Ole Scheeren Unveils Plans for the Twin Towers Duo in Singapore

'Twin Towers Duo' by Buro Ole Scheeren, Singapore
Image © Buro Ole Scheeren

International practice Buro Ole Scheeren has just revealed their plans for the 'Twin Towers Duo in Singapore, set to break ground early 2013.In breaking from the peppering of individual high-rises that have no integration to their urban context, the new project is defined by and responds directly to its surroundings. The buildings are formed by circular subtractions in plan leaving ledges and pockets of space.

The solidity of the two volumes disintegrates as they meet the ground to open up a series of public spaces for the community and to strengthen the connection between the historic kampong glam district and the developing commercial sector. One residential tower will stand 186 meters, 50 floors, while the other will measure a close 170-meters containing offices and hotel functions. The private program is supplemented bycommercial retail on the ground floor, various terraces and observation decks and free-use courtyards.

Public rooftop gardens and street-level courtyards make a 100% green footprint
Image © Buro Ole Scheeren

Public lobby and courtyards
Image © Buro Ole Scheeren

Lobby interior
Image © Buro Ole Scheeren

Image © Buro Ole Scheeren

See more images in the original plans in the designboom article here.

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