The Pinnacle@Duxton

A new kind of high density living

The Project

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

Area: 235,957 m2

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

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.