Marina One Residences: An ace development project

Marina One Residences is a model of $7-billion and it will be comprising of office buildings, residential towers and a retail podium in the Marina South, which is being transformed as Singapore’s new business district. It is expected to be completed by 2017. Marina One Residences will build a link with Marina Bay MRT station. It will be spread over a gross floor area of 3.67 million square feet. It is being designed by Christoph Ingenhoven, an architect who has created the facade-look of the Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California. It is one of the two projects taken over by M+S Pvt Ltd, in the 60:40 joint venture between Khazanah Nasional and Temasek Holdings, and forms a part of a land swapping agreement between Singapore and Malaysia. The developmental value of the projects is $11 billion. The project of Marina One Residence will be capitalised to the tune of $5 billion by financing facilities provided by eight banks. Both the commercial towers will stand tall with 30 storeys and the residential towers will be 34 storeys high. 60% of the gross floor area i.e. 3, 41,000 square metres will be spared as office space and the residential units will form the 35 percent and the rest of the 5 per cent of space will be given to retail outlets. The launch of marina one residences is slated to be in the month of October. The project managers of Marina One are Mapletree Investments and UEM Land Holdings.

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Marina One is created in the core of Singapore’s new CBD by the collaboration with Malaysia’s Khazanah and Singapore’s Temasek. It is the premier development project designed by Christoph Ingenhoven, a name renowned in sustainable Supergreen architecture. The design has unified the four land plots to become one single unit instead of becoming four separate buildings. The outer principal font describes the city grid while its towers are held together by the Green Heart. The symbolic louvers are an integral part of Marina One Residences and seem to visually integrate the development project and create a luxurious climatic ambience. The multiple stepped gardens of Marina One Residences are reminiscent of Asian rice terraces that further improve the climate and provide a large green urban sanctuary within the CBD of Singapore for the prospective community.

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The adroitly contrived lush green central garden bordering ICN design and Gustafson Porter has made Marina One Residencies brag its oasis in the core of the city. Amidst the noise of CBD Marina One Residences makes you feel the peace and calmness in the vicinity of verdant flora; it offers a perfect blend of development and greenery. The tropical diversity of the flora forms the background of the landscape of Marina One project. The abstract concept of natural environment and altitudinal changes forms the intent of Green Valley idea on level one, two and three which gives feeling of enclosure and fondness of the rainforests. Level four and fifteen evince the Cloud Forest scheme representing a change through a cloud cover.

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