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Designs unveiled for Singapore sustainable skyscraper

27th October 2022

Singapore’s tallest skyscraper will be one of the most sustainable developments in Asia, says architect Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.

The US-headquartered firm today unveiled plans for a new 305 metre tall, 63 floor skyscraper at 8 Shenton Way in Singapore’s CBD, which will be developed by Perennial Holdings.

The mixed-use development will seek Singapore Green Mark Platinum certification, meaning energy use will be 55% below the benchmark standard. The building will use part of the foundations onsite and lower carbon materials such as recycled aggregates, engineered bamboo and terracotta to minimise embodied carbon. 

The design features 10,000 square metres of public green space, with planting designed to encourage biodiversity, as well as terraces and sky gardens. It will be directly linked to the Tanjong Pagar MRT station.

8 Shenton Way also incorporates a variety of safety and wellness features, such as contactless technology, antimicrobial materials, enhanced natural air flow and filtration, adaptable interior spaces, and large outdoor spaces.

SOM partner Mustafa Abadan said: "This building will be one of the first post-pandemic mixed-use towers in the world incorporating health and wellness as its primary design drivers. By seeking to achieve the city's newest and most rigorous sustainability standards, our design will establish a new paradigm for resilient and elegant high-rise design in Singapore and beyond."

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