NBBJ, an international architecture and design firm, has received two significant awards for its innovative work on The Sail @ Marina Bay, a 1.2-million-sf mixed-use structure in the Republic of Singapore and one of the Republics first highly sustainable mixed-use developments.
NBBJs work was recognized at the MIPIM Asia conference, garnering first place in both the Residential Developments and the Participants Choice categories. More than 70 projects from 13 different countries throughout the Asia Pacific region were submitted for the MIPIM Asia Awards. The only project to win more than one category, the Sail is a collaborative effort of NBBJs New York and Los Angeles studios.
"The Sail will do more than just enhance Singapore's reputation as a dynamic and beautiful place to live," said NBBJ principal Timothy Johnson. "The buildings will also enable Singapore to compete for global citizens from all over the world by delivering high quality design and a new urban living environment and experience."
Completed in August 2008, the 735-foot-tall Sail @ Marina Bay is the tallest residential high-rise in Singapore. Drawing inspiration from the wind, water and sun, NBBJ designed two glass-clad towers rising from a sculpted base. The innovative design makes both towers appear to be sails that are full of wind. The award-winning complex consists of a 63-story and a 70-story building featuring 1,111 residences, restaurants, health clubs, recreation decks with pools and tennis courts and parking facilities.
Along with NBBJ, members of the design team include Team Design, associate architect; Kiat Supattapone, consulting architect; Axis, interior architects; and Belt Collins, landscape architects.