New form of living from P&T Consultants Singapore
Originally conceived as Buona Vista Science Park, One North Master Plan aim to develop a creative community centred on knowledge-based industries and innovation ecology, that is more than just live-work, it aims for live-work-play-learn mixed use.
Completed in July 2009, One North Residences has 4 main components: residential, commercial, greens and private residential amenities. The challenge is to completely linked the project with the community of overall One North Master Plan, and still gives a totally private feel to the residence. Open pedestrian linkway and fenceless concept pedestrian covered walkway are provided to enable people to walkthrough the commercial street, and crosses over to the parks and nearby local university guild house. At the ground level, the former Barracks is conserved and adapted to create vibrant commercial activities along the street level. A 12-metre Rain tree was preserved in line with environmental policy and to create a focal point of the linkage axis.
To define the private residential area, a seamless and transparent boundary is created by thickened ground using cascading water features and landscape. Dancing columns feature at the glass entrance leading to the triangular-shaped guest lounge greet the visitors at the main entrance. The sky pavilion, swimming pool and roof garden are located on roof top connected by a sky bridge spanning across 30-metres-wide open plaza.
Building form is of a wave and the slope in the roofline echoing the contours of the hills nearby. The porosity of the form, generous central courtyard space and sky gardens, engages surrounding nature and offers a refreshing lifestyle concept that blends in with surrounding parks and greenery.
Overall, One North Residences provides residential and commercial component for the envisioned synergistic hub – multiple levels of activity generating commercial, retail and communal functions to meet the needs of the scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs and their families from the nearby Fusionopolis, Biopolis and the whole One-North Masterplan development.