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Old November 15th, 2012, 04:01 PM   #1
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SINGAPORE | DUO | 186m | 610ft | 50 fl | 179m | 589ft | 39 fl | Com

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New mixed use development coming up in Bugis
By Millet Enriquez | Posted: 14 November 2012 2338 hrs

SINGAPORE : A S$3 billion mixed development property is set to vastly alter the Bugis skyline over the next few years.

Named DUO, the property will comprise residences, offices, hotel and retail space.

Its developer, M+S, jointly owned by Malaysia's Khazanah Nasional and Temasek Holdings, unveiled the design of the project on Wednesday.

By 2017, two new towers will be added to the Bugis skyline.

Enclosed in a park-like environment, DUO features 660 units of prime residences, 21 storeys of Grade A offices, a five-star hotel and close to 80,000 square feet of retail space.

Designed by a renowned architect Ole Scheeren, the project is connected to the Bugis MRT interchange that will link the East-West Line and the upcoming Downtown Line.

Its developers are optimistic it will draw strong interest when it launches for sale in early 2013 - with foreign buyers possibly eyeing the residential property.

Tan Sri Azman Yahya, chairman of M+S, said: "The large three international buyers in Singapore have been Malaysians, Indonesians and Chinese. So we expect that the ratio of buyers will be quite similar to any other offerings around the CBD (Central Business District) area. We do expect a significant number of international buyers."

Property consultant HSR said homes in DUO could fetch up to S$2,000 psf depending on size, and a premium of 5 to 10 per cent, given its connectivity to the MRT station.

"Being a Khazanah project, we would expect demand to particularly come from Malaysian investors. The locality would boost the commercial hub status in the Bugis area. It has the potential of being Hong Kong's ICC Tower or Kowloon East if marketed and priced properly to attract financial companies who are saddled with high cost within the financial district," said Donald Han, special advisor at HSR Group.

The lack of Grade A offices in the area should also result in demand for the long term.

"Bugis office supply is confined to mostly grade B stock. The M+S office project can bring critical mass into the area, as a serious business hub. Residential within integrated mixed developments tend to enjoy a premium and sell well in today's market," added Mr Han.

Mr Scheeren said: "I have worked independently for Singaporean clients and independently for Malaysian clients, and I think what is really exciting about the project is that this is indeed a joint venture between both of them. Both the way that that is translated into the architecture and also in a way what that symbolises in itself, it may be both sensitive but also extremely positive."

However, analysts said initial marketing in 2013 may not result in strong take-up, given that pre-leasing usually rises a year prior to completion.

Some analysts also cautioned of downward price pressures on the prime residential market, in light of the government's cooling measures.

Nicholas Mak, executive director at SLP International Property Consultants, said office rents in the Bugis area could also face a downtrend in 2013.

CapitaLand and UEM Land Holdings are the project managers of the development.

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Old November 15th, 2012, 04:07 PM   #2
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Some renders from Ole Scheeren's website:











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Old November 15th, 2012, 04:12 PM   #3
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Thanks Vrooms, it looks great!
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Old November 15th, 2012, 04:14 PM   #4
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Nice!! Thanks for creating the thread!!
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Old November 15th, 2012, 04:16 PM   #5
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One more perspective...



And ground floor plan...



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Old November 15th, 2012, 04:22 PM   #6
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Explanations about the design:




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Old November 15th, 2012, 04:25 PM   #7
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A few more renderings from DUO Residences website:



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Old November 21st, 2012, 05:24 PM   #8
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Larger renderings out of a article in ArchDaily



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Old November 21st, 2012, 10:00 PM   #9
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That is a very cool design. Great quality renders as well.
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 09:00 AM   #10
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Excellent quality design!
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 09:10 AM   #11
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Old November 24th, 2012, 04:46 PM   #12
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Really cool design!
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 06:24 PM   #13
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ELEVATIONS

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Old March 4th, 2013, 06:29 PM   #14
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Another pic of DUO's model:

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Some pictures taken by don diego 2000 on May 28th, 2013.

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The sales pavilion of DUO Residences gives us a clear idea of what the cladding will look like



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Some pictures taken by don diego 2000 on July 23rd, 2013.

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Some pictures taken by don diego 2000 on August 27th, 2013.

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News from CNA dated September 5th, 2013.

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M+S Pte Ltd appoints principal contractors to develop DUO and Marina One
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M+S Pte Ltd, the joint venture company between Malaysia's Khazanah Nasional and Singapore's Temasek Holdings, has appointed principal contractors to develop the two highly anticipated mixed-used developments worth over S$2 billion in total.

SINGAPORE: M+S Pte Ltd, the joint venture company between Malaysia's Khazanah Nasional and Singapore's Temasek Holdings, has appointed principal contractors to develop the two highly anticipated mixed-used developments worth over S$2 billion in total.

Japanese Obayashi Corporation was awarded the contract for DUO, located in Ophir-Rochor business district.

This consists of a 49-storey residential block of 660 units, a 39-storey commercial and hotel complex, and a retail gallery with basement carparks.

It is the largest integrated development within the arts, cultural and educational precinct.

Meanwhile, Marina One in Marina South is to be constructed by a Korean consortium of Hyundai Engineering and Construction and GS Engineering & Construction.

This development comprises two 30-storey office blocks, two 34-storey residential blocks of 1,042 units, four basement levels, an underground pedestrian network, and an ancillary road network.

Marina One's lush greenery and waterfalls is also expected to be a sanctuary for city dwellers in Singapore's new Central Business District.

Construction for both developments is scheduled to commence this year and expected to complete in 2017.

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Some pics I took of the development's perimeter on September 13th, 2013.


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Very original design there and also this highrise is a nice addition to SIN's many good-looking skyscrapers .
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