Bishan Central Condominium Singapore
Singapore, 26 July 2011 – CapitaLand Residential Singapore has appointed renowned international architect Moshe Safdie as the lead designer for its condominium at Bishan Central. Located a convenient five-minute walk to the Bishan transportation hub and Junction 8 shopping mall, the new residential development will have approximately 540 units designed for cosmopolitan living.
For the Bishan development, Moshe Safdie has introduced a strong and distinctive stepping form that provides for private garden spaces for a large number of the units. There will be two 38-storey towers linked by three bridging “sky gardens”, which offer opportunities for commonly shared garden and leisure spaces. Residents on the upper floors will enjoy views of Bishan Park.
Moshe Safdie, of Boston, Massachusetts (USA) based Safdie Architects, said: “The concept moves past the traditional approach of deploying individual towers to create a three-dimensional matrix of public gardens and private terraces as well as to frame open views to the city. This affords lush expanses of greenery – both horizontally and vertically, and achieves optimal orientation relative to the sun and the prevailing winds, allowing the units to be naturally ventilated.”
Mr Wong Heang Fine, CEO of CapitaLand Residential Singapore, said: “Bishan Central is one of Singapore’s most popular residential estates. The area enjoys a mature network of amenities, scenic surroundings and proximity to a number of good schools. Since his pioneering residential complex, Habitat – built as the centerpiece of the 1967 World’s Fair Expo in Montreal, Canada, Moshe Safdie has continued to redefine urban dwelling. We are excited to be working with Moshe Safdie on this project to create a new interpretation of residential living for homebuyers. When completed, the strong architectural form of the new condominium will be a new landmark in the Bishan area, transforming its urban landscape.”
The 11,997-square-metre (129,137 square feet) site at Bishan Central has an estimated gross floor area of about 58,786 square metres (632,770 square feet). CapitaLand has partnered Mitsubishi Estate Asia Pte. Ltd. (“MEA”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd. (“MEC”), to jointly develop the Bishan condominium. CapitaLand will be the lead development manager for the project, responsible for the full spectrum of sales and marketing, product design and development, and project management.