Architectural Firm Reveals Design For Redeveloped AXA Tower
SINGAPORE – Chicago-based architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) has shown its design for the redeveloped AXA tower, which is expected to be the tallest building in Singapore with a height of 305 metres once it’s completed, reported Global Construction Review on Tuesday evening (1 November, SGT).
To be renamed as 8 Shenton Way, the mixed-use “vertical community” will feature office space and retail premises. It will also have hotel and apartments as well as spaces for the public and events
Located between Marina Bay and Singapore’s central business district (CBD), the commercial property’s design draws inspiration from bamboo forests. In fact, the office tower utilises bamboo in its exterior and interior, in addition to stone, wood, and terracotta.
Aside from that, 8 Shenton Way will come with 7 planted terraces situated every five or six levels of the office building. It will also contain 107,639 sq ft of public space, with landscaped areas extending from the street into the tower and its 2nd level.
The commercial property’s façade will also take advantage of energy-efficient glazing, while its concrete structure will be composed of recycled aggregates.
“8 Shenton Way will be the newest landmark on the Singapore skyline – a next-generation tower for the city. Designed specifically with the tropical climate of Singapore in mind, this building will be one of the first post-pandemic mixed-use towers in the world, with health and wellness as its primary design drivers,” commented SOM partner Mustafa Abadan.
Notably, SOM teamed up with Singaporean architectural firm DCA on the new design, and the owner of the commercial property owner is Perennial Holdings.
The redevelopment of AXA tower is expected to be finished by 2028.