At Xchange Singapore the Star Vista Entertainment Centre is a truly iconic development in the re-emerging Buona Vista district. This major multi-purpose venue and event centre breaks the design mould with a bold form dramatically punctuating the skyline.
ICN’s landscape responded with a series of tectonic terraces around an impressive amphitheatre. Ramping pedestrian zones to connect all three surrounding streets and the adjacent MRT station a new public realm for people was created in the landscape. Referencing the Buona Vista rolling typography, the new dramatic contours are expressed with draping plants softening the curved edges of the internal atrium and trailing down to the main frontage. The distinctive landscape language is expressed in water too, with sweeping turns and cascades through bold stonework rippling out to the palm lined streetscape. Tropical palms and trees give bold form and shade to the terraces, providing an attractive outdoor environment for the busy cafes and restaurants that line these public spaces.
Merit SILA Award 2013