“Marina One comprises two office towers including one of the largest trading floors in the world, two residential towers and a retail podium set around lush greenery. It is a role-model for sustainable building in tropical and subtropical megacities.” German architect and lead designer Ingenhoven states.
Marina One’s PV cells make use of the sun’s energy
Marina One with two 34-story residential towers, two 30-story office towers, and a retail podium is situated near the well-known Marina Bay Sands. With a gross floor area of 341,000m², Singaporean’s new high-rise oasis will be completed at the beginning of 2017. Flanked by two large urban parks, the building provides two sky gardens and two high-density floors on levels 28 and 29.
Versatile Green Building
Due to an optimized building orientation and façade, the LEED Platinum pre-certified and BCA Green Mark Platinum certified building has a lower heat gain and disturbing glare on the office floor plates by 20%. Green building products like low volatile organic compound paints, energy efficient features like regenerative lift brakes, controlled LED lighting systems, chilled water pumps and advanced air handling units, as well as water efficient features like a rainwater utilization system, ensure a more sustainable operation of the building. Pedestrians are able to enter the building through underground connections from the Marina Bay and Downtown MRT Station. Furthermore, sheltered bicycle parking and electric vehicle recharging stations support the sustainable mobility at Marina One.
Marina One provides further amenities like restaurants, cafes, a food court, a large supermarket, and event spaces. The fitness club Virgin Active will occupy 26,000 square feet. It also includes an indoor swimming lap pool, an indoor climbing wall, relaxation zones, ice rooms, and yoga studios.
Ingenhoven architects were selected by developer M+S Pte Limited as architect and lead designer after an international competition. The design of the garden has been further developed by London-based landscape architecture practice Gustafson Porter.