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Green Urban Sustainable Project: Marine One

by: Hans van der Broek
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Marina One is a role model for megacities with a larger share of green spaces than the lot area. In the high-rise project, homes, offices, and public facilities are connected in high density, in a sustainable manner that leads to a pleasant microclimate—green urban sustainable project: Marine One an amazing project.

Green Urban Sustainable Project: Marina One Is A Role Model

Overview garden with trees Marine One and buildings, green
Photo by Darren Soh. On the lower layers, there is a publicly accessible park that gradually passes into the towers. 

Marina One by Ingenhoven Architects can rightly be called an impressive project. In terms of size, it looks a bitSingapore'ske a small city. The complex is the new Central Business District of Singapore and offers space for 20,000 workplaces and 3,000 residents. As a 'hub project' for green urban development, it presents a strong example of sustainable architecture. In the design, attention was paid to creating sufficient commercial floor space, but valuable green urban space was integrated. In this case, instead of four obvious separate buildings, a neighborhood that was accessible to everyone around a green heart arose here. A vertical park that extends over several floors.

Is Singapore a city or country?
The Republic of Singapore is a sovereign island nation located just off the southern tip of Peninsular Malaysia in Southeast Asia. Singapore is an anomaly, and they're quite proud of it. The country is currently the only city-island-nation in the world.

Singapore has grown since 1990, mainly thanks to artificial land reclamation with 8.9 percent. With the development of Marina One and many other new construction projects, it is currently undergoing a radical transformation from a 'Garden City' to a 'City in a Garden.' In the sixties, the city-state was still regarded as one of the world's unhealthiest places and has grown into an international economic hotspot. To ensure that Singapore remains attractive for living and working in the future, there is also attention to improving life quality.

Green Urban Sustainable Project: Marina Bay, West Of The Old City Center From Singapore

Marina Bay is located directly to the west of the old city center and is, without doubt, one of the largest and most prominent new neighborhoods in the area. Where empty yards and railroads still existed in the 1990s, the new Central Business District has been realized since 2006 under the watchful eye of the government agency Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA).



                                                  Green Urban Sustainable Project: Marine One In Singapore
                                                                           Marina Bay, Singapore

And ambitious goals are envisaged for this new business district. Strict energy guidelines and higher requirements for public and green spaces apply to all new building projects. The publicly accessible areas must occupy at least 25 percent of the plot surface, the green spaces at least one hundred percent. Even a national standard for the energy requirements, the 'Green Mark Standard,' has been created. With its unlimited authority, the URA is a unique planning body. Unlike many other countries, investors are also much more active in establishing and maintaining development goals, unlike investors' opportunities.

Recommended: Solar Canopies Supply Shade Electricity And Filter Rainwater

Looking upward between leaves from trees to the buildings of sustainable Marine One
Marine One In Singapore: The wavy facade is continued on all sides

Green Urban Sustainable Project: Rice Terraces And 'Gardens By The Bay'

Here, the URA uses so-called 'studies,' for which architects are asked without knowledge of the concrete location but based on very concrete planning guidelines to develop interesting ideas and submit them to a committee. Marina One also resulted from such a study. Christoph Ingenhoven, who together with local architect Michael Ngu of architects a61 on the Robinson Road created a remarkable office building, initially received only basic information about a plot that provided space for four blocks of one hundred by one hundred meters and was split up. Through two streets of twenty to twenty-five meters wide.

Singapore is a great nation with some strict rules?
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  • Ask For Food Prices Before Ordering
  • Avoid Vandalism at Any Cost
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  • Be Sensitive to Singapore's Multi-Cultural Society
  • Avoid Eating In Public Trains and Buses.

Instead of an obvious idea with a separate building on each corner, he suggested giving up the intersection and creating a neighborhood around a vertical park. In doing so, he aroused the URA's interest, who soon invited him to further develop his green concept in the context of a small-scale architectural competition.

Recommended: Sustainable University Hanoi: By Vo Trong Nghia Architects

The plot is located northwest of the famous 'Gardens by the Bay' by architects WilkinsonEyre and directly between two small city parks. For this, the architects came up with a complex with space for offices (half) and houses (a third), which would go down in height from two hundred to 139 meters in the direction of one of the two parks. For their project, Christoph Ingenhoven and Michael Ngu took the idea of ​​park C in the middle of park A and B in 2010.
Looking from aside to large highrise buidings from Marine One
Marine One In Singapore: Large frames in the façade provide shade effects in the residential towers

Green Urban Sustainable Project: Green Heart Park, Singapore

To create the large 'Green Heart Park' in the middle of the complex, all buildings have been shifted cartesian and strictly orthogonal to the plot's outer boundaries, following the example of the New York city map. For example, around the green heart, two blocks of two buildings were realized, with sloping galleries and vertical, step-by-step lamella constructions that do not entirely reminiscent of the well-known Southeast Asian rice terraces. Thanks to the cascading, undulating floors that come closer and closer together, natural air flows are created, ensuring that it is pleasant to stay here despite the subtropical climate, even in the outdoor areas.

Recommended: The Bicycle Metropolis: Why Still Investing In Car Parking?

On the outside, highly efficient, perforated sun protection elements adorn the sleek façade. For the inside, the architects and engineers developed extensive slats with a depth of 1.2 to 2 meters, based on extensive climate and design studies. This created a unique dynamic space in the heart of the complex, which, consciously not as a European city square but as a 'city room,' a Singaporean version of a city garden, should be seen as a relaxing place to relax, move, and to meet each other. The British landscape architect Gustafson Porter + Bowman created a green oasis with great biodiversity that invites haptic (soil material) and acoustic (birds and insects) to explore.

Marine One In Singapore: Earth tones

However, it did not stay with the creation of this green heart. This only covers part of the very complex building concept with 175,000 square meters of gross floor area for offices, 115,000 square meters for living, 18,000 square meters for trade/gastronomy, and 37,000 square meters of green space. In addition to the green heart on the first four floors, the office buildings on floor 28 and 29 'sky gardens' are integrated, which are publicly accessible and where restaurants are located just below. The green spaces now cover up to 125 percent of the plot surface.

Most are accessible to the general public - apart from the roof gardens, which serve as exclusive outdoor spaces for businesses and penthouses. The vegetation of the 'strata terraces,' 'cloud garden,' 'green screens' and 'rooftop gardens' varies greatly from floor to floor. The different shades of color and plant structures enrich the otherwise rather strict high-tech façade. For the façade, Ingenhoven consciously took dark earth tones to contrast them nicely with the former colonial buildings' white.

Is Singapore visa free?
Most visitors to Singapore can enter the country without a visa; however some visitors must first obtain a visa in advance before being allowed to enter Singapore. Citizens of almost 80% of the world's countries may travel to Singapore for a period of 30 days or 90 days without a visa, depending on their nationality.

Marine One In Singapore: Hybrid Construction

For Marina One, first, a reinforced concrete skeleton was planned, but in the end, the choice fell on a more advantageous option. A very complex pile foundation was required to firmly place the alternative hybrid construction from reinforced concrete and steel on the newly reclaimed land's soft surface. Another impressive element, both spatially and constructively, is the three 'suspended' floors of 10,000 square meters each connecting the two office buildings.

And do not underestimate the great functionality of Marina One. For the mediated clientele, consisting mainly of financial companies and professionals who can pay an average of 14,762 euros per square meter, there is virtually nothing to be desired: three underground shop floors and direct access to two metro stations, a 2,400-square-meter gym with a ten-meter high climbing wall and a fifty-meter long outdoor swimming pool, several 'signature' restaurants, a party zone, lounges, a 'resident clubhouse' and special teppanyaki and BBQ terraces.

Recommended: Sustainable Architecture Today: How Does It Feel For You?

Marine One In Singapore: New Urban Exploration

Is Singapore cheap for shopping?
Situated between Little India in the north and Marina Bay in the south, the Bugis Street Market is one of the top shopping places in Singapore . It is known for being the cheapest market in the country for buying souvenirs, accessories, clothes, electronics, houseware, and cosmetics.

The smart spatial and sustainable architectural solutions of Marina One can serve as a model for urban compaction projects at other locations. But the significance of this special project goes further. In Singapore, Marina One is part of a complete generation of new, green high-rise projects for an urban transformation and a change in the use wishes that they had not previously thought possible. It represents the desire for more and qualitative green spaces and outdoor spaces, the use of which actually increases despite the sometimes murderous subtropical climate.

Recommended: Climate Change And Its Effects Like Droughts: The Heat Is On

Although Ingenhoven Architects and the supporting engineering firms Werner Sobek, DS-Plan, and Arup Singapore with their complex design solutions managed to lower the temperature in the microclimate of Marina One compared to 'normal' with only a few degrees, the architecture entices many people to trust their familiar to leave the inner world more often. In addition to the great energy values, this new urban exploration is the most impressive one at Marina One.
Sketch Marine One with white and green shades
Marine One In Singapore: Ground floor with park, public functions, and entrances to homes, offices, and parking

Marine One: Microclimate

In addition to the large green spaces, more surprising openings have been created, some of which are only visible from close by or even only on the floors in question. For example, vertical slits in which two air shafts are housed in different places run through different residential buildings to achieve completely natural ventilation and a more pleasant outdoor climate. This effect is further enhanced by the smartly chosen dimensions and positioning of the slats on the park side.

What is the coolest month in Singapore?
Relative humidity is in the range of 70% – 80%. April is the warmest month, January is the coolest month and November is the wettest month.

The architects still took many steps to convince their client M + S, owned by the Singaporean investment company Temasek and the Malaysian state fund Khazanah, of these slots and slats. Both meant a significant investment and loss of useful floor space. Sustainability played a crucial role in the design of the inside and the exterior of both buildings. For example, the different blocks with staggered frames and deeper loggias act as a natural sunblind that reduces the subtropical heat load on the 1,042 dwellings.                                                                 

The fact that the plot is positioned slightly tilted about the wind points was certainly also useful here. None of the facades is, in fact, oriented towards the hot west. Thanks to a system for heat recovery, a rainwater collection system (for greywater and irrigation of the gardens), the greater heat tolerance to office temperatures of 24-26 degrees, and the use of state-of-the-art glazing that prevents heat, the energy consumption is up to 35 percent lower than for this kind of complexes is common. This gave the project the Pre-Certification LEED Platinum and the Green Mark Platinum.

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Founder and CEO of WhatsOrb, world traveller, entrepreneur and environmental activist. Hans has countless ideas and has set up several businesses in the Netherlands and abroad. He also has an opinion on everything and unlimited thoughts about how to create a better world. He likes hiking and has climbed numerous five-thousanders (mountain summits of at least 5000m or 16,404 feet in elevation)

 

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Marina One is a role model for megacities with a larger share of green spaces than the lot area. In the high-rise project, homes, offices, and public facilities are connected in high density, in a sustainable manner that leads to a pleasant microclimate—green urban sustainable project: Marine One an amazing project. Green Urban Sustainable Project: Marina One Is A Role Model Photo by Darren Soh. On the lower layers, there is a publicly accessible park that gradually passes into the towers.  Marina One by Ingenhoven Architects can rightly be called an impressive project. In terms of size, it looks a bitSingapore'ske a small city. The complex is the new Central Business District of Singapore and offers space for 20,000 workplaces and 3,000 residents. As a 'hub project' for green urban development, it presents a strong example of sustainable architecture. In the design, attention was paid to creating sufficient commercial floor space, but valuable green urban space was integrated. In this case, instead of four obvious separate buildings, a neighborhood that was accessible to everyone around a green heart arose here. A vertical park that extends over several floors. Is Singapore a city or country? The Republic of Singapore is a sovereign island nation located just off the southern tip of Peninsular Malaysia in Southeast Asia. Singapore is an anomaly, and they're quite proud of it. The country is currently the only city-island-nation in the world. Singapore has grown since 1990, mainly thanks to artificial land reclamation with 8.9 percent. With the development of Marina One and many other new construction projects, it is currently undergoing a radical transformation from a 'Garden City' to a 'City in a Garden.' In the sixties, the city-state was still regarded as one of the world's unhealthiest places and has grown into an international economic hotspot. To ensure that Singapore remains attractive for living and working in the future, there is also attention to improving life quality. Green Urban Sustainable Project: Marina Bay, West Of The Old City Center From Singapore Marina Bay is located directly to the west of the old city center and is, without doubt, one of the largest and most prominent new neighborhoods in the area. Where empty yards and railroads still existed in the 1990s, the new Central Business District has been realized since 2006 under the watchful eye of the government agency Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). {youtube}                                                   Green Urban Sustainable Project: Marine One In Singapore                                                                            Marina Bay, Singapore And ambitious goals are envisaged for this new business district. Strict energy guidelines and higher requirements for public and green spaces apply to all new building projects. The publicly accessible areas must occupy at least 25 percent of the plot surface, the green spaces at least one hundred percent. Even a national standard for the energy requirements, the 'Green Mark Standard,' has been created. With its unlimited authority, the URA is a unique planning body. Unlike many other countries, investors are also much more active in establishing and maintaining development goals, unlike investors' opportunities. Recommended:  Solar Canopies Supply Shade Electricity And Filter Rainwater Marine One In Singapore: The wavy facade is continued on all sides Green Urban Sustainable Project: Rice Terraces And 'Gardens By The Bay' Here, the URA uses so-called 'studies,' for which architects are asked without knowledge of the concrete location but based on very concrete planning guidelines to develop interesting ideas and submit them to a committee. Marina One also resulted from such a study. Christoph Ingenhoven, who together with local architect Michael Ngu of architects a61 on the Robinson Road created a remarkable office building, initially received only basic information about a plot that provided space for four blocks of one hundred by one hundred meters and was split up. Through two streets of twenty to twenty-five meters wide. Singapore is a great nation with some strict rules? 7 Things Tourists Should Avoid Doing in Singapore Throw Your Litter Into The Bin Avoid Chewing Gum Ask For Food Prices Before Ordering Avoid Vandalism at Any Cost Smoke Only at Designated Smoking Areas Be Sensitive to Singapore's Multi-Cultural Society Avoid Eating In Public Trains and Buses. Instead of an obvious idea with a separate building on each corner, he suggested giving up the intersection and creating a neighborhood around a vertical park. In doing so, he aroused the URA's interest, who soon invited him to further develop his green concept in the context of a small-scale architectural competition. Recommended:  Sustainable University Hanoi: By Vo Trong Nghia Architects The plot is located northwest of the famous 'Gardens by the Bay' by architects WilkinsonEyre and directly between two small city parks. For this, the architects came up with a complex with space for offices (half) and houses (a third), which would go down in height from two hundred to 139 meters in the direction of one of the two parks. For their project, Christoph Ingenhoven and Michael Ngu took the idea of ​​park C in the middle of park A and B in 2010. Marine One In Singapore: Large frames in the façade provide shade effects in the residential towers Green Urban Sustainable Project: Green Heart Park, Singapore To create the large 'Green Heart Park' in the middle of the complex, all buildings have been shifted cartesian and strictly orthogonal to the plot's outer boundaries, following the example of the New York city map. For example, around the green heart, two blocks of two buildings were realized, with sloping galleries and vertical, step-by-step lamella constructions that do not entirely reminiscent of the well-known Southeast Asian rice terraces. Thanks to the cascading, undulating floors that come closer and closer together, natural air flows are created, ensuring that it is pleasant to stay here despite the subtropical climate, even in the outdoor areas. Recommended:  The Bicycle Metropolis: Why Still Investing In Car Parking? On the outside, highly efficient, perforated sun protection elements adorn the sleek façade. For the inside, the architects and engineers developed extensive slats with a depth of 1.2 to 2 meters, based on extensive climate and design studies. This created a unique dynamic space in the heart of the complex, which, consciously not as a European city square but as a 'city room,' a Singaporean version of a city garden, should be seen as a relaxing place to relax, move, and to meet each other. The British landscape architect Gustafson Porter + Bowman created a green oasis with great biodiversity that invites haptic (soil material) and acoustic (birds and insects) to explore. Marine One In Singapore: Earth tones However, it did not stay with the creation of this green heart. This only covers part of the very complex building concept with 175,000 square meters of gross floor area for offices, 115,000 square meters for living, 18,000 square meters for trade/gastronomy, and 37,000 square meters of green space. In addition to the green heart on the first four floors, the office buildings on floor 28 and 29 'sky gardens' are integrated, which are publicly accessible and where restaurants are located just below. The green spaces now cover up to 125 percent of the plot surface. Most are accessible to the general public - apart from the roof gardens, which serve as exclusive outdoor spaces for businesses and penthouses. The vegetation of the 'strata terraces,' 'cloud garden,' 'green screens' and 'rooftop gardens' varies greatly from floor to floor. The different shades of color and plant structures enrich the otherwise rather strict high-tech façade. For the façade, Ingenhoven consciously took dark earth tones to contrast them nicely with the former colonial buildings' white. Is Singapore visa free? Most visitors to Singapore can enter the country without a visa; however some visitors must first obtain a visa in advance before being allowed to enter Singapore. Citizens of almost 80% of the world's countries may travel to Singapore for a period of 30 days or 90 days without a visa, depending on their nationality. Marine One In Singapore: Hybrid Construction For Marina One, first, a reinforced concrete skeleton was planned, but in the end, the choice fell on a more advantageous option. A very complex pile foundation was required to firmly place the alternative hybrid construction from reinforced concrete and steel on the newly reclaimed land's soft surface. Another impressive element, both spatially and constructively, is the three 'suspended' floors of 10,000 square meters each connecting the two office buildings. And do not underestimate the great functionality of Marina One. For the mediated clientele, consisting mainly of financial companies and professionals who can pay an average of 14,762 euros per square meter, there is virtually nothing to be desired: three underground shop floors and direct access to two metro stations, a 2,400-square-meter gym with a ten-meter high climbing wall and a fifty-meter long outdoor swimming pool, several 'signature' restaurants, a party zone, lounges, a 'resident clubhouse' and special teppanyaki and BBQ terraces. Recommended:  Sustainable Architecture Today: How Does It Feel For You? Marine One In Singapore: New Urban Exploration Is Singapore cheap for shopping? Situated between Little India in the north and Marina Bay in the south, the Bugis Street Market is one of the top shopping places in Singapore . It is known for being the cheapest market in the country for buying souvenirs, accessories, clothes, electronics, houseware, and cosmetics. The smart spatial and sustainable architectural solutions of Marina One can serve as a model for urban compaction projects at other locations. But the significance of this special project goes further. In Singapore, Marina One is part of a complete generation of new, green high-rise projects for an urban transformation and a change in the use wishes that they had not previously thought possible. It represents the desire for more and qualitative green spaces and outdoor spaces, the use of which actually increases despite the sometimes murderous subtropical climate. Recommended:  Climate Change And Its Effects Like Droughts: The Heat Is On Although Ingenhoven Architects and the supporting engineering firms Werner Sobek, DS-Plan, and Arup Singapore with their complex design solutions managed to lower the temperature in the microclimate of Marina One compared to 'normal' with only a few degrees, the architecture entices many people to trust their familiar to leave the inner world more often. In addition to the great energy values, this new urban exploration is the most impressive one at Marina One. Marine One In Singapore: Ground floor with park, public functions, and entrances to homes, offices, and parking Marine One: Microclimate In addition to the large green spaces, more surprising openings have been created, some of which are only visible from close by or even only on the floors in question. For example, vertical slits in which two air shafts are housed in different places run through different residential buildings to achieve completely natural ventilation and a more pleasant outdoor climate. This effect is further enhanced by the smartly chosen dimensions and positioning of the slats on the park side. What is the coolest month in Singapore? Relative humidity is in the range of 70% – 80%. April is the warmest month, January is the coolest month and November is the wettest month. The architects still took many steps to convince their client M + S, owned by the Singaporean investment company Temasek and the Malaysian state fund Khazanah, of these slots and slats. Both meant a significant investment and loss of useful floor space. Sustainability played a crucial role in the design of the inside and the exterior of both buildings. For example, the different blocks with staggered frames and deeper loggias act as a natural sunblind that reduces the subtropical heat load on the 1,042 dwellings.                                                                   The fact that the plot is positioned slightly tilted about the wind points was certainly also useful here. None of the facades is, in fact, oriented towards the hot west. Thanks to a system for heat recovery, a rainwater collection system (for greywater and irrigation of the gardens), the greater heat tolerance to office temperatures of 24-26 degrees, and the use of state-of-the-art glazing that prevents heat, the energy consumption is up to 35 percent lower than for this kind of complexes is common. This gave the project the Pre-Certification LEED Platinum and the Green Mark Platinum. Before you go! Recommended:  Greenest Buildings In The World: Sustainable Highlights Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your own article about green sustainable architecture? Send your writing & scribble with a photo to  [email protected] , and we will write an interesting article based on your input.
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