In March 2019, Pedro Santa, Senior Associate at Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl, brought visitors from Chulalongkorn University’s INDA program to Kampung Admiralty. During the site visit and walkthrough presentation, Pedro explained the project’s performance landscape, ecology, and water management concepts. Kampung Admiralty is an award-winning project (by WOHA Architects) that received the Building of the Year Award in 2018 at the World Architecture Festival. Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl is the Landscape Architect and ABC Waters specialist of the project. In 2013, Pedro Santa participated in the concept stage of Kampung Admiralty, developing stormwater management concepts and strategies of ABC Waters Features integrated into WOHA’s building design.
Photos by PJ Santa on day of site visit, March 2019.
The design expresses a nature-based terracing system that manages rainwater from roof levels down to the ground floor. The built stormwater strategy transforms the building section into a blue-green-garden-building hybrid, with interconnected vertical and horizontal surfaces to manage stormwater.
The finished result sees an integrated design that seamlessly integrates Landscape, ABC Waters strategy, and building facilities into a high-performing network of elements that boost biophilia, ecological values, stormwater performance, and well-being of different age groups, from young to old.
Lead Architect and Qualified Professional
Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl
Landscape Architect & ABC Waters Design Consultant