This 36-storey residential tower is designed to create houses in the sky. Residents come home via a garden lift lobby, and can use the cantilevered skygardens as spillout spaces as an extension of the compact apartments. For over a decade, the green wall along these sky gardens was the world’s tallest green wall. The design, integrating sun shading elements and creeper screens positions itself as a blurry, green, domestically scaled, and spatially engaging environment, rather than a sealed, hermetic, abstract object.
The area of vegetation exceeds 130% of the total site – this achievement within a normal commercial budget led to the planning authority legislating for 100% replacement green in Singapore, a policy which has transformed the city in the intervening decade. This first resolution of the skygarden with structure, circulation and plan has been subsequently adopted across the city, and now the region, in numerous developments.