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New office tower by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects lights up Singapore

Ocean Financial Centre, rated LEED Platinum, opens on prime waterfront site

Ocean Financial Centre, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects’ newest completed office tower, opened Wednesday with a dramatic light show while crowds watched near Marina Bay.

As 120,000 LEDs built into its curving glass-and-metal exterior wall sparkled, the 43-story tower lit up the sky. Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance and Manpower; officials fromKeppelLand, the building’s developer; and guests from the business world and government attended a ceremony preceding the show.

Ocean Financial Centre, which contains 82,200 square meters of grade-A office space, is one of the largest office developments in the historic financialdistrict of Raffles Place. The building is also adjacent to the newer financial district atMarinaBay. Occupying a premier waterfront site, the tower can be seen unobstructed from the bay.

Recalling the maritime heritage ofSingapore, the tower is reminiscent of a ship’s sail, its bowed form curving along the street. A 25-meter-tall sky garden sits atop the building. Planted with trees, vines and flowering plants, this space will be an amenity for office workers and a green urban landmark.

Ocean Financial Centre is the first office building in Southeast Asia to achieve a LEED Platinum rating for its core and shell as well as the first to receive the Platinum Green Mark Award from the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore.The building has 400 square meters of photovoltaic panels, the largest installation of any office tower in Singapore, to help light common areas.

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EDITT Tower – Singapore Goes Eco-Friendly

Every time I see this new genre of eco-friendly-green-buildings (like the EDITT Tower) I am inspired.  These buildings are inviting to look at and like I did as a young boy exploring Navy vesels in New York Harbor with my dad, I want to explore every floor, view and perspective.  Because these buildings have the potential to change the urban living experience for future generations, including rethinking the impact of sustainable design on our personal lives, I am showcasing them here.


Freshome Blog: What, you though only Dubai and China have the most stunning buildings in the world? Guess again, because EDITT Tower (“Ecological Design In The Tropics”) will be built in Singapore with the financial support of their National University and should be the most eco-friendly in the country. The most interesting thing is that this 26-storey building will use photovotaic panels and will be wrapped in organic local vegetation that will act as a living wall insulator. More to it, the skyscraper was designed to collect rain-water, both for plant irrigation and for its “needs”. If you want to congratulate someone, T.R.Hamzah & Yeang have had their hands on the project.



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