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Daniel Libeskind’s “Reflections” Tops Off on Singapore’s Coast

Posted By Ariel Schwartz On March 30, 2010 @ 1:15 pm In Architecture,Sustainable Building | 1 Comment

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Famed architect Daniel Libeskind [1] has completed construction on the first tower in a massive waterfront development on Singapore’s southern coast that claims to be ultra-green. Dubbed Reflections at Southern Bay [2], the project consists of six glass towers and 11 villa apartment blocks and feature views of the bay, Keppel Club golf course, local parks and Mount Faber.

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The development — Libeskind’s first residential showcase in Asia — is a little crazy looking (and not in a good way), but 96% out of Reflections’ 740 already-launched units have been sold. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that Libeskind is a well-known starchitect [3].

It’s hard to imagine a project as awkwardly shaped as Reflections being all that green — think of all the energy and resources that it takes to build all those customized parts needed to make those floppy-looking curved towers, and to make them structurally stable. Reflections does, however, feature one legitimate green credential: it took Singapore’s Green Mark Gold Award [4]by the Building and Construction Authority in 2008, which means that it has achieved significant energy savings. Libeskind’s website also notes, “Lush sky gardens on sloping roof-lines… are linked by sky bridges, providing pockets of open spaces and platforms with 360-degree views of the spectacular surrounds including Resorts World Sentosa and Universal Studios Singapore.

Still interested in snatching a spot at Libeskind’s development? So far one of Libeskind’s towers has been completed, and the project is expected to be finished in 2011.

+ Daniel Libeskind [2]

Via Designboom [5]


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URLs in this post:

[1] Daniel Libeskind: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/12/09/sky-garden-skyscraper-by-daniel-libeskind/

[2] Reflections at Southern Bay: http://www.daniel-libeskind.com/news/news-single-view/article/229/libeskinds/

[3] starchitect: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starchitect

[4] Green Mark Gold Award : http://www.greenmark.sg/

[5] Designboom: http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/9/view/9646/daniel-libeskind-reflections-keppel-bay-singapore.html

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