

DESIGNED TO BE FLEXIBLE AND ADAPTABLE

HAND WASHING AREA

1

-

6 WASH BASINS

SEATING AREA

-

-

MUST BE DIVERSE, WITH DIFFERENT TYPES OF SEATING

SURAU

2

35 (ALL)

MAINTENANCE ROOM

1

10

-

CENTRALISED DISH COLLECTION AND WASH AREA

1

15

FOR PREPARING/STORING FOOD, TO SUPPORT IN THE EVENT OF A PARTY/CONFERENCE

STAFF CHANGING ROOM

2

30 (ALL)

EXCLUSIVE CHANGING ROOM AND WCS FOR MALE AND FEMALE

PUBLIC WATER CLOSETS

2

50 (ALL)

FOR 186 MALES (2 TOILETS, 4 URINALS); 186 FEMALES (8 TOILETS) !

WET REFUSE

1

20

-

TNB + ELECTRICAL ROOM

1

20

-

PONDOK POLIS

1

20

-

DROP-OFF/PICK-UP AREA DESIGNATED LOADING AREA

MALE AND FEMALE

MUST BE WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF THE LAND, NOT DISRUPTING THE TRAFFIC

!THE RATIO FOR TOILETS FOR A PUBLIC FACILITY WITH THE CAPACITY UP TO 400PAX SHOULD BE: MALE 1 /100 (TOILET/PAX); FEMALE 1/25 (TOILET/ PAX), AND 1/1 (WASH BASIN/TOILET) – FOR FURTHER DETAILS, PLEASE REFER TO "ATRIA PUBLIC LAND REDEVELOPMENT REPORT-PART I", SECTION 2.

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! be permeable at the street level, enabling passers-by to see the activities that happen inside the centre; ! have a design that takes advantage of natural ventilation, day lighting, and the use of renewable energy; ! have a double height ceiling to facilitate air-flow; ! have low partitions between stalls, to enhance visual experience, lighting, air flow, as well as to allow space flexibility; ! have seating area near the window, overlooking the city and passers-by;

1.2.3 OPERATIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS Consideration must be emphasized on who will run the hawker centre. Strategies should be placed in the selection of tenants and in the promotion of the hawker centre. “The centre should provide a platform for individuals who aspire to be part of the food industry” (Hawker Centres Public Consultation Panel 2012). Additionally, the hawker centre should have a multiuse space to enhance the atmosphere of the centre. "The organization of “fringe” activities such as street busking, kid activities, cooking demonstrations, etc" (Hawker Centres Public Consultation Panel 2012).

! have multiple types of seating: community table, tables for 4 pax, counters; ! have unified signage system that both facilitates the navigation of the centre and enhances the visual experience.

SCHEMATIC SECTION SUMMARISING THE DESIGN GUIDELINES FOR THE HAWKER CENTRE UNIFIED SIGNAGE

LOW WALLS, MAXIMISED AIRFLOW

DOUBLE-HEIGHT CEILING

LOOSE, DIVERSE FURNITURE

OUTDOOR SEATING

COMMUNAL TABLE

TABLES WITH LOOSE CHAIRS

COUNTER WITH STOOLS

KITCHEN

SERVICE CORRIDOR


1.3 PARKING As the commercial area is already dense, more so after the new shopping mall opens, #BetterCities encourages MBPJ to review the number of parking bays in the proposed multipurpose building. MBPJ should instead take the opportunity to ensure both public lands and resources for the creation of public facilities focussed on bringing people together. One possibility is to simply maintain the number of parking bays as it is – 80 parking bays, 40 on each side of the new Atria. Another possibility is to completely eliminate the idea of a car park building, thus assigning one of the lands to the community centre and the other to the new hawker centre. However, if increasing the number the bays is unavoidable, the design and programme of the car park building should be more engaging (please refer to "Atria Public Land Redevelopment Report - Part I", Section 3, Case Study no. 1). In addition, #BetterCities recommends provision of parking for community buses, motorcycles and bicycles.

1.3.1 USES (PROGRAMME) GUIDELINES The ratio between the different vehicles and users, as defined by the Metric Handbook Planning and Design Data (Littlefield, 2012), should be: of the X amount al-

located for cars, 3% should be reserved for the disabled; 20% for motorcycles; while 4% for bicycles. Additionally, in some countries, such as Brazil, parking codes establish that 5% of the total of parking spaces should be reserved for the elderly. In a recommended scenario of maintaining the existing number of 80 parking bays, the number of specific parking spaces should be quantified as follows: TYPE

QUANTITY OF BAYS 80

CARS

3 DISABLED (LITTLEFIELD 2012) 4 ELDERLY (BRAZILIAN CODE)

MOTORCYCLES

16 (LITTLEFIELD 2012)

BICYCLES

4 (LITTLEFIELD 2012)

1.3.2 DESIGN GUIDELINES ! Parking should incorporate open space, dispensing exterior walls to facilitate airflow and reduce electrical lighting requirements. ! Double height ceilings, to facilitate air-flow and flexible use; ! Airy and open staircases, to allow better visibility and therefore crime-prevention; ! Strong and vibrant signage, to enhance the user experience.

SCHEMATIC SECTION OF HOW EXTERIOR WALLS CAN BE REPLACED

[01] Vertical planting

[02] See-through perforated mesh

[03] See-through guardrail

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1.3.3 OPERATIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS

FRONT SECTION AND GROUND FLOOR'S SETBACK

As suggested by Broome, one key consideration should be to “activate the car park by facilitating flexible use” (Broome 2010). For instance, certain floors could be reserved to other activities such as parties or sports. Consideration should also be for a designated ladies zone, CCTVs, reserved parking, etc. 1.4 BUILDING This section is comprised of general guidelines for the building as a whole. 1.4.1 DESIGN GUIDELINES ! The building should be permeable and open, with a ground floor that enhances a sense of place.

2.5 THIS IS THE MINIMUM SETBACK FOR KEEPING UP WITH THE NEIGHBOURING SHOPLOT'S FIVE FOOT WAYS

! Drop-off/pick-up/loading areas should be within the boundaries of the land, not disrupting the traffic.

MINIMUM SETBACKS

! The building should enhance pedestrian walkability

SIZE (M)

! The building should respect the scale and height of neighbouring buildings.

FRONT

2.5

REAR

2.5

SIDES

3

MINIMUM SETBACKS AND PROPERTY BOUNDARY

2,5

JALAN SS 22/23 (ACCESS TO ATRIA)

PROPERTY BOUNDARY

SHOPLOT

BACKLANE

46,8

51,8

SHOPLOT

SHOPLOT

SHOPLOT

2,5

34,8

JALAN SS 22/25

BACKLANE

7.5 10.5

3

3 28,8

7,5 10.5


KEY

SHADED SIDEWALK

1.5

0.9

PLANT

2.5

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ATRIA 3.3

OFFSTREET PARKING

0.9

1.5

DRIVEWAY

DESIRABLE DISTANCE BETWEEN THE BUILDINGS

DESIRABLE HEIGHT

SIDE SECTION AND SETBACK

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MOVING FORWARD


2. MOVING FORWARD

For the final section, #BetterCities enumerates our recommendations to MBPJ with regards to the Atria Public Land Redevelopment Project. "Public spaces are a vital ingredient of successful cities. They help build a sense of community, civic identity and culture. Public spaces facilitate social capital, economic development and community revitalization." (PPS 2012). It is therefore crucial for the design, usage and management of public spaces to be planned by the appropriate authorities with the interest of the people and communities prioritized. There are pertinent questions to be answered before a project – either one that is publicly funded or one developed in a public land – is proposed: "What is the function of the building and what activities does it involve? What site should be selected and how should the building fit into it? What symbolic image should be created?" (Cabanieu 1994).

[1] PHOTO BY LIA TOSTES

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The truth is that even a small investment in quality public space delivers a manifold return to the cities with the foresight to see its value (PPS 2012)

2.1 RECOMMENDATIONS

There are two best practice options for MBPJ to explore, both in the existing Atria Public Land Development Project as well as future projects:

2.1.1 TO APPOINT AN INDEPENDENT ARCHITECT OR FIRM TO DESIGN

ly-funded construction projects exceeding a certain cost.

Given that OSK Property and Arkitek Akiprima are involved in the current revitalisation of Atria Shopping Mall, there are two primary concerns of Arkitek Akiprima's involvement in the Atria Public Land Redevelopment project:

A design competition allows the relevant authorities and institutions to ascertain parameters for: (1) costs, (2) scale, (3) use of space, (4) design, (5) users, and (6) management model. These criteria (and more) can be enumerated in a challenge brief for the participating entrants.

a) conflict of interest; b) lack of focus. The appointed architect (or firm) should not have to consider the timeline, materials, costs of construction, design of concurrent projects happening within the same proximity, especially when projects have different end goals, i.e. for commercial and for public use. As the first alternative, MBPJ can appoint a different architecture firm (or an architect) to re-design the community centre/hawker centre in the two plots of public land.

Patchett and Shields (2009) list the different types of design competitions: TYPE

BUILDING

URBAN DESIGN

FOCUSES ON SINGLEPURPOSE ARCHITECTURAL OBJECTS (DESIGN OF BUILDING)

FOCUSES ON SINGLEPURPOSE ARCHITECTURAL OBJECTS (DESIGN OF BUILDING)

CATEGORIES

2.1.2 TO ORGANISE A PUBLIC COMPETITION The second alternative is for MBPJ to explore organising an open design competition. Design competitions are a typical strategy and an increasingly important process in urban development projects in public land. “Design competitions (...) are among our best opportunities for wide-ranging debates on what kind of environments, and societies, we want to build for ourselves.” (Shorris, 2005). In fact, design competitions are becoming a common practice to maintain the integrity of design and architectural excellence of projects in various countries. In Jacques Cabanieu's “Competitions and Architectural Excellence” (July 1994), France is a country with regulations making competitions a prerequisite for allocation of publical-

OPEN INVITATION

CLOSED/INVITED

OPEN TO ALL, REGARDLESS OF BACKGROUNDS, EXPERIENCE (STUDENTS AND REGISTERED ARCHITECTS ALIKE), ET. AL.

CLOSED TO ONLY A CERTAIN GROUPS, FIRMS, OR PROFESSIONALS (REGISTERED ARCHITECTS ONLY).

OBJECTIVE

IDEAS COMPETITION ENTRIES FOR DESIGN IDEAS OR CONCEPTS ONLY. THIS IS OFTEN CONSIDERED AS “LABORATORIES FOR NEW IDEAS”.

'TOUT COURT' ENTRIES WHICH CONSIDER CONCEPTION OF IDEA LEADING TO THE CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDING.


2.2 NEA-SIA DESIGN COMPETITION FOR BHPC

2.3 PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS

The National Environment Agency (NEA) and the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) organised an open competition for the design of an upcoming hawker centre in Bukit Panjang, Singapore. The competition was open to all local registered architects in Singapore which involved two stages: (1) submission of proposed designs for the hawker centre, and (2) submission of an architectural model with detailed plans (www.sia.org.sg) [2] [3] [4]. The design competition ran between June to October 2012. Upon the announcement of the winning design, the construction work for the hawker centre commenced from mid-

2013 and will be completed by end of 2014. Finally, it is the ultimate responsibility for a project in a public land to consider the participation and consultation of the existing community and users, the reflection and supervision of the relevant authority, as well as the organisation and sustainability of work involved after the project is completed. In both our recommendations, #BetterCities strongly advises for public consultation sessions before the design is approved.

[2] SOURCE: HILADT.COM

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[4] SOURCE: ARCHINECT.COM


3. REFERENCES

Placemaking and the Future of Cities, Project for Public Spaces Inc. (August 2012), http://www. pps.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/PPSPlacemaking-and-the-Future-of-Cities.pdf Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, Hawker Centres Public Consultation Panel. “Recommendation Report of Hawker Centres Public Consultation Panel.� Singapore. 2012. Accessed December 31, 2013. http:// app.mewr.gov.sg/data/ImgCont/1655/PCP Recommendation Report.pdf Cabanieu, Jacques. July 1994. "Competitions and Architecture Excellence". http://places. designobserver.com/media/pdf/France_--_ Comp_217.pdf Shorris, Anthony. 2005. The Politics of Design: Competitions for Public Projects. http:// www.vanalen.org/gateway/partners_politicsofdesign.php Patchett, Merleand and Shields, Rob. 2009. The Design Competition as Public Engagement Method. http://merlepatchett.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/design-competition.pdf


4. AUTHORS AND CONTRIBUTORS THE ATRIA PUBLIC LAND REDEVELOPMENT REPORT: Lead Consultant Lia Tostes

THIS REPORT IS PRODUCED FOR: Councillor, Zone 5 PJ, MBPJ Chi-Chang Teh SPECIAL THANKS TO:

Consultant Bryan Chee

Secretary, DJSCA Koh Pak Boo

Editors Lia Tostes, Sze Ying Goh

Vice president, DJROA Ronald Ng

Design Lia Tostes Publication Assistant Yasmin Lane 4.1 NOTES ON AUTHORS AND CONTRIBUTORS

4.2 ABOUT #BETTERCITIES

LIA TOSTES, #BETTERCITIES ASSOCIATE PARTNER, is an architect and urbanist from Brasilia, Brazil. In 2012, she completed her postgraduate studies at the University of Tokyo, Japan.

#BetterCities is a campaign focussing on creative, collaborative and community-centred approaches to improve urban living and environment in Southeast Asian cities. The campaign was initiated in Kuala Lumpur by a multi-disciplinary creative outfit, PopDigital. #BetterCities organises, curates and produces events and projects that encourage conversations, engage communities and support causes to contribute to more liveable and lovable cities. Since late 2011, #BetterCities has initiated projects in Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, Subang Jaya and Singapore.

BRYAN CHEE, ARCHITECT/LECTURER, completed his architectural education in London with professional experience from both Malaysia and UK. Byran is a lecturer at the School of Architecture, Taylor's University, Kuala Lumpur.

SZE YING GOH, #BETTERCITIES LEAD, has been steering the #BetterCities initiative since its inception in late 2011. Between 2005 to 2011, the film and animation graduate was involved in various projects in the arts, design and community sectors.

For further details on the content of this report including communication with its authors, or to ask questions or provide comments, please contact us by email at hello@betterciti.es or visit our website at www.betterciti.es. /BETTRCITIES

#BETTRCITIES

YASMIN LANE, #BETTERCITIES RESEARCHER, graduated with a degree in International Relations and has since shifted her interest to learning new ways of shaping and improving the structures of the city itself.

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Atria Public Land Redevelopment Report - Part II : Guidelines