green bridges link [email protected] in singapore by SCDA architects
all images courtesy of SCDA architects

 

 

 

addressing singapore’s need to expand public housing, SCDA architects have designed ‘[email protected]’, which is set to be completed in 2015. serving a country whose population increased from 4 million to 5.2 million from 2000 to 2011, the project is located near metropolis’s downtown, in the area of dawson. the complex is composed of five towers ranging from 40 to 43 stories, and sits atop a podium containing parking. the scheme emphasizes a seamless connection to greenery, through lush landscaping on the ground plane as well as elevated gardens spanning between the separate buildings.

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the series of terracing paths connect the buildings with the adjacent park

 

 

 

the vegetated bridges encourage elevator-free leisure for occupants and a reinforce a sense of community. the configuration of the housing modules allows for extended families to occupy interconnected loft units, which recreates the multi-generational village in a vertical arrangement.

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the five towers sit atop a parking podium

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elevated green terraces link the towers and provide leisure space for occupants

 

 

 

in may 2014, SCDA architects received singapore’s 5-star award for residential high-rise architecture for the ‘[email protected]’ project. the design incorporates many ecologically conscious technologies, such as drip irrigation, rainwater harvesting, bio-retention basins and solar energy systems.

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(left): an atrium at the ground floor
(right): a typical living unit

 

drawings

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site plan

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section through building and landscape

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module configuration diagram

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variations of module combinations

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apartment floor plans