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PARKROYAL on Pickering
2007-2013 built

Stories: 15
Height: 89 m / 292 ft
Gross Floor Area:
29,812 m2 / 320,894 ft2
Plot Area: 6,959 m2 / 74,906 ft2
Location: Singapore

Green Plot Ratio: 270%
Community Plot Ratio: 170%
Civic Generosity Index: (5 thumbs up)
Self-Sufficiency Index:
Energy: 1%; Food: 0%; Water: 65%
Ecosystem Contribution Index: (4 thumbs up)

Client: UOL Group Limited Hotel Operator: Pan Pacific Hotels Group Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: BECA Carter Hollings & Ferner (S. E. Asia) Pte Ltd Civil & Structural Engineer: TEP Consultants Pte Ltd Quantity Surveyors: Rider Levett Bucknall LLP Landscape Consultant: Tierra Design (S) Pte Ltd

A hotel-and-office in-a-garden, ParkRoyal on Pickering investigates green intensification in a dense metropolis. Rather than a city of objects, the building suggests a city of environments. Its ‘Topographic Architecture’ podium is designed as a land form for landscape that visually extends the green of the adjacent public park vertically into the building. Facilitating the public life of the city, the hotel’s porte-cochere opens up as a gateway that physically and visually links Singapore’s business and historical districts. A large ‘Multiple Ground Level’ on the podium roof serves as a publicly accessible ‘Tropical Community Space’ that is sheltered by the towers above. ‘‘Sky Gardens’‘ are placed on cantilevered landscaped shelves every 4 floors, framing views from guest rooms, providing shade, and creating a human-scaled ‘Domesticated Megastructure’. The project is awarded with Green Mark Platinum - Singapore’s highest sustainable rating. Its high Green Plot Ratio and Civic Generosity rating provides downtown Singapore with a ‘High- Density, High-Amenity’ city block.