Enhancing Holland Village’s bohemian vibe

SINGAPORE (EDGEPROP) - Far East Organization-led consortium launches One Holland Village Residences, the private residential component of the developer’s mixed-use project that is set to enliven the area

One Holland Village is located right in the Holland Village enclave and within walking distance to the Holland Village MRT station on the Circle Line (Credit: Samuel Isaac Chua/ The Edge Singapore)
At the sales gallery of Far East Organization’s latest project, One Holland Village Residences, visitors will find the work of contemporary artists such as Australia’s David Bromley and local collaborative art duo Ripple Root. The latter was also commissioned to create a mural that reflects the essence of Holland Village.
While the sales gallery is primarily for the private residential component of Far East Organization’s mixed-use development One Holland Village, Marc Boey, the group’s director of planning and acquisitions, views the entire project as an opportunity to incorporate placemaking initiatives that will benefit the broader Holland Village and Chip Bee Gardens estate.
As such, the art pieces adorning the walls of the sales gallery give visitors a feel of what is to come. Boey likens Holland Village to other trendy neighbourhoods in the world like London’s Shoreditch and Notting Hill, and New York’s Brooklyn..
The show unit for Leven, one of the product offerings at One Holland Village Residences (Credit: Samuel Isaac Chua/ The Edge Singapore)

Hotly Contested site

He reckons that this is also the reason why the 99-year leasehold site was so hotly contested when it was launched for tender last year. The site, put up by the URA under its dual-envelope concept and price tender, had drawn 15 bids from 10 consortiums when the tender closed.
Under the dual-envelope tender, all bidders are required to submit their concept proposals and tender prices in two separate envelopes. On the tender closing day, the envelopes containing the concept proposals are opened and then evaluated by the Concept Evaluation Committee.
The shortlisted concept proposals then proceed to the second stage of the tender evaluation whereby the envelopes containing the tender prices are opened, with the site awarded to the highest bidder.
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