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Raised Gardens in Singapore

Raised Gardens in Singapore

Stepped and planted roof terraces have been slotted into the 175-metre-high Robinson Tower in Singapore, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox with local practice Architects 61. Even before the building construction began, the vibrant project won several architectural awards.

Split into two sections, the mixed-use tower of a height of 175 m has 20 storeys of offices elevated on chunky concrete supports above a four-storey podium of retail spaces.

Further green spaces such as an atrium garden, roof garden, and planted balcony areas have also been included in the skyscraper’s design. Singapore’s 2014 Landscape Replacement Policy requires that any greenery lost due to development must be replaced, so the gap between the tower’s two sections was used to create a green roof terrace shaded by the tower above.

Built on a V-shaped site formed by Robinson Road and Market Street, the tower’s core has been offset to sit at the wider end of the plan. 

Robinson Tower will also be the new home for Kohn Pedersen Fox’s (KPF) Singapore office, which was established in 2018 to support the firm’s project for Changi Airport Terminal 5.