Beach Road Singapore development, Downtown building images, Eco-quarter architecture design

Singapore Development : Beach Road Buildings

Beach Road District property design by Foster + Partners Architects

14 Sep 2007

New mixed-use district, Beach Road

Architects: Foster + Partners

International Architecture Competition win

Singapore Development - Beach Road
image : Foster + Partners

Beach Road District Singapore

Foster + Partners have won an international competition to design a highly sustainable mixed-use scheme for Beach Road in Singapore.

Occupying an entire city block between the Marina Center and the Civic District, the scheme will create a 150,000 square meter eco-quarter in downtown Singapore that continues the Singaporean ideal of the ‘city in a garden’ with its lush planting and sky gardens.

A generous canopy protects the public realm at ground level, buffering the spaces beneath from the extremes of the tropical climate. Above the canopy rises a vertical city of clustered Developments.

Beach Road Singapore Beach Road Singapore
images : Foster + Partners

The scheme incorporates commercial, residential, retail and two high end hotels, as well as a direct ‘green’ link to an MRT station. Offering a light and comfortable environment, Beach Road will provide an exemplar sustainable quarter for Singapore. The design has the potential to achieve the Green Mark Platinum Rating.

The canopy is articulated by ribbon-forms that flex above the primary circulation routes and public spaces and dip near the edges – reflecting the changes of use beneath it. The ribbons rise up the exposed east and west elevations of the Developments where they form a series of vertical louvres.

These filter the sun and provide a framework for the planting which will transform the Developments into a series of vertically linked green spaces. The buildings’ forms and slanted facades are oriented to catch the prevailing winds and direct air flow down to cool the ground level spaces.”

Beach Road Singapore – images / information from Foster + Partners 2007

Singapore Development architect : Norman Foster of Foster + Partners

Location: Asia Square, Singapore, south east Asia

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image courtesy of architecture office
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