Finalist

The Pinnacle@Duxton, Singapore

Architects: ARC Studio Architecture + Urbanism, Singapore
Responsible partner: Khoo Peng Beng
Project architect: RSP Architects Planners & Engineers
Developer: Housing & Development Board, Singapore
Purpose: public apartment construction
Height: 163,9 m
Completion: 2010
Location: Singapore

The Pinnacle@Duxton © photo: ARC Studio Architecture + Urbanism in collaboration with RSP Architects/Planners & Engineers Pte Ltd,  Foto: David Phan Photographers

»The Pinnacle@Duxton« is a 50-storey residential complex in Singapore that redefines living at close quarters in highrises while highlighting ways of transforming public housing into an independent type of architecture. The project proves that living in skyscrapers in the middle of the city can offer a high standard of living as well as creating free space that is literally pulled out of the sky. This residential complex comprises seven discoid towers with a total of 1,848 living units that in an open, relaxed style create a sweeping overall shape. Shops, a restaurant area, an education center, a kindergarten and two residents' centers round out the development. The seven towers of the high-rise complex are connected by means of continuous roof gardens, known as Sky Gardens, on the 26th and 50th floors. There are 12 roof gardens, laid out as sports facilities, lounges, lawns and beaches, covering a total area of almost one hectare.

From the jury's verdicts: »The Pinnacle means that not only the well-to-do but ordinary people as well can now afford to live in the city including generous open space. In line with local customs, the apartments on offer are flexible and can be joined together or divided up to respond to the changing requirements of families.«

The Pinnacle@Duxton © photo: ARC Studio Architecture + Urbanism in collaboration with RSP Architects/Planners & Engineers Pte Ltd, © photo: David Phan Photographers
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