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.
Almost 90% of the site is traffic free
Most extensive user friendly features
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
Ankerite (Pte) Ltd
In Association with:
Office for Metropolitan Architecture
Skyrise Greenery Award Excellence
BCA Construction Excellence Awards
FIABCI World Prix D’ Excellence Awards World Silver
The International Architecture Award Best New Architecture