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Zaha Hadid Architects | D’leedonThe site is located in a strategic position within the residential area of Singapore, close to the amenities of Holland Road and the future MRT station. The absence of high rise buildings in the near surroundings and direct connection to the main traffic route of Farrer Road makes this a prestigious and highly visible site across the whole city. The design is generated by the study of the existing alignments of roads, buildings and topography surrounding the site, with the primary axis lines brought into the site and linked together to ensure the greatest degree of connectivity to the neighbourhood.

Zaha Hadid Architects | D’leedon

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The ground landscape level emphasizing the presence of florid vegetation in Singapore’s climate. The various site levels are re-organized into a series of terraced plateaus to maximize the area dedicated to communal site amenities. The orientation and placement of the buildings is optimized in relation to the sun’s path as well as to maximize views out towards the surrounding city and landscape.

Zaha Hadid Architects | D’leedon

© Virgile Simon Bertrand

Zaha Hadid Architects | D’leedon

© Virgile Simon Bertrand

The ground landscape level emphasizing the presence of florid vegetation in Singapore’s climate. The various site levels are re-organized into a series of terraced plateaus to maximize the area dedicated to communal site amenities. The orientation and placement of the buildings is optimized in relation to the sun’s path as well as to maximize views out towards the surrounding city and landscape.

Zaha Hadid Architects | D’leedon

© Virgile Simon Bertrand

The site is located in a strategic position within the residential area of Singapore, close to the amenities of Holland Road and the future MRT station. The absence of high rise buildings in the near surroundings and direct connection to the main traffic route of Farrer Road makes this a prestigious and highly visible site across the whole city. The design is generated by the study of the existing alignments of roads, buildings and topography surrounding the site, with the primary axis lines brought into the site and linked together to ensure the greatest degree of connectivity to the neighbourhood. The ground landscape level emphasizing the presence of florid vegetation in Singapore’s climate. The various site levels are re-organized into a series of terraced plateaus to maximise the area dedicated to communal site amenities. The orientation and placement of the buildings is optimized in relation to the sun’s path as well as to maximize views out towards the surrounding city and landscape.

Zaha Hadid Architects | D’leedon

© Virgile Simon Bertrand

Zaha Hadid Architects | D’leedon

© Zaha Hadid Architects

The program is organized into 7 towers, which emerge from sunken gardens within the site landscape. The lower floors taper inwards; highlighting the point where buildings meet the ground and maximising the open areas for private gardens. The floor plan of each tower is arranged into a ‘flower’ that is subdivided into ‘petals’ according to the number of units per floor. The ‘petals’ are ex¬pressed in three dimensions thanks to vertical cuts which give definition to the building’s façades and allow for cross ventilation.

Zaha Hadid Architects | D’leedon

© Zaha Hadid Architects

The buildings culminate at the top with a series of ‘fingers’ stepped at different heights; blending the transition between the architectural fabric and the sky. These organic design principles are evident in all seven towers, generating a diversity between each building yet giving d’Leedon the natural elegance of coherence.

Location: Singapore
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Project manager: Charles Walker
Project architect: Michele Pasca di, Magliano, Viviana, Muscettola
Project team: Ludovico Lombardi, Clara Martins, Loreto Flores, Stephan Bohne, Amita Kulkarni, Soomeen Hahm, Yung-Chieh Huang, Kanop Mangklapruk, Marina Martinez, Andres Moroni, Juan Camilo Mogollon, Michael Rissbacher, Luca Ruggeri, Luis Miguel Samanez, Nupur Shah, Puja Shah, Muhammed Shameel, Shankara Subramaniam, Manya Uppal, Katrina Wong, Paolo Zilli, Andrea Balducci Caste, Kutbuddin Nadiadi, Effie Kuan,Helen Lee, Hee Seung Lee, Annarita Papeschi, Feng Lin, Bianca Cheung, Dominiki Dadatsi, Kelly Lee, Jeonghoon Lee, Hoda Nobakhti, Judith Wahle, Zhong Tian, Akhil Laddha, Naomi Chen, Jee Seon Lim, Line Rahbek, Hala Sheikh, Carlos S. Martinez, Arianna Russo, Peter McCarthy, Sevil Yazici, Sandra Riess, Federico Rossi, Eleni Pavlidou,Federico Dunkelberg, Evan Erlebacher, Gorka Blas, Bozana Komljenovic, Sophie Le Bienvenu, Jose M. Monfa, Selahattin Tuysuz,Edward Calver, Yung-Chieh Huang
Date: 2007 / TBC
Client: CapitaLand -led consortium
Status: Under Construction
Size: 290.000 m2, 150m Tall 
Project name: D’leedon
Competition team: Michele Pasca di Magliano, Vivivana Muscettola, Ta-Kang Hsu, Emily Chang, Helen Lee, Kelly Lee
Local architect: RSP, Singapore
Structural engineering: AECOM, Singapore
M&E engineering: BECA, Singapore, Max Fordham, London (Concept)
Quantity surveyor: DLS, Singapore
Landscape architect: GROSSMAX, Edinburgh (Concept), ICN, Singapore
Lighting design: LPA, Tokyo
Acoustic engineering: Acviron, Singapore

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