The Serangoon Community Club
Area: 4,800 SQ M
The challenge for the design of THE SERANGOON was to create not just your archetypical Community Centre which generally operates as a shell for housing various activities, but to create an iconic landmark in the Urban Context and to be a ‘first of its kind’ community club – To Depart From Stereotypes and Conventions.
The Main Façade of the building is a departure from the conventional elevation of a typical community club. A façade of coloured glass, presented in a graphic composition, covers the classroom block. This colourful façade when lighted up at night stands out amidst its HDB neighbourhood. The use of glass allows for maximum natural light to penetrate into the interior of the space, thereby reducing the need for artificial lighting.
The elliptical form of the 108-seat theatrette is located at the 2nd storey and is woven with stainless steel mesh – Transparent and Porous. The design of the iconic building has drawn a lot of attention and provides a good platform on rethinking of the Architecture of Community Clubs.