Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)
From the architects:
Envisioned as one of Asia’s most sustainable skyscrapers, this 63-storey mixed-use downtown development takes cues from bamboo forests to create an indoor-outdoor vertical community with public spaces, offices, retail, a hotel, and luxury residences.
SOM has revealed the design of 8 Shenton Way will anchor the intersection of Singapore’s Central Business District (CBD) and Marina Bay, the historic Tanjong Pagar neighborhood, and the emerging Greater Southern Waterfront.
Soon to be one of the most identifiable landmarks on the skyline, the tower will soar 305m – becoming Singapore’s tallest skyscraper – with a series of garden terraces that elevate the lush tropical landscape from Shenton Way, Anson Road, and Maxwell Road into the sky.
With expansive public spaces, offices, retail, a hotel, and luxury residences offering panoramic south-facing views of the South China Sea, the heritage district to the North, and proximity to the Tanjong Pagar district, known for its Michelin-recommended restaurants, 8 Shenton Way will be a vibrant, 24/7 hub.
The tower incorporates leading-edge post-pandemic design features, while integrating a diverse mix of functions and amenities befitting one of Asia’s preeminent international centres.
SOM partner Mustafa Abadan says 8 Shenton Way will be the newest landmark on the Singapore skyline – a next generation tower for the city.
“Designed specifically with the tropical climate of Singapore in mind, this building will be one of the first post-pandemic mixed-use towers in the world, with health and wellness as its primary design drivers,” says Abadan.
"By seeking to achieve the city’s newest and most rigorous sustainability standards, our design will establish a new paradigm for resilient and elegant high-rise design in Singapore and beyond."
Nature and sustainability are driving forces
The tower is inspired by bamboo forests – a biophilic design that echoes vertical elements found in nature.
Materials are chosen to minimise both embodied and operational carbon, from the zero-waste manufacture of terracotta to the use of engineered bamboo.
Targeting Building Construction Authority of Singapore (BCA) Green Mark Platinum Certification – equivalent to a 55% energy reduction compared to the benchmark – 8 Shenton Way is seeking the highest sustainability certification in the region.