CapitaSpring is finished: one of the largest buildings in Singapore

Sometimes it’s wonderful to put that price range at a few million on Funda and enjoy: what a huge house. Dream away with what might one day be yours, but of which you can only dream now. The same goes for CapitaSpring. It sounds like an investment company, but it’s a 51-storey building in Singapore. At 280 meters high, it is one of the largest buildings in the city. It is particularly notable for its vertical urban jungle.

urban jungle

The 51-storey CapitaSpring is located in the heart of Singapore’s financial district on the site of a former public car park. Four years after the start, it is now finished. Almost all office space and retail space has already been taken up in the 93,000 square meter (!) building. There are also all kinds of restaurants in the building. It is so special because of its lines and the abundance of greenery. It really is an urban jungle, but at the same time, due to its size, a kind of vertical city. But one in which sustainability is of paramount importance. More than 80,000 plants can be found in the gigantic structure.

Vertical City

The creators write: “The vertical elements of the building’s exterior are pulled apart at different heights to reveal the green oases blooming from the base, the core and the sky garden on the roof. The tower enhances Singapore’s reputation as a garden city with more than 80,000 plants, with a Green Plot Ratio of over 1:1.4 – representing a total landscape area of ​​over 8,300 square meters (90,000 square feet), equivalent to 140 % of the site.”

food culture

Several garden paths create natural entrances to the City Room. This is an 18 meter high, spacious open space at the foot of the tower that offers shelter from the tropical sunlight and showers. The iconic Market Street Hawker Center has been recreated on the second and third floors of the 56 food stall building. That fits perfectly with the culture and customs of the local population.

Luxury stay in Singapore

However, there is also plenty of room for luxury: the first eight floors of the tower are dedicated to the service housing with a wide range of facilities such as a swimming pool, jacuzzi, jogging track, gym, social kitchen, residents lounge and barbecue pits; the top 29 floors offer premium office spaces with panoramic views of the Singapore River and Marina Bay.

green oasis

“At the heart of the building, between the hardcapes of the offices and residences, are four interconnected levels of organic softscape dubbed the “Green Oasis” – a 35-foot open-air garden for work, casual walks, relaxation, exercise and events. . The Green Oasis seamlessly weaves nature into the architecture vertically, meeting the spatial constraints of the site, while providing tenants and residents with abundant access to green spaces – animating the elegant smoothness of the modern architecture with the region’s ubiquitous tropical nature. .” Want to peek inside? Please view the photos interwoven throughout this article.

Laura Jenny

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