Another example of an ecco friendly building

by The REJIGIT Blog

WOHA, is a Singapore-based architectural practice founded by Wong Mun Summ and Richard Hassell in 1994 and which designed the Oasia Hotel Downtown comprising 428 rooms over 19,416 square meters at 100 Peck Seah Street in Singapore. The hotel is a three minute walk from the Tanjong Pagar MRT station and 4 km from the Marina Bay area. The building is covered in plants creating a tropical “living tower” and an alternative building concept from most other buildings within Singapore’s CBD.

The hotel has its own sky garden, pool, and generous public areas, and is covered in twenty one species of climbing plants together with flowering bushes and which provides a habitat for birds and insects. Eventually the plantings will cover the entire exterior of the hotel building.

The current room rate for the hotel ranges NZ$394 to NZ$522 (quoted by Expedia) per night depending on room grade etc.

Photography: WOHA & K. Kopter - Patrick Bingham-Hall