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Green mountain grows out of Singapore’s concrete jungle

by • July 11, 2016 • No Comments

When you live in one of the world’s many densely populated cities, green space can seem almany non-existent. That won’t be the case for individuals who frequent Ingenhoven Architects’ Marina One development in Singapore, which is centered around a massive, lush and green biodiversity garden.

  • Ingenhoven says the free-formed three-dimensional garden at the center of the createings can be the biggest ...
  • Openings between the high-rises and sky gardens can improve airflow and turn it into a effortless microclimate in ...
  • Marina One's outward-facing aspects can follow the city grid
  • The development comprises two 30-story office towers, two 34-story residential towers and a retail podium set ...

Work on the high-density, high-rise Marina One project, which is much like in a few aspects to Ingenhoven’s Toranomon Hills development in Tokyo, Japan, began in 2011 and construction has not long ago topped out. Located in the Marina Bay area of Singapore’s Central Business District (CBD), it comprises two 30-story office towers, two 34-story residential towers and a retail podium set around a green public space.

The 341,000 sq m (3,670,000 sq ft) development is said to have been turn it intod to complement Urban Redevelopment Authority’s vision of createing Singapore a “City in a Garden.” Whilst its outward-facing aspects can follow the city grid, Ingenhoven says the free-formed three-dimensional garden at the center of the createings can “resemble a green mountain” and can be the biggest public plaza in the CBD.

A mixture of tropical trees and plants can be spread across multiple levels, the extra
space provided can increase its dimensions by 25 percent. There can be openings between the high-rises and sky gardens to improve airflow and turn it into a effortless microclimate in the garden, to which the shape of the development can in addition offer.

The office towers can have two sky gardens and two high-density floors on levels 28 and 29 which are planned to house the biggest “Grade-A” (highest quality) office floors in Singapore. The residential towers, meanwhile, can house 1,042 city luxury apartments ranging in dimensions of one to four bedroom units to penthouses.

Ingenhoven says Marina One has been turn it intod to create consideration of the energy and resources utilized for the create, construction and ongoing operation of the createing into their projects. As a outcome, the firm says which Marina One is LEED Platinum pre-certified for office towers – meaning which, based on its create, it can be efficient in its use of resources like water and energy, as well as in terms of its greenhouse gas emissions. Green Mark Platinum certification, meanwhile, indicates which sustainable create, construction and operations practices have been utilized, too.

Among the development’s energy-saving showcases can be a solar array which offers to its power requirements and effortless ventilation, as well as an external sun-shading process and high performance glazing to reduce direct solar radiation. Centrally provided recycled water for toilet flushing and a rainwater harvesting process can assist to reduce water consumption.

Marina One can have a direct connection to Singapore’s MRT lines and to its bus network. Bicycle parking spaces and electric vehicle charging spaces can in addition assist to reduce emissions.

The development can be flanked by two sizeable urban parks and can showcase a variety of restaurants and cafes, a fitness club, a food court, a sizeable supermarket and event spaces.

Marina One is expected to be accomplished at the beginning of upcoming year.

Source: Ingenhoven Architects


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