Scope of Work
ClientEast Coast Cisse Investments Pte Ltd
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 colours 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.