Marina One in Singapore has received an award from the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA)
On the occasion of the 58th anniversary of the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA), an honourable mention award was given to the ensemble of Marina One buildings in Singapore, which opened in 2018. The award ceremony took place on Friday, July 19, in the Resort World Sentosa Convention Center in Singapore.
As an international role model for living and working, Marina One makes an innovative contribution to the discourse on megacities, which especially in tropical regions face enormous challenges with respect to climate change and constantly growing populations.
The high-density building complex with its mix of uses extends to over 400,000 square meters and, with its group of four high-rise buildings, defines the Green Heart—a public space extending over several stories. This three-dimensional green oasis reflects the diversity of tropical flora. The project was completed by ingenhoven architects in close cooperation with landscape architects Gustafson Porter + Bowman, the local partners Architects61, and ICN Design International.
Today, more than 50 percent of the world’s population lives in cities. This number will increase to 70 percent in the next three decades. By 2050, the world’s population will increase to nine or ten billion. In urban agglomerations, this growth cannot be accommodated without high-rise buildings. The Green Heart is the core concept of Marina One. The interaction between the geometry of the buildings and the garden facilitates natural ventilation and generates an agreeable microclimate. The largest public landscaped area in the Marina Bay Central Business District of Singapore provides living space close to nature, the usable area of which is 125 percent of the original site surface area.