Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Reveals Design for Singapore’s Tallest Constructing
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) has revealed the design of 8 Shenton Means, a 305 meters-high tower. As soon as accomplished it will turn into not solely Singapore’s Tallest Constructing however certainly one of Asia’s most sustainable skyscrapers. The mixed-use tower takes cues from bamboo forests to create an indoor-outdoor vertical group with public areas, workplaces, retail, a resort, and residences. In partnership with DCA Architects, the challenge is scheduled for completion in 2028 and can turn into the most recent landmark on the Singapore skyline, together with Marina Bay and CapitaSpring Tower.
The 63-story tower will hyperlink the intersection of Singapore’s Central Enterprise District (CBD) and Marina Bay, the historic Tanjong Pagar neighborhood, and the rising Better Southern Waterfront. Ten thousand sq. meters of elevated public areas will activate the road and encourage extra sustainable modes of transit. To that finish, the tower will hook up with Singapore’s underground pedestrian community, together with direct underground connectivity to the rail hall and the bicycle highway, which is greater than 500 km lengthy.
Nature and sustainability are the driving points behind the design. The tower is impressed by bamboo forest, a biophilic construction that echoes vertical components present in nature. The fabric choice will decrease embodied and operational carbon, from the zero-waste manufacture of terracotta to the usage of engineered bamboo. Focusing on Constructing Development Authority of Singapore (BCA) Inexperienced Mark Platinum Certification, equal to a 55% power discount in comparison with the benchmark, 8 Shenton Means is in search of the best sustainability certification within the area.
SOM and RMC to Redesign the Customer Expertise on the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt
Rising from the pandemic, this second presents a uncommon and thrilling alternative for architects to discover new approaches to health-driven placemaking (…) Our design weaves collectively nature, heritage, connections to transit, luxurious residing, wholesome workplaces, and full of life public areas right into a thriving hub for the group.” -Nic Medrano, SOM Design Principal
Reusing a part of the present basis and infrastructure onsite will decrease materials use and embodied carbon throughout development. The facade will likely be constructed of energy-efficient glazing, and recyclable aggregates will likely be utilized in its concrete construction, manufactured via a low-carbon course of, whereas segregating waste and utilizing Singapore Inexperienced Constructing Council-certified supplies the place accessible.
Throughout greater than 148,000 sq. meters of flooring area, the challenge incorporates numerous post-pandemic options, prioritizing tenants’ well being. Contactless expertise, antimicrobial supplies, enhanced pure airflow and filtration, adaptable inside areas, and enormous, landscaped out of doors areas collectively create a sturdy providing of more healthy, wellness-focused areas within the metropolis’s coronary heart.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) and Egypt-based Raafat Miller Consulting (RMC) have been chosen to reimagine the customer expertise on the historic Pyramids and the Sphinx of Giza, Egypt. The agency has additionally unveiled Centennial Yards’ first ground-up tower. In partnership with Goode Van Slyke Structure and Atlanta’s array of world firms, SOM will create 12 million sq. toes of artistic and modern workplace in Atlanta’s downtown space.