AWARDS: Marina One Residences - Premium city living

Marina One Residences is part of the $7 billion Marina One integrated development, the newest and largest such project in the Marina Bay financial district. Marina One was developed by M+S, a joint-venture company 60%-owned by Malaysian sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional and 40%-owned by its Singapore counterpart Temasek Holdings. The development was completed in November last year and comprises 1,042 luxury residential units, 1.88 million sq ft of Grade-A offices and 140,000 sq ft of lifestyle retail space.
Marina One Residences won the Top Development Excellence Award for a completed development in the Central Region (Picture: M+S)
Marina One Residences clinched the Top Development Excellence Award for a completed development in the Central Region at the EdgeProp Singapore Excellence Awards 2018 on Oct 3. The residential and commercial components of the development were praised by the judges for being well integrated through their sensible architecture and design by Christoph Ingenhoven, founder of Ingenhoven Architects, a leader in sustainable architecture.
The development’s façade is inspired by a city’s street grid, while the iconic louvres visually unify the development and are integral to Ingenhoven’s supergreen architecture, which aims to create a comfortable climate within the project.
At the core of Marina One are multiple stepped gardens inspired by rice terraces. The lush greenery and cascading waterfalls in the development form a natural cooling system. This Green Heart comprises over 160,000 plants across an area of 65,000 sq ft and is the largest green sanctuary in the CBD. The buildings in Marina One harvest rainwater to irrigate foliage through an automatic drip system. The development’s sustainability features won it the Building and Construction Authority’s Green Mark Platinum certification, the highest attainable.
Night-time view of Marina One’s Green Heart and the retail podium
Marina One’s residential component, Marina One Residences, comprises twin Park and Garden towers of 33 storeys. M+S launched the 521-unit Park Tower in 2014 when the market was in a trough, following tough property cooling measures the previous year. But...