AWARDS: d’Nest — green haven in Pasir Ris

/ EdgeProp Singapore
October 12, 2018 3:51 PM SGT
The 921-unit d’Nest comprises 12 towering blocks on a 4.1ha site area (Credit: CDL)
d ’Nest, developed by property giant City Developments (CDL) and its joint-venture partners Hong Leong Holdings and Hong Realty, is located in the Pasir Ris Grove enclave. The 921- unit project comprises 12 towering blocks, and sits on a sprawling site of 4.1ha (444,280 sq ft), making it one of the largest 99-year leasehold sites in District 18.
At this year’s EdgeProp Singapore Excellence Awards on Oct 3, d’Nest scooped the award for Top Development. “[d’Nest is] well thought out in terms of landscape,” says Yu Shi Ming, head of the department of real estate at the School of Design and Environment at the National University of Singapore.
There is a good mix of unit types at d’Nest, from one- to five-bedroom units (Credit: Samuel Isaac Chua/ The Edge Singapore)
The landscape of d’Nest, as its name suggests, was inspired by the warmth and privacy that a nest offers. “Within the site’s verdant landscape, the Nest pavilions that were inspired by nature become signature focal points that weave the social fabric of d’Nest together with the unique play spaces,” says Ann Teo, managing director of Coen Design International, the landscape consultant for d’Nest.
Designed by Architects 61, d’Nest is based on the “Green Habitat” concept, incorporating eco-friendly design principles to be environmentally sustainable. d’Nest is at the forefront of CDL’s sustainability track record. Focused on the ethos of “conserving as we construct” since 1995, CDL has invested extensively in the use of solar energy technologies for its properties.
At d’Nest, a 1,520 sq m (16,361 sq ft) solar panel system was installed on the rooftops of nine blocks to power the development, which set a new record for the “Largest Solar Panels in a Condominium” in the Singapore Book of Records in 2013. The solar panels generate almost 250,000kWh a year, equivalent to about 5% of the condominium’s annual energy usage. Other eco-features include its waste collection system, charging areas for electric...