305 metres Super Penthouse at 8 Shenton Way will be highest residence in Singapore
305 metres Super Penthouse at 8 Shenton Way will be highest residence in Singapore. By 2028, 8 Shenton Way will be Singapore’s tallest building. The super penthouse home, which will be located on the top floor of the 305m structure, will also be accessible via elevator in less than a minute. The spectacular penthouse, which offers unrivaled views of the South China Sea, is likely to dethrone the Wallich Residence in Guoco Tower as the city’s tallest building. In 2019, British inventor James Dyson paid a record $73.8 million for the super penthouse unit at the top of Gucco Tower at Wallich Residence.
Despite the fact that the project’s design was revealed on Thursday, the architects from Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), who created both skyscrapers, have remained tight-lipped about what the new penthouse at the city’s highest structure would include. SOM design partner Mustafa Abadan and design principal Nicolas Medrano would only say that the luxurious penthouse will occupy the top floor of the new 63-story mixed-use development, which houses a vertical community of public spaces, offices, retail units, luxury residences, and a hotel, in an interview with The Straits Times on Tuesday. SOM, which developed Dubai’s famous Burj Khalifa tower, is the architectural design consultant. The following structure will be designed by DCA Architects of Singapore.
Alibaba Singapore, Perennial Holdings, and a consortium of partners control the former AXA Tower site, which will serve as a focal point for the Central Business District and Marina Bay. According to the architects, nature and sustainability are driving forces in the design. “By attempting to meet the city’s most recent and stringent sustainability regulations,” Mr Abadan explained, “our design would establish a new paradigm for strong and aesthetic high-rise design in Singapore and beyond.”
The architects strive for the highest sustainability accreditation from Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority by reducing both embodied and operational carbon, from zero-waste terracotta fabrication to the use of engineered bamboo.
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