Terra Hill is built on the site of the former Flynn Park condominium

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Perched at the top of a hill, in the forest Kent Ridge Park is luxury freehold condo Terra Hill, that has captured the hearts of judges for it to win the Sustainability Award in the EdgeProp Singapore Excellence Awards (EPEA) 2023. The property is situated in the vicinity of Yew Siang Road in Pasir Panjang The luxury property is a perfect blend of design and environmental sustainability. The eco-friendly facilities and design elements blend with the natural surroundings like the park as well as the neighboring Greater Southern Waterfront. The condo also has a green proportion of 8.40.

Terra Hill is located on the site that was once home to the former Flynn Park condo. It has a net floor space of 314,490 sq feet and includes nine 5-storey blocks that comprise 270 units. They include two- and three-bedroom apartments with a range of 624- 1,335 sq feet; four-bedders ranging from 1 302 to 1,862 square feet plus five-bedroom penthouses that measure 3,035 square feet.

Although construction is still in progress however, over a third of the condominium’s units have been sold. At the time of the official launch of the project on February 25 and 26, joint venture members Hoi Huup and Sunway Developments sold 102 units. Based on caveats filed on Sept. 22nd, the total of 105 units were sold, that the take-up rate is 38% and an average of $2,670 per square foot.

Building sustainable

Associate partner at ADDP Architecture Tang Kok Thye, one of the judges for EPEA 2023 and says: “The sustainability of a project is in its mechanism that are in place, like the air conditioning and lighting system and the way they are used to conserve the energy.” In keeping with this, Terra Hill provides energy-efficient five-ticks air conditioning for its vehicles and in its parking. The condo also has solar panels to reduce the energy consumption of common areas. The condo also includes an e-waste bin to dispose of electronics and electrical gadgets that are no longer in use.

The concept of sustainability is prominently portrayed in the landscape of the development that was developed by the landscape designer STX Landscape Architects. The project takes advantage of the rugged terrain and hillsides to produce a terraced area with five distinct zones of landscape. The site maximizes its location near its Greater Southern Waterfront by dotting the vantage points with 5 distinct spaces for community use that have the lush vegetation that covers its landscape. To add to its lush greenery are lakes that resemble lagoons and streams with water features that cascade across the landscape. The result is a style seamless blend of Terra Hill with its surrounding natural surroundings and features amenities which mimic the natural elements that are found in a forest hill area.

Strong biophilic design

The project was developed by architectural firm P&T Consultants with biophilic principles in mind, influenced by the hills as well as the surrounding natural landscape Hoi Hup Realty’s chief director Koon Wai Leong. He adds that Terra refers to “earth”. “There was a quick recognition of the lush green environment of the land that Terra Hill sits on. We made the decision early to develop an original landscape design by terracing the zones of the landscape from low to high in order to mimic what the landscape is.” However the unusual site was a challenge for our team to manage. “The terrain was an excellent element, but it also created an enormous challenge during the design. There were a lot of resources to be utilised to deal on the sloped terrain.”

Beyond the design Eco-consciousness extends to encouraging the sustainable development of the natural surroundings. This is accomplished by planting native species throughout Terra Hill to create green areas and pathways that connect to the Kent Ridge reserve for birds as well as butterflies and other insects. The species, colors the textures, and shapes of plants have been carefully selected to serve the dual goals of encouraging ecological harmony while also supporting the overall green design for the entire project.

Terra Hill takes “going green” literally when it comes to its selection of natural colors for its homes. Inside, the units feature clean lines and neutral shades, such as warm greys and deep browns as well as some charcoal grey. To complement the natural hues and textures, the right materials were chosen to construct the units, including natural wood and stone. The homebuyers will be able to take advantage of Terra Hill’s inventiveness in the blend of biophilic design and luxurious living once the project is complete and scheduled to take place in 2026.