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Singapore Scotts Tower, Orchard Road, Singapore 
Wednesday 21 Mar 2007
 
Singapore's floating towers 
 
 
 
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16/02/12 Pamela, Winnpeg
i think this is a wonderful idea. i am one of those people who like the little bit odd. And this is some great architecture at work. Yes it may look alittle silly but to me it is beautiful. (Even though i am deathly afraid of hights) Great Job i say
18/11/11 Chris, Vancouver
There is much room that can be used at the bottom. But the idea of the structure is creative.
26/10/11 raul carbajal, monterey
muy buen diseño pero creo que el diseño sobrepasa la funcionalidad ( a simple vista)
16/08/11 Shrewin, Mabalacat
i think that the tower is artistically formed. and the architectural design is more shown for the future technology , houses or designs. And it may relate to some futuristic city that others dreamed of.
05/07/11 Lauren, Chicago
we had a girl in my architecture course who designed something pretty much exactly like that.
26/11/10 Sarah, London
Rem Koolhaas.. u just have to look at his work to understand his meaning of Bigness!
13/08/10 Greg, Chuncheon
Great design! It challenges our concept of strength and structure. Also frees up ground space for green park area. I wonder if the separate sections might rise and lower as if in an elevator? Go Singapore!
26/06/10 CBM, new westminster
needed some studies regarding the foundation itself, structural wise will be great,superb... but little bit more stability and support on the foundation since this building will be offices...
22/02/10 Peter, NBK
GO SINGAPORE FLOATING TOWERS!!!!!!!!!!!
18/12/09 Aggai, Senanga
this is rely crazy!!!! How the hell did he come up with such a plan!!!
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OMA designs Residential Tower in Singapore 

Far East Organization, Singapore’s largest private development company, has commissioned the Office for Metropolitan Architecture for OMA’s first architectural project in Singapore – a 36-storey residential high-rise. The Singapore tower is a design by OMA Partner Ole Scheeren. Unlike most architecture firms OMA are a collaborative office which works as a Partnership. The 153 meter tall tower will be located at the intersection of Scotts Road and Cairnhill Road, in close proximity to Orchard Road, Singapore’s famous shopping and lifestyle street. With 20,000m² of built floor area, the building will provide 68 high-end apartment units with panoramic views. The design strategically maneuvers within the highly regulated building environment to maximize the full potential of the site: Four individual apartment towers are vertically offset from one another and suspended from a central core. The skyline of floating towers directly relates to the surrounding building volumes and explores the most attractive views towards the city center and an extensive green zone to the north. The lifted apartment towers reduce the building’s footprint to a minimum; the liberated ground level provides communal leisure activities embedded in the tropical landscape. “We are thrilled with the opportunity to create an outstanding project in partnership with OMA. The design reflects the new vibrancy and vitality of Orchard Road and Singapore. OMA with its extensive international experience will certainly bring a new perspective to luxury urban living and add to the cosmopolitan flavor of our development,” says Far East Organization Chief Operating Officer, Property Sales, Chia Boon Kuah. “The collaboration with the Far East Organization is an exciting opportunity to further engage Asia,” says Ole Scheeren, Partner of OMA. "The design vertically redistributes the floor area in four alternating towers to create a skyscraper in which architectural and urbanistic concerns merge with mechanisms that create added value. The architecture, in this sense, goes beyond form and generates symbiotic qualities”.

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