Vertical stacking balances density, privacy
At first glance, the dramatic stacking of 31 blocks is striking and huge at 8 hectares. Yet, the living environment manages to retain a sense of privacy and openness. Eight interconnected courtyards are set amidst lush greenery, filled with way-finding and barrier free access features, to create a community feel.
The challenge was to create a conducive environment with an expanse of space for living within an unconventional built form. These were achieved through meticulous planning of circulation paths in a hierarchical order, with deliberate planting in sky terraces and courtyards, to create the human scale.
At A Glance
Location: 180 Depot Road, Singapore
Completion: 13 Sep 2013
In Association with:
Office for Metropolitan Architecture
Almost 90% of the site is traffic free
Most extensive user friendly features
World Architecture Festival Awards World Building of the Year
The International Architecture Award Best New Architecture
FIABCI World Prix D’ Excellence Awards World Silver
BCA Construction Excellence Awards