This Singapore hotel is an excellent example of ‘sustainability and delight’
The Oasia Hotel Downtown stands tall in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District, redefining how a tropical skyscraper should look like. Designed by WOHA and Patricia Urquiola, this giant atrium hotel is a sight to behold, effectively merging architecture with nature.
While designing the hotel, architects WOHA adopted what they call ‘a club sandwich approach by creating a series of different strata, each with its own sky garden.’ There are three giant “verandas” as well as the rooftop terrace, which is protected by a 30 foot high mesh cladding.
Where it is not sealed up and air-conditioned, it is shaded by the aluminum screen which will “gradually be overgrown by 21 species of creepers and vines, creating a lively contrast between vibrant reds and lush greens.”
According to the press release from v2com:
“In contrast with the conventional, completely sealed-off, air-conditioned tower, this hotel, designed by local office WOHA, merges architecture and nature, and combines indoor and outdoor spaces in a striking fashion. According to the architects, the aim was ‘to create an alternative imagery for commercial high-rise developments. It combines innovative ways to intensify land use with a tropical approach that showcases a perforated, permeable, furry, verdant tower.”