WOHA’s first high-rise reinvents the tropical tower through re-imagining the curtain wall as a climatic device. Here, the bay window element allows the cool winds of the monsoon to naturally ventilate contemporary apartments even when it is raining. The monsoon window reinterprets in aluminium a bamboo device from the Borneo longhouses. The monsoon window is incorporated into a composition of repeated different functional facade elements – planter boxes, overhangs, sunshades – a design strategy of repeated, artfully distributed components which has been explored in subsequent projects.
President's Design Award - Design of the Year
Awarded by the DesignSingapore Council and Urban Redevelopment Authority
Aga Khan Award for Architecture - Winner
Awarded by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.
ArcAsia Awards for Architecture - Special Recognition
Category A-2: Multiple-Family Residential, awarded by ArcAsia
FIABCI Prix d'Excellence - Winner
Residential Category, awarded by the International Real Estate Federation
ar+d Awards - Commendation
Awarded by The Architectural Review
Cityscape Architectural Review Awards 2004, Dubai - Commendation
Residential Building Category, awarded by Cityscape & The Architectural Review
7th SIA Architectural Design Awards 2004 - Design Award
Residential Projects/Apartments & Condominiums Category, awarded by the Singapore Institute of Architects