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Is this real?

Never seen such a rendering before and could be wondering what project it is.

The developer is Far East? hmm....
 

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Got this from from the Dutch forum (hence it is in Dutch, but have asked them to translate)

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Doordat alleen de kern van de toren contact heeft met de grond, neemt de hoogbouw weinig ruimte in beslag. Ook heeft iedere bewoner zo goed zicht op het centrum en de aangrenzende groene zone. Het vrijstaande gebouw aan de voet van de toren is bedoeld voor activiteiten die verband houden met de tropische omgeving.

De toren met een totale vloeroppervlak van 20.000 vierkante meter komt nabij de bekende winkelstraat Orchard Road te staan. Het is voor het eerst dat er een project van OMA in het Aziatische land wordt gerealiseerd. Over de opleveringsdatum werd niets vermeld.
 

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Got this from from the Dutch forum (hence it is in Dutch, but have asked them to translate)

More info from the link

Doordat alleen de kern van de toren contact heeft met de grond, neemt de hoogbouw weinig ruimte in beslag. Ook heeft iedere bewoner zo goed zicht op het centrum en de aangrenzende groene zone. Het vrijstaande gebouw aan de voet van de toren is bedoeld voor activiteiten die verband houden met de tropische omgeving.

De toren met een totale vloeroppervlak van 20.000 vierkante meter komt nabij de bekende winkelstraat Orchard Road te staan. Het is voor het eerst dat er een project van OMA in het Aziatische land wordt gerealiseerd. Over de opleveringsdatum werd niets vermeld.
Translation from the Babelfish translater software (with some crap translation):

"Because only the core of the toren has contact with the ground, the hoogbouw confiscates little space. Also every occupant has this way well visibility on the centre and the adjacent green area. The being free bldg. to the foot of the toren has been intended for activities which are related to the tropical surroundings. The toren with a total floor suggesting area of 20,000 square meters comes stand close the well-known shop street Orchard Road. It is for the first time that a project of GRANNY in the Asian country is realised. Concerning the opleveringsdatum nothing was mentioned."
 

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Projectontwikkelaar Far East Organization heeft bekendgemaakt dat in Singapore een woontoren naar ontwerp van (OMA) komt te staan. Het 153 meter hoge bouwwerk bestaat eigenlijk uit vier torens, die op verschillende hoogten aan een verticale kern ‘hangen’. Er is ruimte voor 68 appartementen met elk een panoramisch uitzicht

http://www.architectenweb.nl/aweb/redactie/redactie_detail.asp?iNID=9088&iNTypeID=55

Translated by Babelfish:

"project developer has announced Far East Organization that in singapore woontoren come stand to design of (GRANNY). 153 Meters high construction work exist in fact from four torens, which on several altitudes to a vertical core ` hang. There is space for 68 apartments with each panoramisch a view"
 

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omgggg that is ad;slfkjalsd;kfj

PRESS RELEASE for immediate release
OMA designs Residential Tower in Singapore

(Beijing/Rotterdam, March 21, 2007): Far East Organization, Singapore’s largest private development company, has commissioned the Office for Metropolitan Architecture for OMA’s first architectural project in Singapore – a 36-story residential high-rise.

The 153 meter tall tower will be located at the intersection of Scotts Road and Cairnhill Road, in close proximity to Orchard Road, Singapore’s famous shopping and lifestyle street.

With 20,000 m2 of built floor area, the building will provide 68 high-end apartment units with panoramic views.

The design strategically maneuvers within the highly regulated building environment to maximize the full potential of the site: Four individual apartment towers are vertically offset from one another and suspended from a central core.

The skyline of floating towers directly relates to the surrounding building volumes and explores the most attractive views towards the city center and an extensive green zone to the north.

The lifted apartment towers reduce the building’s footprint to a minimum; the liberated ground level provides communal leisure activities embedded in the tropical landscape.

“We are thrilled with the opportunity to create an outstanding project in partnership with OMA. The design reflects the new vibrancy and vitality of Orchard Road and Singapore. OMA with its extensive international experience will certainly bring a new perspective to luxury urban living and add to the cosmopolitan flavor of our development,” says Far East Organization Chief Operating Officer, Property Sales, Chia Boon Kuah.

“The collaboration with the Far East Organization is an exciting opportunity to further engage Asia,” says Ole Scheeren, Partner of OMA. “The design vertically redistributes the floor area in four alternating towers to create a skyscraper in which architectural and urbanistic concerns merge with mechanisms that create added value. The architecture, in this sense, goes beyond form and generates symbiotic qualities”.

Ole Scheeren is leading the project’s design, together with OMA Associate Eric Chang as the Project Architect. Ole Scheeren, Director of OMA Beijing, is responsible for the office’s work across Asia, including the 575,000 m2 CCTV tower and TVCC cultural center currently under construction in Beijing.

His previous work includes the Prada epicenter stores in New York and Los Angeles, for which Eric Chang also served as Project Architect.
 

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Babelfish is not so good, here a translation from a Dutch person:


Project developer Far East Organization has come up with the news that Singapore gets a tower which will be a design from the Dutch architect OMA. The 153 meter high building actually consist out of 4 towers, which are ‘hanging’ on a central vertical core. The tower gets 68 appartments, they all get a panoramic view over the city.

Because only the tower's core makes contact with the ground, the building doesn’t occupy much space. Also every resident has a good view on the city center and the nearby green-zone. The free standing building is specially designed for a tropical environment.

The tower has a floor space of 20.000 square meter. It will be located near the famous shoppingstreet Orchard Road. This will be the first project of OMA (Dutch architect) in an Asiatic country. The date the tower will be completed is not known.


You're welcome :cheers:
 

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It looks top heavy and scary. The only contact with the ground is the building's core. I wonder if it would sway if there is an earth tremor from earthquakes in Indonesia.
 

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I like it a lot, as a building like this I've never seen before (reminds me of the clementi telecom tower). A lot of people will say it sure looks weird but i'll take this building more than the Cosmopolitan or many other condos in that area which has those huge and tall foyers with only pillars...

The exact location should be opposite the Environment building, which now sits a showhouse for that ugly scotts condo =P
 

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from a feng shui perspective, it is not good… because of its structure, the residents will become impractical, always building castles in the air, not down-to-earth, because their feet are not firmly on the ground… but what the heck… it look so cool…
 

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This project has ground breaking design and truly iconic... and this coming from Far East? I salut the hokkien speaking Ng Teng Fong :cheers:
 

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It would truly be the first of its kind in Spore. Looks so futuristic.
but i would never be staying in this building, high floor or low floor also cannot 'touch' the ground.
The Dutch architect can assume Spore is earthquake free but not earthquake temors free ...
 
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