Facilitating interaction to enhance quality of life
One of the biggest contributors to the quality of life in any neighbourhood is public space that encourages people to spend time outdoors. Thus, not only was this critical to our design, but it also gave us the opportunity to promote interaction between neighbours from the two blocks, one of which we devoted to owner-occupied apartments and the other to rental apartments of varying dimensions. To this end, we turned the space between the blocks into a lush garden that people would want to spend time in, regardless of age or whether they happened to be alone or with their family. We situated the car park underground in order to devote as much of the site as possible to this communal garden.