Singapore. A tower made of red metallic mash and green creepers

Designed by WOHA architects and located in the city’s Central Business District, the Oasia Hotel Downtown won the Best Tall Building Worldwide 2018 prize.

WOHA architects, Oasia Hotel Downtown, Singapore, 2016. Photo K. Kopter

Landscaping has been used extensively for the facades of the high-rise hotel Oasia Downtown, designed by WOHA for the Central Business District of Singapore. Indeed, the metallic red mash that envelopes the building is the element that allows the proliferation of a rich greenery. The Oasia Hotel Downtown has been awarded the Best Tall Building Worldwide 2018 prize at the 16th Annual Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) Awards Program.

The creepers are used as if they were an architectural substance “achieving an overall Green Plot Ratio of 1100%,” as WOHA astates. The volume of the building is carved with three large voids that work as elevated ground levels for recreational activities; a fourth sky garden is located on top of the building. These spaces effectively enhance cross-ventilation while the red mesh combined with the greenery constitutes the primal shading device.

Oasia Hotel Downtown
WOHA architects
Design team:
Wong Mun Summ, Richard Hassell, Phua Hong Wei, Bernard Lee, Kim Young Beom, Evelyn Ng, Christina Ong, Huang Yue, Larissa Tan, Chen Shunann, Iyan Mulyadi, Oscar Korintus, Victoria Meadows, Simopoulou Olympia Konstantinou, Donovan Soon, Ang Chow Hwee, Dennis Kwek
Interior design:
Studio Patricia Urquiola
Mechanical and electrical engineering:
Rankine & Hill (S) Pte Ltd
Civil & Structural Engineering:
KTP Consultants Pte Ltd
Quantity Surveyors:
Rider Levett Bucknall
Landscape Consultant:
Sitetectonix Pte Ltd
Irrigation Consultant:
Christensen Irrigation (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Lighting Consultant:
Lighting Planners Associates (S) Pte Ltd The Lightbox Pte Ltd
Signage Consultant:
UDS Design Pte Ltd
Land Surveyor:
How Huai Hoon Surveyors
Main Contractor:
Woh Hup (Private) Ltd
19,416 sqm

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