The Venue Residences lauded for green efforts

The mixed-use development, comprising 266 residential units and 28 commercial shop lots, draws footfall throughout the day, and sits on a fan-shaped site of 88,267 sq ft (Credit: Samuel Isaac Chua/ EdgeProp Singapore)
SINGAPORE (EDGEPROP) - The Venue Residences has been recognised for its green efforts, and has clinched two titles – Sustainability Excellence and Top Development – at the annual EdgeProp Singapore Excellence Awards 2019 held on Oct 18.
The design of the development paid homage to its history, as the site used to house a stretch of shophouses. For instance, the walkways of the commercial plaza feature diamond-patterned tiles – a nod to the five-foot ways of the old buildings. A spiral staircase that links the first level to the second was also designed to emulate the old fire escape that was behind the former shophouses. Two Angsana trees were conserved from the old site, and are now part of the commercial plaza.
The developer, City Developments Ltd, also took care to maintain the scale of the development to be in line with that of the neighbouring estate. A two-tiered, high- and low-rise podium was therefore designed to match its existing neighbourhood.
Two Angsana trees were conserved from the old site, and are now part of the commercial plaza (Credit: CDL)
The mixed-use development is located on Tai Thong Crescent, off MacPherson Road. Comprising 266 residential units and 28 commercial shop lots, it draws footfall throughout the day, and sits on a fan-shaped site of 88,267 sq ft. The development has 339,840 sq ft in gross floor area and 21,528 sq ft of retail space.
The Venue Residences – which has a Platinum BCA Greenmark Award to its name – received its temporary occupation permit in 2017, and is fully sold to date. Residential unit offerings range from a one-bedder starting at 495 sq ft, to a four-bedroom unit at 1,238 sq ft. There are also eight penthouse units from 1,948 to 2,142 sq ft. The residential units are spread across four 18-storey tower blocks and a block of six duplex units overlooking a pool.
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