A new kind of high density living
A winning entry from an international competition, the design redefines public housing, showing that high density living can be liveable. It initiates an innovative typology of public communal spaces metaphorically reclaimed from the air. Social, political and cultural issues are addressed with simplicity and clarity.
High-density living balances with the human scale
At A Glance
Location: 1 Cantonment Road, Singapore
Completion: 13 May 2010
Housing and Development Board
In Association with:
Arc Studio Architecture + Urbanism Pte Ltd
A powerful sculptural skyline
SIA Architectural Design Awards
ULI Global Awards For Excellence
ARCASIA Awards for Architecture
Cityscape Global Awards Highly Commended
The challenge was to design housing at an unprecedented height and density that had to be beautiful and open, yet efficient. Extensive research helped to develop the simplest and most elegant approach. The final design addressed both aesthetics and the pragmatic, creating a new form of urbanism.