An award-winning design where the challenge posed to the designteam was to revitalize a building that has undergone many constructionalterations (A&A) that created an undesirable atmosphere for rentals. Thisbuilding is located within a prime area of Singapore’s Central BusinessDistrict (CBD), along the 158 Cecil Street.
Constructed on the design concept of a ‘hanging garden’, allhorizontal landscape areas within the building were removed other than theexisting half round planters stretching over the 7-storey atrium. Existingplanters were reinstated with plants draping over the edges. Plants were alsodrooped from the newly created walkway planters along either side of the beams.Vertical green walls were also incorporated on the existing end walls andcolumns. From the second to the ninth-storey, both ends of the building and theback of each structural column are also covered with green walls, creating avertical garden with a festoon of potted plants.
By creating a meaningful space in the external atrium usingvertical gardening, the design built a vibrant and pleasant environment. Uponcompletion of the project, the client has reported that almost all its rentedspace has been successfully leased out to tenants.