Ingenhoven Architects have released images of Marina One, a high-density mixed-use complex for the new Marina Bay Financial District in downtown Singapore. The plan consists of two office towers, two residential towers and a retail podium set between two large urban parks. The project’s centerpiece is the “Green Heart,” which upon completion will become the largest public plaza in the central business district. Construction has currently topped out, with an expected completion date falling sometime in 2017.
The design of Marina One is green in both the literal and figurative sense of the word. The inner faces of the four towers feature vertical plantings centered around a multi-level biodiversity garden. To maximize airflow and create a comfortable microclimate, the buildings have been designed with strategically placed openings and are shaped to capture air currents.
The two 30-story office towers meet LEED Platinum criteria and as well as the local designation of “Green Mark Platinum,” and feature sky gardens and two floors of high-density occupancy, which will be the largest “Grade-A” office floors in Singapore.
The other two 34-story towers house 1,042 luxury residences ranging in size from one to four bedroom units and penthouses. The residence towers are penetrated by air wells and slots, allowing all units to receive natural ventilation, increasing building efficiency. The facade consists of an external sun-shading system and high-performance glazing to reduce solar gain into the building, and PV panels will provide energy from the sun.
Additional spaces in the complex include a variety of restaurants and cafes, a fitness club, a food court, a supermarket and several event spaces. These venues are accessed through a series of open public terraces. Direct connection to the MRT line and bus routes will allow the complex to become a new public destination for the city.
LocationMarina Bay Financial Centre, Singapore
Design TeamChristoph Ingenhoven, Martin Reuter, Christian Kawe, Olaf Kluge, Jae Man Bae, Arzu Bastug, Mario Böttger, Mehmet Congara, Darko Cvetuljski, Justyna Fleszar, Matthias Hemmrich, Gerald Huber, Ben Hughes, Ingo Jannek, Raphael Keane, Melik Kekec, Moritz Krogmann, Rosario Ligori, Stephan Lücke, Haitao Ma, Javier Martinez Martin, Christian Monning, Kenzo Nakakoji, Gillian Neumann, Danny Piwko, Peter Pistorius, Michael Rathgeb, Michael Reiß, Viviane Rosenbaum, Ulrike Schmälter, Markus Stöcklein, Zakiah Supahat, Jun Teraoka, Matthias Thoma, Thomas Weber, Jan Wesseling, Jhon Jairo Zamudio, Bibiana Zapf, Ivona Zelic
ClientM+S Pte Ltd. Singapore, a company owned by Khazanah and Temasek
Project ManagementUEM Sunrise Berhad, Malaysia; Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd., Singapore
Project ArchitectArchitects 61, Singapore
Main ContractorJoint venture company owned 60:40 by Hyundai Engineering & Construction and GS Engineering & Construction
Structural & MEBECA Carter Hollings & Ferner, Singapore
Quantity SurveyorLangdon & Seah, Singapore
Residential Interior DesignerAxis ID, Singapore
Facade ConsultantArup, Singapore
Lighting ConsultantArup, Singapore
Piling ContractorSambo E & C, Singapore
Landscape ArchitectureGustafson Porter LLP, London
Wind Engineering Consultant
PhotographsDoug and Wolf V5. Courtesy of Ingenhoven, Ingenhoven Architects, M + S Pte Ltd. Courtesy of Ingenhoven, Alexander Schmitz. Courtesy of Ingenhoven
StructuralBECA Carter Hollings & Ferner, Singapore
MEBECA Carter Hollings & Ferner, Singapore
Mechanical & Electrical SystemsBECA Carter Hollings & Ferner, Singapore