Urban Suites

Category: A1 Apartments/Condominiums
Architect: Kerry Hill Architects Pte Ltd
Client: Capitaland Singapore Limited


Design Award


The appeal of Urban Suites stems from how the development has been sensibly planned in its dense urban context of the prime location at the fringe of the Orchard shopping belt. The scheme is deeply rooted with a clear spatial relationship established with its neighbouring estates, through its sensitive organisation of tower blocks, gardens, courtyards, pool and recreational facilities. The various tower blocks, elevated on tall columns, are enveloped with an intricate language of screen frames, designed to optimise surrounding views and  ventilations as well as natural light throughout the development, from commons spaces to individual units. The creative use of these louvered and perforated screens, besides providing shade and privacy, unifies the development with a coherence in materiality and architectural expression. The jury is pleased to award this well-thought development that achieves a firm cohesion with its surroundings while balancing beautiful aesthetics.