Denton Corker Marshall was engaged by Lendlease to lead a masterplan concept for extending Holland Village, a much loved local destination in Singapore. An innovative approach to placemaking created an enriching and diverse village character, through a collaboration with a diverse group of local design partners – a ‘Village of Architects’.
A residential haven incorporating 490 apartments was designed across two towers of varying height, each more than 30 levels, and a low-rise block defining the key street edge. Warm and friendly, authentic materials including timber and concrete were used extensively throughout the design. The proposal responded strongly to the Singapore image of a ‘City in a Garden’. The ground plane was designed collaboratively with a leading local landscape practice to be a ‘fenceless’ e-deck / recreation deck solution, utilising terracing and lush landscape to provide privacy and a friendly public interface. Communal rooftops and terraces contributed to garden spaces, and vertical greening was provided through extensive use of planted green walls. The project was designed to meet Singapore Green Mark Platinum standards.