PROJECTS

EDEN Apartments

BCI Asia Awards Top 10 Singapore Architect 2021

Echoing former Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew’s original vision of Singapore as a ‘city in a garden’, the design seeks to address the disconnection between the high-rise apartments and the lush greenery at the street level in the area. Each unit of the apartment, therefore, has expansive garden balconies, with organic, generous living spaces achieved by breaking up the traditional boxy floorplate.

DESIGN & MATERIAL

The design is shaped like the letter Y, with bedrooms situated at each end and the garden balconies in between. This approach grants privacy for each unit and allows for a spacious central living spaces that forms the heart of the residence. The building’s stairwells and lifts are located on the other side. By moving the cores to the back, 270-degree views of the city are created and the apartments can be cross ventilated in three directions.

The units are stacked on top of one another and raised above ground-level gardens. As such, the greenery appears to be threaded upwards throughout the structure via alternating balconies. The plants will grow to flow down the building, softening its appearance as well as surround each flat with foliage.

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PROJECT DATA

Project Name
EDEN Apartments
Location
2 Draycott Park, Singapore
Completion Date
December 2019
Site Area
3,105 square metres
Gross Floor Area
6,521 square metres
Building Height
22 storeys; 104.50 metres
Number of Units
20
Developer
Swire Properties Ltd (Celestial Fortune)
Architectural Design Consultant
Heatherwick Studio
Design Director
Thomas Heatherwick
Group Leader
Mat Cash
Project Leader
Gabriel Sanchiz
Project Team Members
Charlie Kentish; Craig Miller; John Minford
Executive Architect
RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (BCI Asia Awards Top 10 Singapore Architect 2021)
Interior Design Consultant
Heatherwick Studio
Executive Interior Design Firm
Ensemble Pte Ltd
Civil & Structural Engineer
RSP Structures
MEP Engineer
Squire Mech
Quantity Surveyor
Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) Singapore
Landscape Architect
COEN Design International Pte Ltd
Main Contractor
Unison Construction Pte Ltd
Images
Hufton+Crow; Swire Properties