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Harbourfront Tower

1 Harbourfront Place

Harbourfront Tower 1 and 2, and Keppel Bay Tower, reflect the unique character of an entire waterfront district, while upholding the modern image of a city within a city   The height constraints imposed by the existing cable car operations and the preservation of existing vistas from Mount Faber led to a design response that maximizes the views of the waterfront and Mount Faber. Glass twin towers flanking the cable car towers were created, using glazed facades extensively to offer breathtaking views of the sea and city from within. The resultant architecture is one that embodies functional elegance and stately presence.   Besides vehicular connectivity, an internal network of pedestrianized bridges and linkways are already in place to enhance the existing circulation, allowing for convenient movement within the district. Although the waterfront locale offers a natural backdrop, a park-like ambience was also infused into the office development. Water is a key characteristic of the existing landscape and is echoed through the introduction of reflective ponds with small fountains, while the sidewalks and courtyard spaces are adorned with lush greenery. This inclusion of courtyards is an important design element as it not only serves to reduce building mass effectively, but also makes the buildings more accessible and conducive to the public and staff alike.

Harbourfront Tower 1 and 2, and Keppel Bay Tower, reflect the unique character of an entire waterfront district, while upholding the modern image of a city within a city

 

The height constraints imposed by the existing cable car operations and the preservation of existing vistas from Mount Faber led to a design response that maximizes the views of the waterfront and Mount Faber. Glass twin towers flanking the cable car towers were created, using glazed facades extensively to offer breathtaking views of the sea and city from within.

The resultant architecture is one that embodies functional elegance and stately presence.

 

Besides vehicular connectivity, an internal network of pedestrianized bridges and linkways are already in place to enhance the existing circulation, allowing for convenient movement within the district.

Although the waterfront locale offers a natural backdrop, a park-like ambience was also infused into the office development. Water is a key characteristic of the existing landscape and is echoed through the introduction of reflective ponds with small fountains, while the sidewalks and courtyard spaces are adorned with lush greenery.

This inclusion of courtyards is an important design element as it not only serves to reduce building mass effectively, but also makes the buildings more accessible and conducive to the public and staff alike.

  • FIRM

    DCA Architects Pte Ltd

  • Type

    Offices

  • Area Size

    84048 Sqm

  • Design Style

    Modern

  • Architect / Designer

    DCA Architects Pte Ltd

  • Location

    Singapore

  • Status

    Completed

  • Year

    2003

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