CapitaLand Residential Singapore and Mitsubishi Estate Asia Pte. Ltd. MEA jointly unveiled their upcoming condominium at Bishan Central recently, which will be designed by renowned international architect Moshe Safdie as a distinctive example of new urban living. Located on a 11,997-squaremetre (129,137 square feet) site in the heart of Bishan Central, one of Singapore’s choice residential areas, the condominium will comprise approximately 500 apartments across two 38-storey towers.
Moshe Safdie has introduced a strong and distinctive stepping form for the condominium, moving past the traditional approach of deploying individual towers to create a three-dimensional matrix of homes, private terraces and public gardens. His design provides for lush vertical greenery, optimal orientation relative to the sun, naturally ventilated units, and generous views.
Instead of independent towers, the condominium’s two towers are linked by three bridging “sky gardens”. This offers opportunities for commonly shared garden and leisure spaces, while giving rise to an overall mass that is porous and open. This non-traditional approach allows air to breeze through and sunlight to penetrate, while maximising views for families and for the community spaces. Residents on the towers’ upper floors will be able to enjoy breathtaking views of the lush greenery of Bishan Park. At ground level, 70% of the site area will be developed into a series of lush gardens, outdoor event rooms, swimming pools, and walking paths for residents to enjoy their leisure hours.
Mr Safdie added: “While providing an unprecedented quality of life, mitigating a sense of density and concentration and maximising contact with nature, the complex also results in a village-like clustering of residential units, echoing hillside developments and the integration of architecture and plant life into a singular experience. Carefully-considered design features have greatly expanded family and community space amenities, in part by providing generous community gardens and outdoor spaces on the ground and in the air as well as individual penthouse-like roof terraces and gardens for more than one-third of the individual residences.”
CapitaLand Residential Singapore acquired the site at Bishan Central for S$550.1 million through a government land sales tender in February 2011. CapitaLand Residential Singapore holds a 75% equity stake in the project while MEA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd. (“MEC”), holds the remaining 25% equity stake. CapitaLand will be the lead development manager for the project, responsible for the full spectrum of sales and marketing, product design and development, and project management.
Design and development works are in progress and the condominium is targeted to be launched for sale in the first half of 2012. Temporary Occupation Permit for the condominium is expected to be obtained in 2015.
Unit Types and Facilities: Buyers will have a choice of apartment types, namely one-bedroom-plus-study, two-bedroom, two-bedroom-plus-study, three-bedroom and four-bedroom units. The units range from approximately 680 square feet to 3,000 square feet in size. Residents will enjoy a full suite of recreational facilities, including a 50-metre lap pool, leisure pools, children’s pool, play areas, a tennis court, barbeque pits, function rooms, karaoke rooms and a gymnasium.
Accessibility: The condominium is located is a five-minute walk to the Bishan transportation hub comprising the Bishan bus interchange and Bishan MRT interchange station (North- South Line and Circle Line). It is close to retail, entertainment and recreational facilities such as Junction 8 shopping mall and Bishan Park, as well as reputable local and international schools like "Raffles Institution" (www.ri.edu.sg), Catholic High School, the Australian International School and Stamford American International School.
Construction workers complete work on the roof of the Singapore ArtScience Museum on February 8, 2011 at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Designed by renowned architect Moshe Safdie, the 50,000 sqft, lotus- inspired building, is the worlds first ArtScience Museum and will house 21 galleries.
The large roof dish collects rain water which falls through the center atrium of the building as a waterfall, at night the roof then transforms into an amphitheatre displaying a light and laser show with the Singapore skyline as a backdrop.
The museum is set to open to the public on the 17th of February at 1.18 pm, the time chosen by the projects Feng Shui master.
The Sands SkyPark is an awe-inspiring engineering wonder. This unique structural masterpiece, designed by visionary architect Moshe Safdie, floats atop the three soaring Marina Bay Sands hotel towers 200m in the sky.
Stretching longer than the Eiffel Tower laid down or four and a half A380 Jumbo Jets, with an impressive 12,400 square meters of space, the Sands SkyPark can host up to 3900 people. The gravity-defying cantilever is one of the largest of its kind in the world. From this privileged observation deck, hundreds of visitors at a time can feast their eyes on the unforgettable panorama view.
It extends to form the one of the world's largest public cantilevers with the Sands SkyPark pool and Observation Deck open, take in the astounding features!
200 meters in the sky
Landscaped gardens are home to 250 types trees and 650 types of plants
12,400 square meters of space big enough to fit three football fields
Exclusive restaurants including The Sky on 57, helmed by Singapore's celebrity chef Justin Quek
A spectacular public observation deck that can host hundreds of people
A 150-meter infinity swimming pool, the world's largest outdoor pool at that height
Home to luxury rooftop restaurants and lounges, the Sands SkyPark will offer exclusive perks to hotel guests and a taste of the good life to lucky visitors. Whether you come for a gourmet meal, a refreshing cocktail, or to simply revel in the unsurpassed views of Singapore and the new national Gardens By The Bay, you will be forever captivated by the spellbinding Sands SkyPark.