3/18/2013

Libeskind's Reflections at Keppel Bay


Prominently situated at the entrance to Singapore's historic Keppel Harbor, Reflections at Keppel Bay is a two-million-square-foot residential development comprised of 6 high-rise towers ranging from 24 and 41 stories and 11 low-rise villa apartment blocks of 6-8 floors, totaling 1,129 units.  The series of high-rise undulating towers is the focal point of this project.  These sleek curving forms of alternating heights create graceful openings and gaps between the structures allowing all to have commanding views of the waterfront, Sentosa, the golf course and Mount Faber.



Designers at Daniel Libeskind designed a composition of two distinct typologies of housing; the lower villa blocks along the water front and the high-rise towers which overlook them just behind.  The artful composition of ever shifting building orientations, along with the differing building typologies, creates an airy, light-filled grouping of short and tall structures.  These ever shifting forms create an experience where each level feels unique as it is not in alignment with either the floor below or above.  no two alike residences are experienced next to one another or seen from the same perspective.




The projects, completed in December 2011, is the recipient of Singapore's Building and Construction Authority BCA Green Mark Gold Award and Universal Design Award (Silver).