Located in one of Singapore’s most desirable residential areas, the striking Bishan Central mixed-use development will comprise 574 apartments across two 38-storey towers linked by three sky garden bridges.
Designed by Israeli-Canadian architect Moshe Safdie, the distinguishing feature of the building is the stepped terracing that occurs along the sides of the towers, providing a private roof terrace for about one-third of the units.
Safdie Architects’ most recent foray in Singapore is the S$8 billion Marina Bay Sands mixed-use integrated resort.
Developed in joint venture between one of Singapore’s largest real estate companies, CapitaLand and the leading Japanese international property development and investment company Mitsubishi Estate, the site occupies approximately 1.2 hectares of leasehold land.
The product mix is comprised of one-bedroom-plus-study, two-bedroom, two-bedroom-plus-study, three-bedroom and four-bedroom units ranging from 680 square feet (61sqm) to 3,000 square feet (275sqm) in size.
Communal recreational facilities include a 50-metre lap pool, leisure pools, children’s pool, playground, tennis court, barbeque pits, function rooms, karaoke rooms and a gymnasium.
According to Singaporean design blog Multiplicities, “lush greenery is interwoven into the common spaces and amenities on the ground floor, as well as vertically on the upper levels. The design promises to maximise contact with nature, frame views and promote natural ventilation, while providing a generous network of family and community spaces that create a comfortable, village-like atmosphere for residents.”
Completion is slated for 2015.