Honouring the Guardians of Singapore
HomeTeamNS Khatib Clubhouse
Yishun Avenue 2, Singapore

HomeTeamNS, as both recreational club and institution, is meant to honour the contributions of the Singapore Police Force and Singapore Civil Defence Force — the guardians of our nation. Guided by perceptive principles that define a home — security, warmth and trust —HomeTeamNS Khatib Clubhouse’s architecture refreshes the ambience of shared bonding; expressed by the articulate threading of connections and the dissolution of fortified perimeters and frontages.

The design elevates the basic functionality of circulation pathways from purely utilitarian space to an emotional, narrative-laden experience. Such intricate and subtle design gestures contribute in creating a more enriching experience for our users.

Designed as a vessel for the community, the recreation centre dedicates 85% of the built-up area to community-centric facilities, serving as a platform to build a greater sense of camaraderie not only amongst National Servicemen and their families but also with the larger neighborhood of Khatib. Beyond building social resilience, the architectural scheme also focused on contributing to environmental sustainability through the use of passive design strategies. This allowed for the quadruple volume space, which was initially planned for full air-conditioning, to be re-envisioned as a naturally ventilated area. Lush landscaping and smart watering and filtration systems were also implemented.

HomeTeamNS Khatib embodies DP Architect’s firmly rooted design principles in sustainability, technological integration and the prioritizing of wellbeing and people-centric sensitivities in design.

Design team

DP Architects, DP Green