IGS – Nothing more, nothing less…..nothing else! In response to the brief for distinct Offices, Hotel & Club rooms, WOHA created a series of different strata, each with its own sky garden. This project was originally featured in FuturArc, July-August 2017, Vol 55. 0000181532 00000 n This is in line with Singapore’s Master Plan 2032, which has long underscored the importance of greenery for a quality living environment. Woha was founded by Wong Mun Summ and Richard Hassell, whose track record in design innovation is perhaps one of the strongest in Asia. 0000172893 00000 n In response to the brief for distinct Offices, Hotel & Club rooms, WOHA created a series of different strata, each with its own sky garden. 0000002316 00000 n The Scalpel: An elegant addition to the city... Trosifol® Case Study: Chapultepec UNO R509, Mexico City. 0000004457 00000 n 0000217068 00000 n 0000217669 00000 n An up-close look at one of the Oasia Hotel’s green walls. A project by Nicola Zema. 0000002663 00000 n Its exterior includes 21 species of climbing plants on its facade. 0000004505 00000 n The tower’s red aluminum mesh cladding is designed as a backdrop that reveals itself in between 21 different species of creepers, with colourful flowers interspersed among green leaves, providing food for the birds and insects. Hence, the architect stacked the three L-shaped blocks and flipped each of them to opposite corners for different views that overlook a sky terrace (at the 6th, 12th, 21st and 27th story). Aluminum & Glazing: Jinyue Aluminium Engineering (S) Pte Ltd. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. With butting planters on every story (a total of 1,793 planter boxes on the façade), the aim is to wrap Oasia in a layer of green foliage with a variety of bright flowers. It has been edited down for length. 5 0 obj <> endobj xref Pool & Water Features: Yi Wee Pools and Fountains Pte Ltd 0000465519 00000 n 0000070957 00000 n 0000235795 00000 n 0000229013 00000 n Closely overlooked by surrounding towers, the tower carves out its own internal spaces and dynamic views instead of relying on external vistas for visual interest. 0000221958 00000 n 0000012448 00000 n Achieving an overall Green Plot Ratio of 1,100%, the tower is conceived as a haven for birds and animals, reintroducing biodiversity into the city. The Oasia Hotel Downtown, designed by Woha, a Singapore-based architectural firm, is one of the most stunning skyscrapers in Asia. 0000468692 00000 n Can a skyscraper in a dense urban setting become a habitat for biodiversity? Unlike the sleek and sealed skyscrapers that evolved out of the temperate west, this tropical “living tower” offers an alternative image to the sleek technology of the genre. 0000187290 00000 n IGS Autumn 2020 Asia-Pacific Special Issue Now Available Online, IGS Magazine’s Copywriting and Editing Service. 0000465492 00000 n Rising in the midst of concrete and glass, the hotel boasts a distinctive permeable crimson steel façade (25,490 square meters) that encourages biodiversity against an otherwise harsh, concrete backdrop. Achieving an overall Green Plot Ratio of 1,100%, the tower is conceived as a haven for birds and animals, reintroducing biodiversity into the city. 0000174439 00000 n Client: Far East SOHO Pte Ltd Photo by K Kopter. Copyright © 2020 Architizer, Inc. All rights reserved. Interior Design: Studio Patricia Urquiola %PDF-1.3 %���� A verdant tower of green in the heart of Singapore’s dense Central Business District (CBD), Oasia Hotel Downtown is a prototype of land use intensification for the urban tropics. 0000014598 00000 n 0000006097 00000 n 0000008662 00000 n The façade mesh creates a veil, absorbing heat and providing up to 60 percent shade. 0000227034 00000 n This vegetated outer skin also seeks to transform and soften the surrounding landscape by offering visual relief. With the aim of creating a biophilic environment, Oasia’s shell visually and psychologically engages guests, staff and the occupants of surrounding buildings. 0000011434 00000 n Nature by Design: the Practice of Biophilic Design. 0000071093 00000 n 0000225261 00000 n 0000014341 00000 n 0000013203 00000 n 0000007841 00000 n Located in the heart of the Tanjong Pagar district, the Oasia Hotel Downtown stands out on the urban landscape of concrete, steel and glass thanks to its unique silhouette covered in lush greenery that constitutes a vertical garden. Wong Mun Summ, Richard Hassell, Phua Hong Wei, Bernard Lee, Kim Young Beom, Evelyn Ng, Christina Ong, Huang Yue, Larissa Tan, Chen Shunann, Iyan Mulyadi, Oscar Korintus, Victoria Meadows, Simopoulou Olympia Konstantinou, Donovan Soon, Ang Chow Hwee, Dennis Kwek. Embracing living systems of lush greenery, the building is eco-friendly, humane and livable. The hotel-in-the-tower has sprouted ever taller since the Waldorf Astoria relocated to a 47-storey skyscraper in 1931; this was the tallest example of the type in the world until Stalin’s Hotel Ukrainia was completed in 1957. 0000012948 00000 n To maximize their adaptability, the species have been arranged on an elevation that aligns with their preferred growing conditions (amount of sunlight, resilience to wind and growth speed). 0000012182 00000 n 0000218244 00000 n 0000013314 00000 n 0000015275 00000 n 0000467959 00000 n 0000215629 00000 n Unlike the sleek and sealed skyscrapers that evolved out of the temperate west, this tropical “living tower” offers an alternative image to the sleek technology of the genre. 0000466366 00000 n 0000228247 00000 n Biophilic design is about creating good habitat for people as a biological organism…. Unlike the sleek and sealed skyscrapers that evolved out of the temperate west, this tropical “living tower” offers an alternative image to the sleek technology of the genre. This feature is for industry professionals. The creepers will form a mosaic with each type taking over its most suitable conditions of light, shade and wind. By continuing to browse this site you accept the, https://www.interface.com/US/en-US/privacy-policy. The tower’s red aluminum mesh cladding is designed as a backdrop that reveals itself in between 21 different species of creepers, with colourful flowers interspersed among green leaves, providing food for the birds and insects. Instead of a flat roof, the skyscraper is crowned with a tropical bower; floral, diverse, soft and alive. 5 101 0000004409 00000 n 0000004651 00000 n Electrical: Kimta Electric Pte Ltd Each sky garden is treated as an urban scale verandah, sheltered at high level by the preceding sky garden and open sided for formal and visual transparency. 0000071486 00000 n Team: Wong Mun Summ, Richard Hassell, Phua Hong Wei, Bernard Lee, Kim Young Beom, Evelyn Ng, Christina Ong, Huang Yue, Larissa Tan, Chen Shunann, Iyan Mulyadi, Oscar Korintus, Victoria Meadows, Simopoulou Olympia Konstantinou, Donovan Soon, Ang Chow Hwee, Dennis Kwek The Oasia Hotel Downtown breathes life into the upper reaches of the Central Business District’s skyline. The openness also allows breezes to pass through the building for good cross-ventilation. 0000004553 00000 n 'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+"://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); Culture of craft brewery in the “Beer” exhibition designed by Form Us With Love at Spritmuseum, Fiora presents its Bathroom trends at Cersaie 2019: combination of materials and block colour, Bonaldo presents its new 2015 beds catalogue, Winners Announced for the best designed restaurants and bars in the world, the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2019, Tremme Rubinetterie presents the 5MM taps collection. 0000172920 00000 n IGS  is one of the leading magazines in the glass industry bringing you the latest news, technologies and developments in the architectural glass and facade design and construction field. A verdant tower of green in the heart of Singapore’s dense Central Business District (CBD), Oasia Hotel Downtown is a prototype of land use intensification for the urban tropics. Our subscribers enjoy content from authentic leaders of the industry, featuring amazing architecture predominantly focused on glass, with exclusive content that is rarely obtainable elsewhere. Your email address will not be published. 0000243767 00000 n Manufacturers: Falcon, Hansgrohe, Relex Illumination Pte Ltd, TMG Projects, Technolite, Hemsley Holding It addresses the loss of green spaces in the urban fabric by achieving an overall greenery replacement of more than 10 times the site area. 0000015162 00000 n The Oasia Hotel in the central business district Singapore is by all means and standards a unique project, redefining what a high-rise can be in humid tropical climates. Together with 33 different species of trees, there are a total of 54 species of plants within the tower that is able to support an ecosystem. 0000047024 00000 n The architecture firm is in contact with relevant institutions for measurements and data collection to evaluate  the building’s energy performance and other sustainable features. 0000467931 00000 n Case Studies: Kettal furnishes the Oasia Hotel Downtown in Singapore 16 febrero, 2017 Located in the heart of the Tanjong Pagar district, the Oasia Hotel Downtown stands out on the urban landscape of concrete, steel and glass thanks to its unique silhouette covered in lush greenery that constitutes a …

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