Forest Woods

Forest Woods

Project Details

Project Name: Forest Woods
Development Company Name: Serangoon Green Pte Ltd
Joint-Venture Partnerships: A joint venture between City Developments Limited, Hong Leong Holdings Limited and TID Pte. Ltd.
Architect: DCA Architects Pte Ltd
Main Contractor: Ssangyong Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd
Location: Outside Central Region

Total Gross Floor Area (sqft): 46205.5
Number of Residential Units: 519
Type of Area: Strata

Description of Project: 1. 5-min walk to Serangoon MRT Interchange and NEX shopping mall

2. Over 60 facilities including 75m Pool, 150m Adventure Zone, 3-level Clubhouse and 24-hr Gym

3. Exclusive Welcome Lobby with residential services

Official Project Website: N.A.
URL for Virtual Tour: N.A.
Completion Status: Completed Project (TOP)

Unit Allocation

Property Category: Condominium / Apartment
1 + Study: 69
2 Bedrooms: 126
2 + Study: 76
3 Bedrooms: 192
4 Bedrooms: 53
5 Bedrooms or more: 3





Landscape Excellence

Landscape Aesthetic Values: The landscape concept is to bringing the forest into the urban by using trees, palms and shrubs that are native to South East Asia region to re-wild the environment and to repopulate the area with a diverse range of tropical species. At the end, the forest is slowly emerging into the building.

Social & Cultural Values: Enter Forest Woods via the luxurious Welcome Lobby and be warmly greeted by the friendly Residential Host. They are on hand to assist in planning the perfect day through a range of thoughtfully crafted Residential Services catered just for the residents. Inside the Welcome Lobby, a WIFI Lounge has also been designed for wireless surfing convenience.

Over at the 3-level clubhouse, different levels of enjoyment await. On level B1, celebrate birthdays, festivals or a gathering of friends at the Function Hall or the Gourmet Hall that comes with a well-equipped gourmet kitchen.

On level 1, be delighted by tons of leisure activities – take in a novel at the Reading Lounge, challenge your friends to a game of pool at the Games Lounge, or enjoy the big screen without leaving home at the Karaoke/ Screening Lounge.

On level 2, work out smart at the 24-hour Indoor Gymnasium fully equipped with smart gym equipment. The 24-hour gym also provides oxygenated water to keep you hydrated during your workout.

Livability & Wellness: Indulge in a landscape both azure blue and eco green. Take a dip in the 50-metre lap pool, part of the 75-metre waterscape meandering through the development, leading to a walk in the woods underneath the soft shade of leafy trees. Venture forth a little more into the forestscape and you will discover multiple spa pools where you can soak and be mesmerised by the tranquility of its lush foliage.

Let your kids be kids at the awesome 150m Adventure Zone. They’ll find an array of exciting features waiting to engage and entertain them. Here, they can zip through the air on the Flying Fox, splash around and cool down at the Kids’ Pool and have a thoroughly good time at the Mound Playground. Engage your sense of sight, sound and smell at the four Sensory Garden Pods – Whistling Garden Pod, Colourful Garden Pod, Herbs Garden Pod and Scent Garden Pod. Then indulge in joyful activities including dining and farming at four more Recreation Pods – BBQ Party Pod, Teppanyaki Dining Pod, Urban Farming Pod and Pets’ Play Pod.

Green Plot Ratio: 6
Landscape Replacement Area (LRA): 84451.65 sqm
Biodiversity and Habitat Creation: NA


Design Excellence

Design Concept: Inspired by the historical context of “Serangoon” which is thought to be derived from the ranggong bird, a species of stork which abounded in the riverine swamps around Serangoon River or the Rangoon River, the development aims to capture the sense of nostalgia and lush shades of forest that is present on the existing site.

Exterior Aesthetics: The architectural language is kept to pure forms, bridging between the landscape and the urban. The box and frame design language takes a humbler approach to complement the landscape, allowing the development to grow into a living forest. The riparian nature of the development immediately stands out among the urban neighbourhood, recreating the experience of a sanctuary landscape in the heart of the Serangoon estate.

The architectural language plays on the tectonics of a simple twisting of the conventional box. This maximizes opportunities for views by steering units towards the low-rise estates surrounding the site. The twisting nature of the development also creates experiential opportunities on the ground level as one move along the paths, heightening the anticipation along a journey of discovery through the forest.

Interior Aesthetics & Finishes: Inspired by the history of the area, and how it used to be a natural place where all the elements were balanced together, the interior wants to reflect this feeling of serenity and peaceful retreat with a resort feeling. With nature as inspiration, and imagining a path through the woods, the interior was inspired by the trees, their rhythm, modularity and texture and walking out of the woods to experience the freshness of the valley, movement and lightness.

Take a pick from 1-Bedroom + study to 4-Bedroom units and 5-Bedroom Penthouses – the wide range of unit types at Forest Woods ensures that there is a home just perfect for everyone. All the residences come with well-appointed spacious interiors. Meticulous design and the selection of high quality finishes and fittings come together to ensure that your home sets a new standard of luxurious living.
Every single day at home becomes better when the home is graced with the finest in branded appliances from Bosch, fittings from grohe and sanitary wares from Duravit.

Facilities: ENTRANCE
Welcome Lobby
Residential Services Counter
WIFI Lounge
Guard House
Arrival Plaza
Cascading Waterwall
Side Gate

Green Stairway
Swing in the Woods
Garden Lounge
Garden Court
Walk in the Woods
Lounge Court
Sunken Garden
Green Water Cascade

Swing Courtyard
Mound Courtyard
Walk in the Garden
Eco Garden

Cozy Heated Pool
Spa in the Woods
Ion Spa Pool
Spa Alcove
Spa Lagoon
50m Lap Pool
Pool Deck
Shallow Pool
Aqua Lounge
Lounge Pavilion
Yoga Lawn
Hammock Lawn
Changing Rooms w/ Steam Bath

BBQ Pavilion 1
Rain Garden
BBQ Pavilion 2
Viewing Deck
Alfresco Lounge
Play House
Flying Fox
Sonic Play
Play Slide
Puzzle Seat
3G Fitness
Mound Playground
Kids’ Splash
Kids’ Pool
Golf Practice
Multi-purpose Court
Bike House

Whistling Garden Pod
Colourful Garden Pod
Herbs Garden Pod
Scent Garden Pod

BBQ Party Pod
Urban Farming Pod
Teppanyaki Dining Pod
Pets’ Play Pod


Level B1
Function Hall
Gourmet Hall

Reading Lounge
Games Lounge

Indoor Gymnasium

Maintainability: 1. Design brief incorporates requirements on designing for buildability & maintainability;
2. Project is assessed under BCA Conquas & QM Scheme;
3. Design considerations made to ease maintenance of building façade (eg. aluminium cladding system, window type) and common areas (eg. Auto water irrigation systems)
4. Provision of OMM to managing agent on standard operations procedure

Design Considerations for Unit Layouts: Majority of the units oriented along north-south direction to minimize east-west solar gain. The 3 and 4-bedroom apartments are strategically placed to offer premium vistas into the landscape decks, pools and water feature areas.


Sustainability Excellence

Ecological & Environmental Values: Passive Cool Design Architecture
• Passive design approach with blocks oriented to minimise direct west-facing apartment units
• Apartments are designed with balconies and other sunshading elements such as horizontal ledges, to reduce glare and solar heat gain within the living spaces

Water Efficiency
• Water efficient fittings with very good ratings provided for all units
• Automatic water taps and flushing systems at common areas
• Use of automatic water efficient irrigation system with rain sensors for minimum 50% of the landscape areas
• Reduce potable water usage by harvesting rainwater and recycling for landscape irrigation

Environmental Friendliness: Attained Greenmark Gold Plus Award

Energy Efficiency
• Energy efficient air-conditioners provided to all units
• Provision of motion sensors to residential blocks’ staircases and common toilets to minimise energy consumption
• Use of energy efficient lighting at the landscape areas and communal facilities
• Use of environmentally friendly gas water heaters in selected units
• Energy efficient lifts with VVVF (Variable Voltage Variable Frequency)
drive and sleep function mode to allow for low starting current
during operation

Environmental Quality and Protection
• Use of environmentally friendly products certified by approved local certification bodies
• Use of low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) paints for all internal walls to reduce indoor air pollution

Other Green Features
• Extensive and dense greenery and landscape areas
• Provision of electrical vehicle charging points
• Provision of community planting area to encourage recreational gardening amongst residents
• Use of pneumatic waste collection and disposal system
• Solar powered refuse bin with compactor at selected communal facilities
• Provision of “Green Corner” to promote recycling and awareness for sustainable best practices

Green Mark Score: Green Mark GoldPlus


Innovation Excellence

Use of Technology: Smart home technology has matured to a stage beyond novelty, to where it becomes a seamless part of your life. A smart home brings together the best of smart home technology to make life better in tangible yet subtle ways.

Smart Home Features:
-Smart Home Center Lite
-Smart Air Conditioner Control
-Smart IP Camera
-Smart Lighting Control
-Smart Door Sensor

Relevance to Community: The smart home features improve efficiency and living standards, enhance security and promote sustainability. Automated control of lights, air conditioners and other appliances not only provide convenience but can help to save electricity.