158 Cecil Street



Scope of Work

Landscape Architecture




Feature Project

Completed Date



East Coast Cisse Investments Pte Ltd

Team Credits

Landscape Architect: Tierra Design (S) Pte Ltd

Local Architect : AgFacadesign Kelvin Kan


2011: Nparks Skyrise Greenery Award, First Place

2012: World Best Vertical Garden Design, Gold Award

2012: SIA Architectural Design Award, Honorable Mention

2013: SILA, Gold Award for Excellence

2013: International Rooftop Landscaping Association, World’s Best Vertical Garden Design Gold Award

158 Cecil Street is located within the prime area of Singapore's Central Business District. It is a private oasis of vertical green landscaping, tapestries of various hues and colors clad to the existing wall spaces and columns within the existing 7-storey atrium. Its vertical garden sends a surge of life, energy and visual excitement into a previously barren void of leftover space that was the existing atrium of the building. The vertical green ensured that all functional floor space was preserved and also accentuated the volumetric qualities of the space.

Staggered façades of vertical glass panels allow daylight and air into the space. Artificial lighting illuminates the internal space at night to create an impression of a greenhouse. The entire network of pipes is neatly camouflaged behind the green walls, and brings water to the 13,000 plants. Maintenance from behind these green walls are simple and safe to use. Existing beams are utilised as skywalks, and catwalks were added behind the planters to provide access to all the plants at all levels of planting.