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- December 1, 2022: Vol. 14, Number 11

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First “supertall” building planned for Singapore

by Jennifer Molloy

Envisioned as one of Asia’s most sustainable skyscrapers, the mixed-use commercial and residential redevelopment of 8 Shenton Way will see 305 metres, 63 storeys, redefine Singapore’s skyline on completion in 2028 by Perennial Holdings and its consortium of investors.

Asset enhancement and redeveloped is currently underway for the property, which will comprise more than 148,000 square metres of floor space for office, retail, hotel and luxury-residential space, as well as 10,000 square metres of elevated, public green space, according to Chicago-based designers Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), the US architects behind Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.

According to SOM, nature and sustainability are driving forces behind the bamboo forest–inspired design. Materials have been chosen to minimise both embodied and operational carbon, from the zero-waste manufacture of terracotta to the use of engineered bamboo. Targeting a Building Construc

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