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22/03/2018

Büro Ole Scheeren, Duo Towers in Singapore

 
The German firm of Ole Scheeren recently completed these two skyscrapers in Kampong Glam, a neighborhood which is the Muslim heart of Singapore. The taller one, rising 186 meters, contains 600 dwellings in 50 floors above ground. The other one, 170 meters tall, harbors offices and a five-star hotel in 39 stories. Its composition of volumes, far from being random or whimsical, is specifically designed to optimize how the built complex functions. On the one hand, the curvature of the glass enclosures triggers air currents, improving the natural ventilation of the plaza. On the other hand, the hexagonal lattice of the facade protects the interior spaces from too much sun.
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