25 Jan '17, 6am

New post added at LushHomeMedia - New guidelines issued to developers for public spaces on private property

Public spaces on private property will soon have to meet new design guidelines such as providing ample shade and public seating, according to a circular to building owners and developers by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) on Tuesday (Jan 24). These spaces include covered public spaces such as the area outside Asia Square, outdoor public spaces such as the atrium outside Ion Orchard, and urban parks such as the one outside Plaza Singapura. Under the new rules, which kick in on Apr 24, these spaces should be barrier-free and accessible to all users. The area should be well-shaded – although the material used to provide shade should not cause additional heat retention – and provide public seating. A good practices guide included with the circular also suggested that larger spaces include amenities such as public art, exercise equipment, drinking fountains and Wi-Fi co...

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