Studio Libeskind recently completed a large, sustainable residential complex in Singapore called Corals at Keppel Bay. The sprawling development, designed in collaboration with Singapore-based developer Keppel Land, looks like a pearl necklace strung along the bay. The project creates ocean frontage and offers spectacular waterfront views, all while boosting biodiversity with a thriving underwater sanctuary for marine life.
The project features buildings clad in glazed, white aluminum and glass panels, which create a rhythm accentuated by ribbons of balconies. It comprises 366 apartments that range from one-to-four bedrooms and penthouses, with sizes ranging from 538 square feet to 8,503 square feet. The residents will have exclusive access to Marina at Keppel Bay on Keppel Island which includes a clubhouse with members’ lounge, fine dining establishments and yacht charter services.
To help foster biodiversity, harvested “donor” coral fragments are grown in a nursery, after which they are transplanted to King’s Dock, near the residences. To further sustainability, reflecting pools run the length of each building. These pools serve to help cool the residences. The site also features a green roof, rainwater collection and solar panels.
“Just like a coral reef, the composition of each cluster of buildings is unique—the common thread is spectacular bay views and expansive balconies throughout,” said Daniel Libeskind. “I sought to imbue the entire site with openness and greenery—the true core of this project is sustainable living,” he added.