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ADDP Architects unveils sustainable high-rise twin towers overlooking conserved buildings in Singapore

June 3, 2020

Singapore-headquartered ADDP Architects has unveiled plans and renderings for its Avenue South Residences project, located in the upcoming Greater Southern Waterfront precinct that is touted to become one of the most sought-after live-work-play neighbourhoods in the country when it’s completed in 2026. It aims to be an innovative and eco-conscious residential district that is anchored by two, 56-storey prefabricated skyscrapers, Avenue South Residences that sits amid five historically preserved Art Deco buildings in the lush green setting of Silat Avenue and the historical KTM Rail Coordinator area.

The towers also feature the most advanced approach to sustainable PPVC construction, expertise championed by ADDP. Before assemblage, 80% of each module for Avenue South Residences was created off-site, with each module only requiring to be stacked and joined together on-site.

The project symbolises ADDP Architects’ innate ability to fuse futuristic and ecologically-conscious modern housing while paying homage to the heritage of Singapore.

Avenue South Residences provides the backdrop to conserved Art Deco buildings.

To pay homage to the area’s biodiversity, ADDP Architects has designed inclusive and biophilic community spaces surrounded by a majestic canopy of conserved trees. The tall twin-towers stand out with their elegant simplicity and sharp lines coupled with rhythmically located pockets of sky terraces. A textured fabric is expressed through the repetition of wood-coloured vertical screens, offering a sun-shading application.

Lush sky terraces inserted into the facade design of the two skyscrapers serve to break down the scale of the towers and create a visual connection to nature. These terraces are accessible to residents and offer multi-storey green spaces at varying levels above the city. Inspired by elements of tropical architecture and multi-height positioning, the sky terraces, balconies and sun-shading screens have been designed to integrate with the overall building form and architectural treatment of the development.

Sky terraces have been incorporated into the two 56-storey towers to mimic the lush surroundings.

The complex’s urban public park provides a gateway to the adjacent rail corridor network, hence ensuring an active edge and entrance for the project. The residential development’s proximity to nature includes trails and outdoor activities and provides a sense of respite in Singapore’s otherwise bustling urban core.

The Avenue South Residences also show attention to innovative sustainability with its parking garages: full-height green walls wrap around the carpark podium on all sides. This living green wall exposes the carpark levels from the adjacent conserved blocks and neighbouring blocks while providing aesthetic and calming verdant amenities. To further its integration as an urban green space, and provide a healthy and eco-conscious living experience, the facade facing the Rail Corridor at Avenue South Residences showcases an outdoor vertical play green wall with creeper plants. The interactive vertical gardens serve as a casual screening for the carpark. They include a built-in observation deck, rock climbing walls and ramps linking to a playground on the ground level.

The towers feature advanced approach to sustainable PPVC construction.

The energy efficiency of both buildings is enhanced by the sensitive placement of the twin super high-rise residential towers, oriented in the north-south direction to capitalise on optimal passive solar design and airflow. These towers are arranged in a slightly radial manner forming a backdrop of the four-storey conserved blocks. The towers are also placed to minimise its footprint while allowing for adequate setback distances to preserve a view corridor, a direct visual connection from the neighbouring HDB blocks while also mitigating traffic noise.

Renderings: ADDP Architects

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