Marina One
Ingenhoven Architects, M+S Pte Ltd and Gustafson Porter
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Marina One Singapore

ingenhoven architects as Architects

10-Dec-2017 International "role model“ for living and working in megacities Marina One in the centre of Singapore is ingenhoven architects largest project and will open early 2018. As an international role model for living and working, Marina One makes an innovative contribution to the discourse on mega-cities, especially in tropical regions, which, in the context of increasing population and climate change, face enormous challenges. The high-density building complex with its mix of uses extends to over 400,000 square meters and, with its group of four high-rise buildings, defines the „Green Heart“—a public space extending over several stories. This three-dimensional green oasis reflects the diversity of tropical flora.


Today, more than 50 percent of the world’s population lives in cities. This number will increase to 70 percent in the next three decades. By 2050, the world’s population will increase to nine or ten billion. In urban agglomerations, this growth cannot be accommodated without high-rise buildings. The core concept for „Marina One“, which consists of a group of four high-rise buildings, is based on a shared central space—the „Green Heart“—which was designed by ingenhoven architects in close.


cooperation with landscape architects Gustafson Porter + Bowman. The interaction between the geometry of the buildings and the garden facilitates natural ventilation and generates an agreeable microclimate. The largest public landscaped area in the Marina Bay Central Business District of Singapore provides living space close to nature, the usable area of which is 125 percent of the original site surface area. Marina One comprises four high-rise buildings which accommodate office, residential and retail functions and have been rated under the Green Mark Platinum and LEED Platinum schemes. The two office towers each have a usable floor area of 175,000 square meters; the two residential towers provide 1,042 city apartments and penthouses for about 3,000 residents.


The organic shape of the building complex with its iconic louvres, and the generous planting, contribute to an improvement of the microclimate and increase biodiversity. Inspired by Asian paddy field terraces, the green center formed by the four towers—with its multi-story three-dimensional gardens—reflects the diversity of tropical flora and creates a new habitat. This „Green Heart“ comprises over 350 different types of trees and plants, including 700 trees, on a landscaped area of 37,000 square meters. Various types of animal become part of this biological diversity. Inspired by the natural climate changes at the different vertical levels of a rainforest, the landscape architecture mimics a green valley with its variations in climate according to level. Restaurants and cafés, retail areas, a fitness club, pool, supermarket, food court, and events areas on the different open terraces not only provide products and services to the residents, office workers, and visitors—they also create a place for social interaction.


The compact and efficient layout design is complemented by energy-saving ventilation systems, highly effective external solar screening devices, and glazing that reduces solar radiation into the building. Direct connections to four of Singapore’s six mass rapid transport lines, bus stops, bicycle parking facilities, and electro-mobile charging stations ensure that exhaust emissions caused by private transport are significantly reduced. The color scheme of the interior and the building facade features calm and earthy bronze shades in order to support the harmonious atmosphere.


2-Nov-2017 "Marina One" comprises four high-rise buildings which accommodate office, residential and retail functions and have been rated under the Green Mark Platinum and LEED Platinum schemes. The two office towers each have a usable floor area of 175,000 square meters; the two residential towers provide 1,042 city apartments and penthouses for about 3,000 residents.


The organic shape of the building complex with its iconic louvres, and the generous planting, contribute to an improvement of the microclimate and increase biodiversity. Inspired by Asian paddy field terraces, the green center formed by the four towers—with its multi-story three-dimensional gardens—reflects the diversity of tropical flora and creates a new habitat. This "Green Heart" comprises over 350 different types of trees and plants, including 700 trees, on a landscaped area of 37,000 square meters. Various types of animal become part of this biological diversity.


Inspired by the natural climate changes at the different vertical levels of a rainforest, the landscape architecture mimics a green valley with its variations in climate according to level.
Restaurants and cafés, retail areas, a fitness club, pool, supermarket, food court, and events areas on the different open terraces not only provide products and services to the residents, office workers, and visitors—they also create a place for social interaction.


The compact and efficient layout design is complemented by energy-saving ventilation systems, highly effective external solar screening devices, and glazing that reduces solar radiation into the building. Direct connections to four of Singapore’s six mass rapid transport lines, bus stops, bicycle parking facilities, and electro-mobile charging stations ensure that exhaust emissions caused by private transport are significantly reduced. The color scheme of the interior and the building facade features calm and earthy bronze shades in order to support the harmonious atmosphere.


A space-filling sculpture is the central exhibit in the Aedes Architectural Forum; it models the deliberate design of the building shape so that it can be fully appreciated. A documentary film of the building by architectural photographer HG Esch, interviews with project participants, and explanatory diagrams of the project provide visitors with new ideas for architecture in mega-cities.


Marina One

Gustafson Porter + Bowman as Landscape Architects

This prestigious mixed-use development at the centre of Singapore’s business district designed by Ingenhoven Architects aims to become its signature real estate development. Its brief is to define new standards of luxury urban living and to create an international benchmark for design and sustainability excellence.


Understanding how public space is used in Singapore is fundamental to our landscape design approach. There is often a preconception that the climate is too hot and humid to make active use of outdoor space. But by breaking down the barriers between air conditioned interior space and exterior shaded space, we can still create spaces to dwell which are softened by plants, with a light breeze and the sound of water movement. With a positive attitude, one can enhance the quality of experience and make better use of the public realm within this development and the surrounding city.


Marina One is one of the first developments of its type to integrate soft landscape into the fabric of the building. Called the ‘Green Heart’, Marina One’s elevated public garden sits between its four high-rise towers, creating a seamless transition between a sculptural, planted landscape and architecture.


The vertical garden is designed with lower and mid-level ‘sky terraces’ offering lush vegetation, spectacular waterfalls and calm reflecting pools. The planting is designed to create inspiring and multi-functional urban spaces to be enjoyed by all in Singapore. The ‘Green Heart’ at the heart of the Marina South towers evokes a rice paddy field, terraced into steep hillsides and made arable for the cultivation of rice, an essential crop of the East Asia. Visitors and inhabitants ascend skywards from the Green Heart into ‘Strata Terraces’, ‘Cloud Garden’, ‘Green Screens’ and ‘Rooftop Gardens’ that allude to the changing environments and habitats that one might experience whilst climbing a mountain.


The public enter from the commercial promenade into the lush vegetation of the Green Heart. At ground level in the centre of the Green Heart, water descends from above in vertical columns of light that fall into a large reflecting pool, before disappearing underground. A shallow ramp creates both a visual and physical connection between the shopping centre’s most important levels. It rises through the abundant vegetation surrounding the pool and then passes over the pool between columns of water as it connects to the first Strata Terrace. On special occasions, people can gather on each terrace around the pool’s perimeter to enjoy the performance held at the heart of the space. In the Cloud Garden, one can escape the activity and movement of people at the base of the Green Heart and find a relaxed setting for daytime and evening socialising.


At the mountain’s peak are the Green Screens and Rooftop Gardens. Filled with climbing vegetation, they screen service facilities from view and provide habitats for insects and birds.


A breath of fresh air for Singapore

Villeroy & Boch AG as Manufacturers

Star architect Christoph Ingenhoven’s company provides an extraordinary lifestyle concept in Singapore’s urban space with their smart idea for Marina One. The AXIS planning office implemented the notion of a feel-good indoor climate in the building’s living areas with Villeroy & Boch.


SOLUTIONS FOR MEGACITIES
How do you make a hostile environment more liveable? The Düsseldorf-based star architect Ingenhoven and his company found a spectacular and award-winning answer to this question. Their building complex is already being used as a model for construction projects with similar requirements because of the way it combines architecture with optimised natural ventilation with the concept of a green, semi-public urban space. Marina One thus improves the living and working conditions of its users as well as those of the residents of the surrounding areas in Singapore’s financial district.

FEEL-GOOD CLIMATE IN SINGAPORE
On the site, four buildings are grouped around what is known as the “Green Heart” forming the building complex, which looks like a perimeter block development from the outside. The design of each building allows natural air circulation through the inner courtyard of the complex. The tropical vegetation with 365 plants, which extends from the inner courtyard to the mezzanines of the upper levels, contributes significantly to the cooling effect. The result is a city within a city with its own internal climate. The project consistently follows the “Supergreen” approach, a concept that Ingenhoven adopted at an early stage and that has made him a well-known pioneer of sustainable architecture.

LIVING IN THE MEGACITY
Ingenhoven’s concept of architectural quality, sustainability and pragmatism makes his architecture the perfect basis for the challenges of future megacities. According to the United Nations, approximately 60% (55% today) of the world’s population will live in cities by 2030. Projects such as Marina One are just one example of how to respond to the resulting demand for high urban density. From urban planning to architecture and interior design, they stand for the highest quality in terms of ecological, economic and social requirements.

INDOOR LUXURY AND CLIMATE
It was this aspiration that the AXIS planning office communicated for its client M+S, a project developer from Singapore. The office, which specialises in luxurious residential construction in Asia, created the interior design for the 1042 residential units in the housing blocks on the harbour side. The interiors for the units with two to four rooms have been specifically designed to promote the well-being of the discerning residents. When it came to interior design and furnishings, only high-quality and strong brands were good enough. So it made sense that they only used Villeroy & Boch ceramics in the living areas.

WELL-BEING WITH VILLEROY & BOCH
When assessing comfort and exclusivity, the fittings and furnishings in the bathroom represent the rest of the architecture. As if under a magnifying glass, these few square metres show the standard expected by future residents. Representing the rest of the flat, this area stands for private luxury and, thus, for well-being. An expert for comfort in architecture, Villeroy & Boch meets these demands with its products from the Subway, Loop & Friends and Subway 2.0 collections while its strong brand also stands for the high quality of the furnishings in general.


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