CapitaGreen is an ultra-modern 40-storey Grade A office tower under construction at the site of the former Market Street Car Park. With a net lettable area of about 700,000 square feet, it is the only CBD office building completing in end-2014 in Singapore’s Downtown Core.
Designed by internationally-acclaimed Toyo Ito, founder of Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects, the proposed 40-storey office tower breaks away from conventional office building designs and seeks to reintroduce lush greenery which once covered the city. The architecture is a conceptual expansion of the earth’s surface through the building’s functional and aesthetic features, and would be a dramatic addition to Singapore’s Central Business District skyline upon completion.
The ground floor will feature a sheltered public plaza with art sculptures. The building is clad with an energy-efficient façade comprising double-skin high-performance glass and extensive vertical greenery.
|Total net lettable area
No. of floors
Typical floor area
Core to window depth
Raised floor to ceiling height
Floor to floor
Raised floor system
No. of car park lots
|Approx 700,000 sqft
Approx 22,000 sqft
Approx 10m/ 13m/ 16m/ 32m
3.2m (office floors)
180 lots and 4 lots for handicapped
Central chilled water air-conditioning system
Integrated security management, CCTV & card-access
The tower with net lettable area of about 700,000 square feet will have office space of floor-to-ceiling height of 3.2 metres, one of the highest in office towers within the CBD. The high floor-to-ceiling height allows for larger windows, enabling more natural lighting to come through and a feeling of spaciousness.
The typical floor plate ranges from 20,000 square feet to 25,000 square feet. Among its unique features will be greenery on every floor, sky terraces on two levels, and a roof garden with a restaurant nestled among the trees for a “sky forest” dining experience.
With the inclusion of numerous state-of-the-art energy-saving features, the completed office tower is designed to achieve the Green Mark Platinum award, the highest accolade in recognising environmentally-friendly buildings from the Building & Construction Authority of Singapore.
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