PLP Architecture reveals design for its first residential development in Asia
April 16, 2021
PLP Architecture has revealed its design for a new signature luxury residential tower on a beguiling garden site along Orchard Boulevard in Singapore’s most coveted neighbourhood. Park Nova will be a biophilic enclave rising above the surrounding greenery, embraced in a lush vertical garden. The building brings a new focus on modern metropolitan living and aims to redefine urban living in the garden city.
Park Nova’s biophilic design has been inspired by the context, history and setting of the local area, once home to orchards and now a lifestyle destination that maintains its lush green character. Drawing on the form of a butterfly, the building is elevated above the tree canopy on slender columns and features gently undulating floorplates arranged into three wings to maximise the potential for natural shading and ventilation.
In total, 54 residences ranging from 2 to 5 bedrooms have been included across 21 storeys, each bathed in light and benefitting from unique 270-degree panoramic views across the city’s skyline through expansive floor-to-ceiling windows. The spacious apartments offer refined layouts including dynamic private and entertaining spaces that seamlessly connect to generous planted terraces and gardens, marrying the outdoor environment with the comforts of home and creating a natural barrier to noise and air pollution.
A variety of dedicated resident amenity spaces complement the healthy living experience at the building, promoting resident wellbeing and active lifestyles. The lush landscape level has been raised above the ground and houses a pool, jacuzzi, meditation deck, concierge and intimate residents’ pavilion. The sky terrace, which occupies the 14th floor and includes a gym and lounge, private function room, and additional outdoor space, contributes to the building’s striking form.
The tower is optimally positioned to take advantage of the best that Singapore has to offer, sitting near the iconic Orchard Road and a short distance from the Botanical Gardens, Chatsworth Park, Embassies, Consulates and top restaurants. It is expected to receive the Green Mark Gold rating in recognition of its environmental credentials.
Park Nova has been designed by PLP Architecture for Shun Tak Holdings and is being delivered in collaboration with Southeast Asia-based P&T Group. It is PLP’s first residential high-rise tower and marries the practice’s noted expertise in sensitive luxury residential development with its experience creating innovative tall buildings throughout the world. The practice is currently designing other projects in Singapore and is exploring the establishment of a long-term presence in the Republic.