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Old August 5th, 2008, 05:32 PM   #1
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Zaha Hadid designs largest residential development in Singapore

Zaha Hadid Architects have unveiled the design for 7 high-end 36-storey residential towers and twelve villas on a 838,488 sq ft site at Farrer Road, Singapore. The chosen site is strategically positioned within the residential area of Singapore, close to the amenities of Holland Road and the future MRT station. The absence of high rise buildings in the near surroundings and direct connection to the main traffic route of Farrer Road make this a prestigious and highly visible site across the whole city.

Hadid’s proposal for the Farrer Court site is generated by the study of the existing alignments and the main axis surrounding the site, which are incorporated and connected to generate a series of construction lines highly connected to the neighbourhood. The ground landscape level is visualized as a green layer, emphasizing the presence of florid vegetation in Singapore’s climate. The site levels are re-organized into a series of terraced plateaus to maximise the area dedicated to communal site amenities. The orientation and placement of the buildings is optimized in relation to the local environment as well as to maximize views out towards the surrounding city and landscape.

Zaha Hadid commented:”We have been working in Singapore for almost a decade and the Farrer Road development is a continuation of our detailed research into the urban fabric of the city. The seven tower development on one of Singapore’s most prominent sites represents further exploration into the tower typology and our studies into organisational systems and growth in the natural world. The towers are subdivided into petals according to the layout of each level to form a series of diverse and distinctive towers.”

Each of the 7 towers reach 150 m, growing from sunken private gardens within the site landscape. The lower floors kink to highlight the point where buildings meet the ground, reducing the footprint and enabling a greater open area at the base. This creates highly private gardens which are quite unique given the scale and density of the development. The towers are subdivided into petals according to the number of residential units per floor. The petals are expressed in three dimensions thanks to vertical cuts which give definition to the buildings' façades and, at the same time, allow for cross ventilation of most of the flats.

The buildings culminate at the top with a series of fingers stepped at different heights, which blend the transition between the architectural fabric and the sky. Through rotating the buildings across the site, and the careful use of balconies and façade panelling, a combination of self similar towers produce a diverse array across the development. Views to Bukit Timah Hill, Singapore Botanic Gardens, MacRitchie Reservoir and the Orchard Road city skyline are also optimised.

The £1.1 billion project is a CapitaLand-led consortium development; other partners include Hotel Properties Limited, Morgan Stanley Real Estate Special Situations Fund III, L.P. and Wachovia Development Corporation. It will be the largest residential development in Singapore’s history.







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Old August 5th, 2008, 05:46 PM   #2
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im starting to dislike hadid. like all famous architects she is becoming too repetitive.
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Old August 5th, 2008, 05:51 PM   #3
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I agree. I love these towers, but sheesh, try something new.
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Old August 5th, 2008, 09:35 PM   #4
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i love her style and i think she shouldnt change. its what sets her apart from all the other architects. if u want something different, look at other architects work
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Old August 6th, 2008, 04:13 PM   #5
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nice project.....
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Old August 6th, 2008, 08:32 PM   #6
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Another dancing towers!
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Old August 6th, 2008, 08:42 PM   #7
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Between this and the Libeskind project, Singapore is really busting out of the box!
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Old August 6th, 2008, 08:51 PM   #8
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wonderful architecture ...i only saw the last shot from above and thought "that could be from zaha hadid", after that i read the article
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http://www.zaha-hadid.com/offices-an...s/farrer-court

The renderings are updated in Hadid's website, and IMO, it has evolved from "quite inspiring" to "disappointingly generic". Even the concept for the landscaped space has become eroded and turned into a mish-mesh of incoherant forms.
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Old September 26th, 2010, 05:08 PM   #10
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Are these Hadidtowers close to the Interlace project?

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Old January 25th, 2012, 04:55 PM   #11
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Old January 25th, 2012, 05:07 PM   #12
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Old October 4th, 2012, 04:31 AM   #13
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Lovely towers by Zaha Hadid.
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Old November 9th, 2012, 01:48 PM   #16
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nice designs, but it must be very awkward to build these towers, where no 2 floors are the same and all these corners and bends.
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Old November 10th, 2012, 01:37 AM   #17
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Definitely. The expected T/O date is in 2015 but I think it should be done within a year or so. I guess it gives them ample time to finish the project although I am sure the investors and owners of the project would want this project to be completed as soon as possible.
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It seems to me the that Zaha Hadid is the world's busiest (star)architect these days.
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Although a complex construction, the pace is quite fast. Defenitely finished before 2015 I think.
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