A green heart at Marina One, Singapore

Developed by a joint venture between Malaysia’s investment fund, Khazanah Nasional and Singapore’s investment company, Temasek Holdings, Marina One will be the latest urban model to be added to Singapore’s new downtown in 2017. Comprising a mix of offices and residential apartments, Marina One will boast of Singapore’s only integrated development in the CBD with a biodiversity garden at its core.
Aptly named the “Green Heart”, the 65,000-sq-ft bio-diversity garden will stretch from level 1 to level 4 of Marina One, in the common areas, and level 15 and the rooftop of the commercial towers. The Green Heart is conceived by Ingenhoven Architects, and its verdant landscape brought to life by Kathryn Gustafson of Gustafson Porter and Henry Steed of ICN Design International.
The “Green Heart” seeks to infuse the elements of rice terrace carved into hillsides, a Cloud Garden and will include a waterfall feature. These thematic areas serve to form an imagery of changing environments and habitats that is akin to one’s experience when ascending a mountain.
Currently undergoing final touches and is expected to open to the public in 2H17, the Green Heart demonstrates the smooth integration of greenery in the core of Singapore’s CBD. As the largest urban green sanctuary within Singapore’s CBD, it infuses leisure into a work environment for Marina One’s office tenants, residents and visitors.
Photo credits: M+S Pte Ltd, Artist’s impression of Marina One
Article by Jenny Goh, Senior Research Analyst, Singapore
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