UNStudio Unveils V on Shenton Singapore Skyscraper
August 05, 2012 - D1 - Temasek Blvd, Raffles Link
Dutch architecture firm UNStudio has designed a skyscraper for Singapore that looks like a cactus.
Located within Singapore's business district, the V on Shenton building for property developers UIC will replace an existing tower block that has housed the company since the 1970s.
The building will comprise a 23-storey office tower that matches the height of surrounding buildings, as well as a 53-storey residential tower that rises above.
The high-performance facade is composed of hexagonal panels that create a hive-like pattern and work to minimize heat gain while providing an abundance of natural daylighting.
Lush sky gardens will bisect the tower the three places and create a refuge from the city while cleaning the air.
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