Bishan Central Condominium, Singapore
September 28, 2011 - D21 - Upper Bukit Timah, Ulu Pandan
CapitaLand Residential Singapore and Mitsubishi Estate Asia have unveiled their upcoming condominium at Bishan Central, which will be designed by renowned international architect Moshe Safdie as a distinctive example of new urban living.
Located on a 11,997-squaremetre (129,137 square feet) site in the heart of Bishan Central, one of Singapore's choice residential areas, the condominium will comprise approximately 500 apartments across two 38-storey towers.
Moshe Safdie has introduced a strong and distinctive stepping form for the condominium, moving past the traditional approach of deploying individual towers to create a three-dimensional matrix of homes, private terraces and public gardens.
His design provides for lush vertical greenery, optimal orientation relative to the sun, naturally ventilated units, and generous views.
Instead of independent towers, the condominium's two towers are linked by three bridging "sky gardens".
This offers opportunities for commonly shared garden and leisure spaces, while giving rise to an overall mass that is porous and open.
This non-traditional approach allows air to breeze through and sunlight to penetrate, while maximising views for families and for the community spaces.
Residents on the towers' upper floors will be able to enjoy breathtaking views of the lush greenery of Bishan Park.
At ground level, 70% of the site area will be developed into a series of lush gardens, outdoor event rooms, swimming pools, and walking paths for residents to enjoy their leisure hours.
Mr Wong Heang Fine, CEO of CapitaLand Residential Singapore, said: "We have worked closely with Moshe Safdie to create a strong architectural form for the new condominium, while keeping interior layouts and living spaces highly liveable to meet our homebuyers' needs.
Moshe Safdie's extraordinary design will transform the urban landscape of Bishan, one of Singapore's most popular residential estates.
We are confident that the landmark project will be well-received by homebuyers who value the distinctive design by an internationally renowned star architect, excellent accessibility, and close proximity to retail, entertainment and recreational facilities, as well as reputable local and international schools.
Our partner Mitsubishi Estate has developed many quality residential projects in Japan, and we will be able to leverage on their considerable and proven expertise."
Mr Keiji Kimura, Chairman of Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd., said: "The condominium at Bishan Central marks our first collaboration with CapitaLand to jointly develop a residential project in Singapore.
Singapore is one of the most vibrant global cities and its residential property sector is well-supported by steady economic growth, strong demand fundamentals and ample liquidity.
We are confident that this condominium which is located on a prime site in Bishan, a prestigious residential area with an excellent transport network, will be popular with both Singapore and international homebuyers."
Design and development works are in progress and the condominium is targeted to be launched for sale in the first half of 2012.
Temporary Occupation Permit for the condominium is expected to be obtained in 2015.
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