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Old October 31st, 2006, 07:43 PM   #1
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Old October 31st, 2006, 07:47 PM   #2
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Orchard Turn to launch 177 luxury residences next year

SINGAPORE: Orchard Turn looks set to be more than just a mega-mall and high-end residential complex along Singapore's prime shopping street.

The developer is promising a striking landmark that will draw in the crowds.

More details about the development were unveiled on Tuesday, including plans to launch 177 luxury residences in the first half of next year.

It is the first major retail development on Orchard Road in more than 10 years, and Orchard Turn plans to literally tower over the competition.

Standing at a projected 218 metres, or 56 storeys high, the $2b mall-cum-luxury residential landmark will be the tallest building along Orchard Road.

The developer is confident it will be one of the most sought-after addresses in Singapore.

Ms Soon Su Lin, CEO of Orchard Turn Developments Pte Ltd, says: "We have an excellent location; our residential tower is going to be the tallest building in the Orchard Road micro-market, so it will have a very commanding presence.

"It will have panoramic views all round, totally unobstructed. In terms of pricing, we will take the cue from the market when we launch it next year."

In addition to the residential apartments, Orchard Turn will boast more than 450 shops and restaurants, in a 942,000 sq ft retail mall.

That capacity rivals the size of nearby Ngee Ann City.

CapitaLand is aiming to attract both retail brands new to the Singapore market as well as the flagship stores of familiar international brands.

Talks with interested retailers will begin in December, and the leasing of the mall will be launched in the second quarter of 2007.

Prices for both the residences and the retail space will be set closer to the launch dates.

Despite growing competition in the retail sector, Orchard Turn believes that it will be able to draw in the crowds.

"I think Orchard Turn with its ultimate location on Orchard Road will offer tremendous opportunity for retailers, both local and foreign," says Ms Soon.

"The design concept that we've unveiled today is a very exciting organic building that will allow top local brands to showcase their brand identity on the external facade of the building," she adds.

UK-based, award-winning architecture firm, Benoy, has been roped in to develop a striking, iconic design for the landmark development.

Orchard Turn will feature a two-tier observation deck, a new public square, and an integrated art space.

The project is being jointly developed by CapitaLand and Hong Kong-based Sun Hung Kai. - CNA/so
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Old November 1st, 2006, 08:05 AM   #3
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Old November 1st, 2006, 08:11 AM   #4
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wow...very impressive design....nice
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Old November 1st, 2006, 08:37 AM   #5
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Wow.. Sun Hung Kai and Benoy. SHK has two retail developments(APM and Elements) in Hong Kong designed by Benoy and one in Shanghai. Now SHK is introducing Benoy to Singapore as well.
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Old November 1st, 2006, 03:58 PM   #6
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nice and modern design, very good. already some construction photos?
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Old November 1st, 2006, 06:34 PM   #7
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Gosh!!!!! look at the podium!!!!
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Old November 1st, 2006, 06:43 PM   #8
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The tower looks great, but i'm not sure about that "mall"-like lower complex. It might still look great when (if) finished. It looks nice when a tower rises on a mall or a big shopping center.
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Old November 1st, 2006, 07:28 PM   #9
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The tower looks great, but i'm not sure about that "mall"-like lower complex. It might still look great when (if) finished. It looks nice when a tower rises on a mall or a big shopping center.
The 177 unit luxury residential tower stands above a mega mall and a subway station. And it will be finished...the mall is due Christmas 2008 and the tower around 2009 or so.

Construction has started only recently so not many photos are available as yet but the entire area has been boarded up and construction materials are being moved in and land cleared.
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Old November 1st, 2006, 09:49 PM   #10
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Tower is cool but IMO the podium is a bit OTT.
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Old November 1st, 2006, 09:53 PM   #11
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the best sinagpore building under construccion
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Old November 2nd, 2006, 02:13 AM   #12
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Old November 2nd, 2006, 02:52 AM   #13
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My goodness, they don't hang about do they. No such thing as public consultation BEFORE they start building the damned thing is there! lol

Interesting design, seems the MRT dome is going...
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Old November 2nd, 2006, 02:54 AM   #14
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Where is this in relation to the CBD? Will this building be visible in the signature skyline views from Raffles Quay?
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Old November 2nd, 2006, 06:38 AM   #15
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Where is this in relation to the CBD? Will this building be visible in the signature skyline views from Raffles Quay?
Its quite some distance from the Central Business District. For a rough idea, its 4 subway stops away from the CBD.

I guess it should be visible if you look at the correct direction from the CBD, since its the tallest building in the area, but it wont be that prominent because of the distance.
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Old November 6th, 2006, 08:14 AM   #16
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More renderings found by babystan03

From the Benoy website:

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6. Viewing gallery


7. Viewing Gallery at night


http://www.benoy.com/html/news.cfm?n...urn%20Designs#
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Old November 6th, 2006, 01:12 PM   #17
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Old November 6th, 2006, 03:02 PM   #18
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Old November 6th, 2006, 04:42 PM   #19
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Where is this in relation to the CBD?
I think this picture will answer your question.

SCROLL to the right

The site is located just behind that pagoda-topped building.



btw, this building IS in the CBD...the entire area featured is Singapore's CBD which also includes the Orchard shopping street.

The skyline that you see most of the time is the financial district of Raffles Place.
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Old November 6th, 2006, 05:10 PM   #20
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i understand that originally it was cesar pelli who was designated to do this design...hmm.. wonder why they suddenly changed. but then again maybe Sung hong kai properties roped in their horses-benoy
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