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This Singapore hotel is an excellent example of ‘sustainability and delight’

This Singapore hotel is an excellent example of ‘sustainability and delight’

The Oasia Hotel Downtown stands tall in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District, redefining how a tropical skyscraper should look like. Designed by WOHA and Patricia Urquiola, this giant atrium hotel is a sight to behold, effectively merging architecture with nature.

While designing the hotel, architects WOHA adopted what they call ‘a club sandwich approach by creating a series of different strata, each with its own sky garden.’ There are three giant “verandas” as well as the rooftop terrace, which is protected by a 30 foot high mesh cladding.

Where it is not sealed up and air-conditioned, it is shaded by the aluminum screen which will “gradually be overgrown by 21 species of creepers and vines, creating a lively contrast between vibrant reds and lush greens.”

According to the press release from v2com:

In contrast with the conventional, completely sealed-off, air-conditioned tower, this hotel, designed by local office WOHA, merges architecture and nature, and combines indoor and outdoor spaces in a striking fashion. According to the architects, the aim was ‘to create an alternative imagery for commercial high-rise developments. It combines innovative ways to intensify land use with a tropical approach that showcases a perforated, permeable, furry, verdant tower.”

Read more here: https://www.treehugger.com/green-architecture/new-hotel-singapore-combines-sustainability-delight.html

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