Oasia Downtown tower by WOHA is literally dripping with greenery
Posted on March 21, 2012 by derek
From the architects that gave us the lush green walled School Of The Arts: Singapore – here comes another project by WOHA, Oasia Downtown. Literally dripping with greenery, the project “sets out to create an alternative imagery for commercial high-rise developments”. Judging by the artist renderings, you’d probably agree that it will be a proud addition to the ever expanding skyline of 21st century Singapore.
The ratio of the Oasia Downtown’s footprint to its vegetated surfaces is 750%, so the building may just be the tallest vegetated building in the world when completed in 2014. The design team aimed to create lush views inwards from every room. The building is hollowed out, and its program is set to one side or the other – the areas in between hold large open expanses filled with trees, flowers, and creeping vines. Four floors will act as verandas, providing a park-like experience.
On a similar, but perhaps more epic note, they’re building the world’s first vertical forest. No seriously, it’s going to hold 900 small trees and plants, and have greenery cover 10000 sq metres (they’d get a hefty grant if they were in Singapore).
Oh yes, it is currently under construction; not just some lofty concept idea. More on that here.