Elevated along Kent Ridge an old condominium site provided the opportunity for new high density housing. Envisaged as a ‘vertical village’ with over one thousand units by Architect Ole Scheeren, the buildings rise from the green folds of the Southern Ridges. The eight hectare site connected Kent Ridge Park with Telok Blangah Park within Singapore’s ‘greenbelt’. Proximity to parks and ridge were key drivers in our development of the initial landscape concept.
From the hexagonal building mass a landscape spatial arrangement of airy openness was developed linking each residences to their surroundings. Challenging “normal” city condominium living, blending the unique architectural form with communal landscapes created a series of shared living spaces throughout the blocks at all levels. These living landscapes provide a beautiful counterpoint to the built form using a landscape concept of “the forest strata” weaving living green throughout the levels in four layers; basement, ground, mid levels and roof. This landscape offers a multitude of social, recreation, leisure and environmental opportunities for the wide array of residents.
Merit SLAA 2013
Exellence Skyrise Greenery Award 2015
LEAF Award 2013