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Old October 22nd, 2006, 08:54 AM   #21
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The design is classic KPF.....
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Old November 18th, 2006, 03:17 PM   #22
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Old November 18th, 2006, 03:18 PM   #23
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About the Architecture

Commentary on Marina Bay Financial Centre by
Architect Principal-in-charge: Paul Katz AIA of
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC


Overview
�� The Marina Bay Financial Centre is an integrated mixed use development located on the waterfront of Marina Bay. It is both an extension of the historic financial center centered on Raffles Place and the Singapore River and the first step in establishing a new centre for Singapore centered on Marina Bay. It will work in concert with The Esplanade Theaters, One Raffles Quay, the Sands Marina Bay Resort, the Promontory site, One Raffles Quay and other future developments to provide a necklace of vibrant activity around the Bay that will add to Singapore’s international appeal.

�� Marina Bay Financial Centre, One Raffles Quay and all of the other buildings in Marina Bay will work together to achieve the common vision of an integrated mixed-use development — a vibrant lifestyle environment evoking the prestige of major urban centers like Rockefeller Center, Canary Wharf, and La Defense. Centrally located on the Bayfront, the Marina Bay Financial Centre is key to the success of this effort. A modern financial centre and residential address that is second to none, the BFC is a seamless extension of Singapore’s CBD, reflecting and enhancing Singapore's international reputation for financial services, hightech environments, and the 24 hour integrated lifestyle.


Design concept

�� The planning concept for the BFC site is a family of buildings that are massed and placed on the site to maximise views to and from the Bay while at the same time ensuring the site’s visual porosity. Taller towers rise at the rear of the site, grouped around the signature office tower. A lower-scale building with a publicly accessed sky-garden beneath its crown, this signature tower becomes the focal point of the scheme.

�� Planned as a “city in a garden,” the BFC provides an integrated live-work-play development. Retail, dining, landscaped public spaces, sky-gardens, and a connection to Singapore’s mass transit system create a 24-hour lifestyle
environment. At the pedestrian level, active and inviting public spaces take
advantage of the development’s proximity to both the Marina and the Central
Park.

�� The towers have been developed as a series of crystalline forms which have been sculpted and chamfered in plan to reflect light and provide a sense of depth to the surfaces. The towers are also sculpted at the skyline to create a unique and captivating profile for the development. The facades of all three towers are defined by projecting horizontal sunshades that will provide unity to the development, masking the internal variations that would ordinarily be apparent in a mixed-use program. Dramatic crystalline forms coupled with a unity of expression allow this first development on the landfill the critical mass necessary to create a dominant focal point on Marina Bay.

�� The two office towers have been placed on the site’s western edge, facing back to the CBD and fronting onto the adjacent central park. The combination of tall tower to the south and shorter tower fronting onto the Marina Bay ensures a unique identity for each tower within “the family,” while also maximizing views from within the office spaces of each. A podium beneath the south tower provides large trading floors designed for financial institutions.

�� The residential tower sits at the site’s northeast, granting it unparalleled views of the CBD skyline, the Marina, and the Straits. Oriented to minimize cross-viewing with the two office towers, the residential tower also employs a crystalline expression. A layer has been developed to provide continuous balconies for all units. These balconies also act as sunshades and prevent views into the interior of the apartments from above or below.

�� The presence of the BFC on Singapore’s nighttime skyline has received almost as much attention as its sunlit counterpart. The facades of the towers are illuminated from below, giving an even wash of light to the horizontal sunshades on the exterior wall. The sculpted crowns and sky gardens at the top of each tower are dramatically lit from the inside, forming a dialogue with the other crowns of the CBD skyline.

Sustainability

�� Horizontal sunshades on all glazed surfaces prevent solar load and cut down onglare. Singapore, near the equator, has high sun angles which allow moderateprojections to perform well as sunshades. High performance low-e/reflective glazing provides good shading properties and high levels of natural light, reducing the need for artificial illumination within. The project draws its cooling capacity from the District cooling plant which has been accommodated within the ORQ project, allowing the tower tops to become naturally ventilated public sky-gardens shaded by rooftop trellises.
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Old November 18th, 2006, 04:12 PM   #24
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Nice! Cam't wait!!!
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Old November 18th, 2006, 06:23 PM   #25
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Interesting project, placed in a good point. I liked also its height.

I'll keep visiting this thread.
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Old November 19th, 2006, 03:00 AM   #26
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Wow....seems nice.....
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Old November 19th, 2006, 11:49 AM   #27
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oh !!!

what a nice shape

seem like slides beside others
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Old November 19th, 2006, 03:11 PM   #28
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Interesting project, placed in a good point. I liked also its height.

I'll keep visiting this thread.
Actually I couldn't understand why we (Singapore) can't have a building more than 280m. Nowadays, 245m is no longer considered as a supertall.
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Old November 19th, 2006, 04:14 PM   #29
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Actually I couldn't understand why we (Singapore) can't have a building more than 280m. Nowadays, 245m is no longer considered as a supertall.
Height restriction is mainly due to the the skyline being in the flight path of Paya Lebar airport.....
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Old November 19th, 2006, 04:40 PM   #30
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it seems like 300m is a hard point 2 reach
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Old November 20th, 2006, 05:12 PM   #31
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Dont matter...this new cluster will vastly enhance the current skyline and draw your perspective right out over the bay.

18 November 2006

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Old November 20th, 2006, 07:06 PM   #32
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It's such a masive project!!!! How long in total does it take for developing phase I?
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Old November 21st, 2006, 06:46 AM   #33
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Yeah there should be some variety like blues golds, silvers, bronze, grays, etc.

Never knew singapore still has some space left to build on
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Old November 21st, 2006, 11:03 AM   #34
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Yeah there should be some variety like blues golds, silvers, bronze, grays, etc.

Never knew singapore still has some space left to build on
Marina Bay is a masterplan for the future CBD, an extension of the current CBD. Was reclaimed 30 years ago in the 1970s. Since then, it had been a man made forest, with recreational areas, parks and empty fields. Development of the masterplan will take place over the next few decades.

3 vast plots of reclaimed land, one would be our new CBD. One is now a city golf course underconstruction, the smallest plot is now partly developed with Suntec City and Marina Square complex plus 5 hotels. Singapore Flyer is now rising on the tip of the smallest plot
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Old November 22nd, 2006, 02:40 PM   #35
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It's such a masive project!!!! How long in total does it take for developing phase I?
Phase 1 should be ready in 2010

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Old November 24th, 2006, 02:46 PM   #36
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Great rendering!!!
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Old November 25th, 2006, 08:46 AM   #37
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Very Beautiful!

If this is phase one, then what is phase two about?
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Phase 2 will comprise room for about 2 more buildings. One building will be behind the residential tower and the other building will be behind the Sail.

The developer of MBFC has been given up to 8 years to commit to pay up fully for Phase 2, otherwise the land will be available to other developers.
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This is a great country/ city and is building nice and wonderful projects.
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Nov 26, 2006
Waterfront condo to offer biggest penthouse
Marina Bay Residences' biggest unit spans 11,000 sq ft; project seen setting price standards for the area

By Property Correspondent, Joyce Teo

THE 55-storey Marina Bay Residences in the new downtown area will offer what could be Singapore's largest penthouse next month.

Spanning 11,012 sq ft, the penthouse has five bedrooms and will take up the 53rd to 55th floors. Apart from a rooftop terrace, it will have a 20m outdoor pool and two private lift lobbies.

The developers - a consortium comprising Cheung Kong Holdings, Hongkong Land and Keppel Land - are hoping the penthouse will help the condominium set the standard in luxury waterfront living at Marina Bay.

The condominium also has nine smaller penthouses ranging in size from 3,584 to 4,672 sq ft.

Other developers appear to be waiting to launch similar projects to ride on the anticipated hype generated by the condominium's launch.

The 428-unit Marina Bay Residences is set to be marketed around the middle of next month.

It is part of a larger development called Marina Bay Financial Centre (MBFC), next to Marina Bay's first condominium - The Sail @ Marina Bay. First released two years ago, The Sail has had strong interest from investors looking to cash in on what they view as the area's potential for price appreciation.

The private home market is recovering amid selective buying of niche projects. And the New Downtown at Marina Bay appears to be a key focal point as it will boast an integrated resort (IR).

The IR will be completed only at the end of the decade but already, a few sub-sale deals at The Sail have been done at relatively high prices.

Sub-sales are transactions in which homes bought directly from the developers are resold before the development has been completed.

One 2,293 sq ft unit on the 36th floor was recently sold for $2,009 per sq ft (psf), up from the highest level of $1,640 psf in August.

BS Capital said it will be ready to launch its 168-unit The Lumiere, off Anson Road, next month, though it has yet to decide on the date.

City Developments also aims to launch its 341-unit One Shenton Way project in the middle of next month or in January.

Over at The Clift in McCallum Street, developer Far East Organization has raised prices to $1,450 psf, up from about $1,100 psf when it was first released in July.

In September, MBFC development head of residential marketing Kan Kum Wah said its marketing agents CB Richard Ellis and DTZ Debenham Tie Leung had indicated that units at Marina Bay Residences could be priced between $1,400 psf and $1,700 psf. 'Currently, it has to be more than that,' he said of the price range.

Property agents said prices could range from $1,550 psf to $1,800 psf, or 5 per cent to 10 per cent above that range as interest appears strong.

Already, there is at least one offer of $20 million from a foreigner for its largest penthouse, said Mr Kan. This works out to about $1,816 psf.

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