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Sail @ Marina Bay / NBBJ

  • Architects: NBBJ
  • Location: Marina Boulevard, Central Business District, Republic of Singapore
  • Architects: NBBJ
  • Co Designer/Design Principal: Peter Pran, RA, FAIA, MNAL
  • Co Designer/Design Partner: Timothy Johnson, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB
  • Interior Design Partner: Rysia Suchecka, AIA, IIDA
  • Design Team Leader/Project Manager: Scott Hunter, AIA, LEED AP
  • Architecture Design Team: Reggie Aviles, Michael Ramsay, Karin Tehve, Jay Seibenmorgen, Angela Chang, Sara Agrest, Nnamdi Ugenyi, Heather Metzger, Catherine Smith
  • Interiors Design Team: Tara Schneider, IIDA; Pete Lorimer, LEED AP
  • Associate Architect: Team Design Architects
  • Interior Designer: AXIS Design (Units, Common areas)
  • Consulting Architect: Kiat Supattapone
  • Structural Engineer: Precast Design Consultants
  • Mechanical Engineer: Meinhardt Pte, LTD
  • Lighting: Lighting Planners Associates (LPA)
  • Landscape Architect: Belt Collins
  • Owner: City Developments Limited and AIG Asian Real Estate Partners, L.P.
  • General Contractor: Dragages Singapore–Bouygues Construction
  • Area: 1200000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Tim Griffith, Sean Airhart/NBBJ

© Tim Griffith © Tim Griffith © Tim Griffith © Tim Griffith

From the architect. The design of the award-winning Sail @ Marina Bay derives inspiration from Singapore’s port environment—the air, wind and water—and its diverse international population. Viewed from across the bay, the 63- and 70-story glass-clad towers rise from a sculpted base to resemble wind-blown sails. At 245 meters tall, the Sail @ Marina Bay prominently carves out the leading edge of Singapore’s emerging new skyline.

© Tim Griffith
© Tim Griffith

Designed to advance Singapore's leadership as a global “Live Work Play” destination, the Sail @ Marina Bay features 1,111 residences—the first Marina Bay project to introduce residential units—restaurants, health clubs, recreation decks with pools and tennis courts and car-park facilities. To create a true 24/7 lifestyle environment in the heart of the Central Business District (CBD), and to help reduce traffic, congestion and smog, the Sail @ Marina Bay is designed to directly access the MRT and park amenities along the waterfront. Retail, dining and work environments are all within an easy walk.

© Tim Griffith
© Tim Griffith

Careful site orientation provides 65 percent of the apartments with panoramic vistas of Marina Bay and the CBD’s cultural, entertainment and retail areas. Six-star penthouses offer breathtaking views of the sea and islands beyond. This thoughtful planning has yielded great success for the project: Tower One units sold out in two weeks; Tower Two in two days; with sale prices setting new records for the Southeast Asia residential market.

© Tim Griffith
© Tim Griffith

The design sets new safety and sustainability standards for all of Marina Bay. The innovative yet economical structural solution couples a shear-wall and foundation system—a first for the Singapore—to withstand seismic criteria, resulting in one of the safest buildings in the country. The exterior facade uses insulated low-E glass to reduce solar heat gain and lower air-conditioning demands—another first for Singapore residential towers—while taking full advantage of spectacular views with floor-to-ceiling glass in many units.

© Tim Griffith
© Tim Griffith

The building is BCA Green Mark Gold Certified (Singapore’s sustainable building criteria), integrating features such as a seven-story car park greenwall along a new pedestrian linkage connecting Raffles Quay to a proposed central park; improving the residents’ overall air-quality and living experience and creating a new public space for the City.

© Tim Griffith
© Tim Griffith

The Sail has been deemed Singapore’s newest city icon and it is fast becoming a top destination within the rich and diverse fabric of Singapore, helping transform Marina Bay into a geographical hotspot for culture, entertainment and business.

© Tim Griffith
© Tim Griffith
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