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The UIC Building, once the tallest in Singapore’s Central Business District is up for redevelopment. Located on the Shenton Way, the redevelopment, ’V on Shenton’ will be a unique signature of UNStudios in this part of the city.

Arch2o-UIC Building ‘V on Shenton’-UNStudio (35)

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It will comprise of a multi programme building of residential and office.

The office tower rising up to 23 storeys will comprise retail, parking and office spaces. A sky garden of a total 360 view on the urban-scape gives it a green touch of nature whiles providing a refuge from the city. The height of this block of offices reflects the adjacent buildings in this area. On the groundfloor, stainless steel inlaid into the floors and lines of light guide visitors to their destinations.

Arch2o-UIC Building ‘V on Shenton’-UNStudio (37)

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The residential tower rising to 53 storeys also corresponds to the heights of adjacent buildings to this part. The sky garden also with 360 views integrates into the sustainable lifestyle of future residents providing full amenities while maintaining their privacy.

Arch2o-UIC Building ‘V on Shenton’-UNStudio (47)

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The facades are one striking feature of the towers. Based on a hexagonal pattern, they are designed, through angles and shading devices to increase the performance in respect of the climatic conditions of Singapore. These patterns give the facades a scaly nature, which is varied, in various parts of the towers to reflect the spaces behind the façade.

Arch2o-UIC Building ‘V on Shenton’-UNStudio (38)

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The tower framing in “chamfers” forms the unifying element of both towers. During the day, they appear smooth whiles at night they are lit as a continuous line.

Arch2o-UIC Building ‘V on Shenton’-UNStudio (46)

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Client: UIC Investments (Properties) Pte Ltd
No. 5 Shenton Way, UIC Building, Singapore
Building surface:
85.507 m2
Building volume:
residential tower 237m height; office tower 123m height
Building site:
6778 m2
commercial and residential redevelopment.
In progress

UNStudio Team:
Ben van Berkel, Astrid Piber and Nuno Almeida with Ariane Stracke, Cristina Bolis, Derrick Diporedjo, Florian Licht, Gustav Fagerström, Hal Wuertz, Jaap Baselmans, Jaap-Willem Kleijwegt, Rob Henderson, Patrick Kohl, Juliane Maier, René Rijkers, Martin Zangerl, Zhongyuan Dai, Jeong Eun Choi, Wing Tang, Stefano Rocchetti, Sander Versluis, Jay Williams, Jae Young Lee

Local Architect:
Architects 61 Pte Ltd
Structural engineer:
DE Consultants (S) Pte Ltd
M&E consultant:
J Roger Preston (S) Pte Ltd
Quantity surveyor:
KPK Quantity Surveyors

 By Hassan Mohammed Yakubu

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