Singapore, 11 August 2020 – Two 192-metre-tall residential towers named Avenue South Residences, constructed using Prefabricated Prefinished Volumetric Construction (PPVC), will change the skyline of Singapore.
Located in the residential district in Bukit Merah, Singapore, the project aims to create 988 apartments from almost 3,000 vertically stacked modules. ADDP Architects, the firm responsible for this project, says that the building method will be able to reduce construction and demolition (C&D) waste and the need for manpower.
The developers have begun construction and hope to finish the project by Q1 2023. The project is set to overtake the world’s tallest prefab building—the 140-metre-high Clement Canopy, which is also in Singapore and designed by ADDP Architects.
The individual modules are factory-made in Senai, Malaysia, where a series of six-sided boxes are cast in concrete. The units are then transported to a facility in Singapore to be fitted out and furnished before being moved to the construction site.
By the time they arrive, the boxes are 80 per cent complete, according to ADDP Architects. They are then lifted into position by a crane and stitched up to form a strong, load-bearing frame, shared one of the firm’s associate partners, Markus Cheng Thuan Hann.
Hann further added that limiting the amount of construction work at the site can help minimise disruption such as noise pollution to those living nearby. Another benefit is that there will be fewer people needed at the construction site at any one time, which makes it easier to control safe distancing.
– Construction+ Online