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Carlo Ratti and Bjarke Ingels design a new green tower in Singapore


88 Market Street is the name of the new skyscraper designed by CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati in collaboration with BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group in the heart of the Central Business District (CBD) in Singapore.

Rising to 280 m, the tower will become an important landmark on the Singapore skyline and one of the tallest buildings in the city; in addition, this new 51-story high-rise represents the transformation of the site of a former car park complex built in the Eighties, a development funded by the joint venture partnership CapitaLand Limited, CapitaLand Commercial Trust and Mitsubishi Estate Co.

The new 93 000 SQM skyscraper will be green as well as tech-integrated, blending urban life with tropical nature and redefining workplace and living standards for its users: it will include the “office of the future”, serviced residences and retail units.

 Its exterior façade will consist of vertical elements that will be pulled apart to allow glimpses into the green oases blooming from the base, core and rooftop, while the building will show an interplay of orthogonal lines interweaved with tropical vegetation.

 The indoor space will be characterized by an array of hi-tech solutions, shaping a series of fully responsive spaces for work or leisure: sensors, Internet-of-Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence capabilities will be scattered throughout the tower, which will enable the tenants to customize their experience of the building. 

At CRA, we aim to design spaces that can foster novel interactions. In this project, green areas are made accessible to the public at different heights, allowing the city’s exuberance to extend throughout the entire tower”, said Carlo Ratti, founding partner at CRA and Director of the MIT Senseable City Lab: “Working in nature will be as essential to the experience of the building, as are the most advanced digital technologies, offering us a glimpse of tomorrow’s offices.

The 88 Market Street building is expected to be completed in 2021.