Gramercy Park (GP), Singapore
Designer: Axis Architects Planners Pte Ltd
Client: City Developments Limited
GRAMERCY PARK (GP), a high-end residential development with an exclusive address on Grange Road, takes its well-deserved place amidst embassies & good class bungalows, is just a stroll away from the prime Orchard Road. The 2 towers of 174 units, are a vision of modernity with uncommon symmetry, precision & pure geometry. Like a living sculpture, the sensual curvilinear towers form an iconic impres- sion & enjoy absolute exclusivity with a fine selection of 2+Study bedroom suites to palatial 5-bedroom double storey penthouses
GP is designed to be sympathetic with the existing built environment, but yet infuses energy & diversity through its unique site planning & form. The 2 towers of 24-storey each are organized around a land- scaped deck whereby they enclose, envelope & embrace the courtyard, gently reinforcing a sense of security. Social amenities revolve around the courtyard with uninterrupted vistas of the pool & luxuriant landscape.
GP preserves the unique Grange Road environment, being similar in usage & enhances the communi- ty-spirit already present in the neighborhood. The courtyard provides residents with a blissful sanctuary amid the hectic pace of urban life. This notion of a sustenance-providing courtyard, where a communal spirit is forged but privacy not compromised.
The architectural form of GP is inspired by the sculpture by Brancusi – Bird in Space. The curving form turns the building into a living sculpture. The towers curved vertically, bent in plan, & diagonally in its façade expression. The angled parapet lightens the form & also screens the core services.
GP perfectly suits its lifestyle context, fitting nicely into its environment to create a seamless social net- work interaction & functioning to keep Orchard Road area totally vibrant. Alongside with the cosmopoli- tan lifestyle, GP contributes to the green movement with a building for all ages, physical capabilities & backgrounds.
The façade system integrates greenery & sun shading with the parapet as a formal & functional extension of the façade that also facilitates rainwater catchment. GP was awarded with Green Mark Platinum by BCA, which emphasizes neighborhood connectivity, access to transit, energy-efficient building & infrastructure design, & provision of open space & habitat. It is a benchmark for internationally recognized practices in environmental design & performance, & gives a positive impact on corporate image, leasing & resale value of the buildings. PROGRESS
City Developments Limited (CDL) is an international property & hospitality conglomerate with business in real estate development & investment, hotel ownership & management, facilities management & the provision of hospitality solutions. Its long serving philosophy is for residents to enjoy the best of life with an exclusive address & uniquely modern interiors with common amenities that redefine contemporary sophistication.