Bounded by St George’s Road and Serangoon Road, St George’s Towers comprises three highrise residential blocks ranging from 32 to 34 storeys in height.
As part of the larger urban fabric, public housing draws its strength and unique character from the dynamics that are set up with its surroundings. Through an extension of these relationships, LOOK Architects has formulated a rich matrix of shared spaces within the
precinct which includes accessible roof garden atop multi-storey carpark, community garden, fitness stations and children’s playground to celebrate the vibrancy and diversity of living that can only be experienced in the heartlands of Singapore.
St. George's Towers comprises a total of 738 dwelling units
(Studio Apartments, 3-room and 4-room Standard Flats)
The expansive central green sanctuary
nurtures biodiversity, and acts as a welcome
counterpoint to the urbanized surroundings.
LB Linkbridge (9th storey only) ST Sky Terrace AFS Adult Fitness Station EFS Elderly Fitness Station PG Children's Playground CG Community Garden T Trellis
Environmentally Conscious Living
Amenity and Connectivity
Communal Sky Terraces
Another hallmark feature would be the sky terraces inserted into residential blocks – double volume, lushly landscaped common spaces that promote a sense of shared ownership and community bonding among residents.
Elderly Care Facility and Adjoining Green Sanctuary
Unique elderly care amenities which caters to multi-generational living.
Enjoyment of the lushly landscaped precinct green is further enriched by water-sensitive urban design. Landscaped bioswales filter surface run-off and offer interesting displays of dynamism, swelling and ebbing with different weather conditions.
Translating Project Brief
into architectural opportunities.
Facade design of residential blocks capitalised on economies of scale, efficient material utilisation (i.e. modularised precast RC facade panel types) and meticulous articulation to achieve a distinctive, dynamic outlook.
All unit layouts are configured for
optimum usability, while achieving a
sleek exterior facade.
Amongst an economic
climate where land use
is ever more intensive,
we continually explore
the possibilities of socially
public housing demands.
Integrating carefully considered pedestrian linkages and prominent views, St. Georges Towers' site layout maximizes spacing between residential blocks (up to 60 metres between Blks 25A and 26A) for the luxurious sense of openness, and circumventing any overlooking or privacy issues. Visual impact of the high-rise residential blocks on the streetscape has been well considered – to prevent a wall-like development, building massing is made compact to form slender silhouettes.
Located at the southern side of Chengdu, China, the project consists of 3 residential tower blocks within Luxelakes Eco City. Sculpturally shaped balconies have been carefully crafted to create an innovative dynamic cluster within the development. Aligning with the bay windows, the expanded mesh facade screens enhance the flexibility of AC condenser locations and minimize overlooking issues among different units. Inspired by the color scheme of the "Five-Color Pond" in Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve, the design uses color accents on the building facade to reflect the vivaciousness of the modern youth community.
Recognition: HDB Design Award 2015 Awarded by Housing & Development Board Singapore Certificate of Merit, Design, Under the To-Be-Built Projects (Housing) Category
for St Georges Towers (Kallang Whampoa Contract 21)
From left - right: CEO, Dr. Cheong Koon Hean and Chairman, Mr James Koh of the Housing Development Board
with Mr.Look Boon Gee, Managing Director, LOOK Architects.