The Alps
  • Housing
  • In progress
  • Singapore (2015-In Progress)

“The Alps Residencies” will be one of the most iconic precincts of the Tampines area in Singapore. Inspired by the traditional European “courtyard block”, it will reflect design excellence, participating in the further development of the area. The project is composed of two “L” shaped residencies, facing each other. Each from 15 to 8 storeys,

“The Alps Residencies” will be one of the most iconic precincts of the Tampines area in Singapore. Inspired by the traditional European “courtyard block”, it will reflect design excellence, participating in the further development of the area.

The project is composed of two “L” shaped residencies, facing each other. Each from 15 to 8 storeys, steeped with green terraces. By playing with a strong iconic skyline, as a miniature of the Swiss Alps mountains, the buildings bring a “spatial opening” dynamic to the reservoir views, breaking the scale with tight and open areas within the whole precinct. This layout breaks with the usual thick parallel blocks offering only uniform “left over spaces”.

The cars and bicycles will be parked on two storeys, protected by the landscaped deck, a link between the blocks. The central community space as “mountain lake”, reaches all sides of the blocks, flowing through different pools and public facilities; a social condenser linking the precinct to all the parts. The block design follows all the rules: good balance of orientation, 88% efficiency (for the typical block plan), cross ventilation, minimum core units, minimum distance to reach the entrance door etc…. On the overall plan, this schema allows a permissible plot ratio of 2.8.

The landscaped deck, as “mountain lake” is occupied by different pools, greenery, shaded areas, wellness corner, kids corners, community corner, enhancing the sense of community with activities for everyone. On the terraces, some more intimate public areas are installed, in order to enjoy the views around “The Alps Residencies”.

  • ClientPrivate
  • Cost83M USD
  • ProgramHousing
  • StatusIn progress
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