The Build-to-Order project is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2021. The project was planned and designed by the HDB’s in-house team of planners, architects and engineers, It is also one of 18 HDB projects to have been designed with roofs that will allow for fast and easy installation of solar panels.
Woodleigh Glen boasts three levels of green community spaces (urban verandas, community farms and butterfly gardens) and a 200m-long sky terrace on the 10th storey. The sky terrace contains sheltered pavilions for birdwatching in the direction of Bidadari Hill Park.
Net-Zero Energy Building (NZEB@SDE) will be a new addition to the existing three buildings of the NUSSchool of Design and Environment. The new building, which will be completed in early 2019, will function as a living laboratory to promote research collaboration with public agencies and industry partners.
With a gross floor area of 8,514 square metres, it will house a mix of research laboratories, test-bedding facade, design studios, as well as teaching and common learning spaces. It will also include a 3D Scanning Laboratory, the NUS-JTC Industrial Infrastructure Innovation Centre and the NUS-CDL Smart Green Home.
Conceptualised by the NUS School of Design and Environment, the NZEB@SDE is designed to be climate-responsive with net-zero energy consumption. The six-storey building will feature a range of green building designs, such as harnessing solar energy, hybrid cooling approach, natural ventilation and lighting.
One key aspect of the NZEB@SDE is its contemporary architecture design which demonstrates a deep understanding of the tropical climate of Singapore. The design concept incorporates a large overhanging roof, which together with the double facades on the East and West of the building, shade it from the sun’s heat and provide a cooler interior.
The building design also makes use of the architectural concept of “floating boxes”, where its shallow plan depth and porous layout allows for cross-breezes, natural lighting and views to the outdoors. Weather permitting, rooms can also be opened to natural breezes, and air conditioning is used only where it is needed, reducing the electricity usage of the building. The result is an architecture that seeks to offer a deeply biophillic experience that connects NUS staff and students to the campus’ natural surroundings.
NZEB@SDE is also designed to consume only as much energy as it produces. This is made possible by harvesting solar energy using more than 1,200 solar photovoltaic panels installed on the roof. On days when there is insufficient solar energy, the building will draw energy from the power grid. Over the course of the year, the net amount taken from the grid will be zero – achieving net-zero energy consumption.
Autobahn Motors' ABM Building houses 60 exotic, vintage and super cars as well as multiple event spaces. The 15-storey building is quipped to perhaps be the largest super car “vending machine” and it dispenses Ferraris, Lamborghinis and more.
The tablet controlled automated system is known as AIMS. AIMS stands for Automotive Inventory Management System, and is the brainchild of Gary and Jack Hong, who own Autobahn Motors.
Customers on ground level can select from a touchscreen display which car they wish to see. Voila! The car then arrives within a minute or two later.
Wing Tai Asia and Metro have jointly developed and launched The Crest, a new luxury residential condominium project located at Prince Charles Crescent.
With three iconic 23-storey towers and four 5-storey blocks, the design of The Crest was created by award-winning architect Toyo Ito, who has won the PRITZKER ARCHITECTURE PRIZE LAUREATE 2013. Ito has also designed CapitalGreen on Market Street and VivoCity.
The design of The Crest represents an appreciation for timeless design, an intimacy of architecture and nature, and a celebration of life’s many peaks.
The Crest has been created to provide a bright and airy living environment with magnificient views. Sky planters that are part of the architecture promote passive cooling and complement the lush landscaping and water features.
With its close proximity to Orchard Road and the Central Business District (CBD), The Crest will appeal to savvy investors and discerning homebuyers who are seeking quality residences in a quiet, mature neighbourhood that has excellent access to public transportation networks and modern lifestyle amenities of the city.
The Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) building located by the fringe of the Central Business District is a contemporary translation of the traditional 3-tiered unity of 'earth', 'people' and 'sky' elements in Chinese architecture. Its principal architect is DP Architects Pte Ltd.
SCCC will be celebrating its official opening with an 8-days Cultural Extravaganza from 20th of May. The extravaganza will include cultural workshops on puppetry, crosstalk, Chinese opera, and performances by local arts and culture groups.
The architectural expression of SCCC took its cues from the composition of elements and varied textures of a Chinese landscape painting. The play of composition, texture, decoration and symbolism in the different stacked zones softens the building expression. The façade is read as a progression of illustration from bottom to top, distinctive in their treatment, yet coherent as a statement.
SCCC is a non-profit organisation that aims to develop Singapore Chinese culture and promote racial harmony. They hope to reach out to Chinese and non-Chinese residents, new immigrants and the youths through a wide range of carefully planned activities.
The long-awaited S$110 million SCCC building on Straits Boulevard aims to preserve traditions, promote innovation in ideas, and enrich the multi-faceted nature of Chinese culture in Singapore.
Attempting to reinterpret history from a contemporary perspective is never an easy feat. However, for the design competition that sought to redevelop the Singapore Red Cross House earlier this year, the design team at ONG&ONG did just that with a winning design proposal that addressed the main historical and programmatic considerations of the brief, updating the Red Cross House with a fresh, new look and addressing its historical legacy along the way.
For the SRC – an organisation with a seventy-year heritage and history rooted in local and international humanitarian efforts – the design team at ONG&ONG faced a twofold requirement that demanded a preservation of the original Red Cross House structure and an introduction of a new building within the existing site. The final design, more than just blending the old and the new, had to reflect the spirit of the organisation and meet and anticipate the current and future needs of the Singapore Red Cross.
As part of the design proposal, ONG&ONG’s design team introduced a new building that took full advantage of its site, while referencing SRC’s nostalgic and rich past, and its existing building’s surrounding context. Thus, the team proposed to restore the original Red Cross House building to its initial 2-storey form and convert it into a space for the Red Cross Academy and a thrift store, adding a new 10-storey office tower and connecting the existing and new structures via a landscaped plaza and a detached office lift core.
The new and the old buildings convey the history and legacy of the Singapore Red Cross in a variety of ways. The tower is unmistakably indicative of its organisation from the very first glance – the north and south façades feature the Red Cross’s colour scheme in a composition of concrete geometric fins, folded like paper planes and forming the organisation’s distinctive logo. Meanwhile, the original structure reminds of its days of glory, with a restored shape and proportion that recalls the building as it used to be decades ago.
The developer of Tanjong Pagar Centre is pinning its hopes on its latest development to be at the heart of efforts to rejuvenate the Tanjong Pagar District.
At 290 metres high, Tanjong Pagar Centre is set to be Singapore’s tallest building. The mixed-use development will combine 890,000 square feet of office space, 100,000 square feet of retail, a park with more than 200 hotel rooms and 181 residences.
UOB Plaza, Republic Plaza and One Raffles Place are about 280 metres high.
London-based Heatherwick Studio collaborated with local firm CPG Consultants on the Learning Hub, a new eight-storey teaching facility at Nanyang Technological University.
To avoid creating "miles of corridors linking box-like lecture rooms", the building was designed as a cluster of tapered towers surrounding an expansive atrium. The idea was to combine learning facilities with social spaces including balconies, gardens and open-air corridors, to encourage as many opportunities for staff and student interactions as possible.
The 12 towers, which each taper inwards towards the base, accommodate a total of 56 oval classrooms. According to the designers, the non-hierarchal round shape – without any corners or obvious fronts or backs – will encourage more collaborative learning.
Clad with curved concrete panels, the towers feature irregular horizontal stripes that were created using 10 adjustable silicone moulds. This texture lends each tower the look of a root vegetable, although the designers liken the appearance with wet clay.
Balconies extend around the inside of the towers and get larger towards the top of the building, offering views into the atrium. This space is naturally ventilated, allowing air to circulate throughout.
The towers are raised off the ground on 61 angled concrete columns, each featuring an undulating surface texture, and small areas of planting surround many of them.
Meanwhile, the concrete walls surrounding the stair and elevator cores slotted between the towers have been embossed with over 700 drawings by illustrator Sara Fanelli, depicting images from science, art and literature.
The project forms part of a wider campus redevelopment for Nanyang Technological University which, with over 33,000 students, is one of Singapore's largest public universities.