The concept of gardens in the sky takes a big leap in SkyPark to create a truly ‘bungalows in the sky’. Situated at a prime location next to downtown Orchard Road of Singapore, SkyPark stands out amongst the crowd of highrise residential development around by its unique and innovative ‘sky gardens’ architecture. Even though disadvantaged by an extremely small site, the design achieves the developer’s required density and efficiency without compromising on the sense of spaciousness and exclusiveness demanded by the project. The ground space can boast a lap pool and lushly landscaped. Air space is used dramatically to cantilever a gymnasium, with clever use of greenery and screening to create depths and sense of space. Another major communal space is lifted off the ground to the second storey in the form of a communal hall that opens out to generous terraces and plantings.
The key design feature is the double volume, large and lush sky gardens enjoyed by every apartment, introduced in the entire building of 32 storeys. Instead of arriving to an internal lift lobby just like any apartments, the arrival experience to the individual homes is carefully orchestrated through lush gardens and terraces, just as if one is entering into a landed compound through the garden gate before arriving at the front door of your home, to give a sense of living ‘on ground’, on landed property.
Double volume living spaces open to this sheltered outdoor living room cum garden. Seen against the back drop of the Singapore skyline, the gardens truly feels like sky gardens. The result is a green plot ration of more than five!
This design typology is most suitable for the hot and humid tropical climate of Singapore and is a simple and effective way in ensuring environmental sustainability. The architectural language becomes unique, in the form of large terraces that recedes the exposure of glass – a return to idealism of truly highrise tropical architecture!Location: Singapore Architects: MKPL Architects Pte Ltd
Project name: Skypark