Urban Oasis


Beach Road, Singapore, 2006

The Urban Oasis is a unique mixed-use development comprising of office, hotel, retail and residential components within a garden setting. The integral design implementation of sustainable technologies constitutes the driving force behind the design. The two high rise structures - an office tower and a mixed-use residential and hotel tower - are designed as slender volumes. Sky gardens, sun and rain shelters, balconies, terraces and bay-windows are incorporated into the design in a transformative manner. The office tower offers large floor plates, while the lower section of the second tower allows for two luxurious hotels. The residential component is situated on the 22 levels above the hotels, offering high-end apartments with spectacular views. Allocation is made for activity-generating commercial uses in and around the public spaces.


Client: CapitaLand Retail Limited
Location: Beach Road, Singapore
Building surface: 146.800 m2
Building volume: Ca. 670.000 m3
Programme: Commercial development with office, hotels, retail and residential
Status: Competition design (May-August 2007)


Ben van Berkel, Caroline Bos, Astrid Piber with Ger Gijzen, MirkoBergmann, Sebastian Schott and Gary Freedman, Hamit Kaplan, Margherita del Grosso, Elena Machin, Albert Gnodde, Colette Parras, Adolfo Nadal, Elva Magnusdottir, Simon Kortemeier, Altan Arslanoglu

Executive architect: JASMAX 
RSP Architects Planners & Engineers
Lighting Design: Arup Lighting
Climate Engineering: IB Leiser
Landscape Design: reau B+B

Visualisation: rendertaxi, Aachen