Punggol Northshore is one of Punggol Eco Town’s seven signature waterfront housing district and will be the first new public housing estate to test-bed smart technologies. Executive Condo residents such as those from The Terrace EC and Waterwoods EC would also benefit from these technologies.
The two projects, Northshore Residences I and II, are expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2020. They will be located along Punggol Way, next to Samudera LRT station.
Smart technologies will be applied inside and outside the flats to guide urban planning and design, as well as improve the estate services
One of the smart technologies used in Punggol Northshore is environmental modelling, which studies the wind flow, temperature, solar irradiance, and shadow casting at Punggol Northshore District, in order to aid decision-making during the planning and design process.
Such data can help planners decide where to place outdoor amenities, such as playgrounds and fitness corners, as well as optimal locations for future installation of solar panels.
A smart car park management system has also been installed to monitor parking demand from residents and visitors. It is also programmed to control the number of lots for visitors during peak and non-peak hours to ensure sufficient lots for residents. These would benefit nearby residences such as those from The Terrace EC (executive condo) and the Waterwoods EC.
Punggol Northshore will also have a smart pneumatic waste conveyance system which monitors waste disposal and recycling patterns and volumes. The data collected will help improve the design of collection bins and vary the frequency of waste and recyclables collection based on the volume collected.
Common areas will have sensor-controlled smart lighting, equipped with tools to analyse human traffic patterns.