The success of buildings—and people—is often measured by their performance. But the environments where we live and work should also support the health of our bodies and brains, not to mention that of the planet. NBBJ created a vision, master plan and concept for the 32-story Keppel Towers mixed-use development, which marries distinct architecture with a focus on sustainability and energy efficiency. The resulting design represents the future of work, reimagining the office typology through restorative spaces and connection to nature, fresh air, and opportunities for social interaction.
该项目位于唐人街、埃弗顿公园和 Tanjong Pagar这三个社区的交汇处，带有一个大型公共广场来作为该项目的社交中心。该设计混合了传统的办公楼层、非传统的工作空间和公共设施，如咖啡馆、餐厅、空中露台、健康设施和福利设施，模糊了室内和室外，创造了一种有利于创新、激发创造力幸福的氛围。该开发项目最终将成为该地区天际线的视觉地标，成为租户和社区的中心场所，以及多个街道共享的公共设施。
Located at the intersection of three diverse neighborhoods—Chinatown, Everton Park and Tanjong Pagar—the development serves as a nexus, with a large public plaza that acts as the social heart of the project. The design features a mix of traditional office floors, alternative workspaces and public amenities such as cafes, restaurants, sky terraces and health and wellbeing facilities, blurring indoors and outdoors to create an atmosphere that is conducive to innovation, creativity and well-being. When completed, the development will serve as a visual landmark for the district’s skyline, as well as a central place for tenants and the community to meet and gather with its many street-level public amenity spaces.
The curtain wall doubles as an airy canopy, allowing the building's occupants to enjoy nature while protecting them from the often hot, humid and wet weather. Residual air from the building’s HVAC system is channeled to the outdoor public spaces, which further enhances comfort under the veil.
Outdoor hybrid workspaces feature warm, natural materials that draw inspiration from the craft and tectonics of local heritage shophouses present in the area.
Rooftop-mounted photovoltaics generate energy to power lighting and exterior air fans in the outdoor public spaces, and rainwater harvested from the veil surfaces is recycled for landscape irrigation. Recently awarded Singapore’s highest sustainability Green Mark Platinum (Super Low Energy) status, the tower takes its main form from an exterior environmental veil that blocks direct sun while reflecting ambient daylight into the interior.
The building’s cascading landscaped roof terraces create an inviting, inclusive effect, capturing the attention of pedestrians along the busy streets of Tanjong Pagar Road.
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