About the Pinnacle @ Duxton
Developer: Housing and Development Board, Singapore
Architect: Arc Studio Architecture + Urbanism (design), RSP Architects Planners & Engineers Pte Ltd.
Location: Tanjong Pagar, Singapore
Why the Pinnacle @ Duxton?
The Pinnacle@Duxton is an outstanding example of how HDB confronts the challenge of meeting housing needs in an urbanized setting with innovative solutions that address the social, physical and economic issues of public housing – with the added dimension of revitalizing a historic city area. It is the first public housing development towering 50 storeys high with all 7 residential towers connected by 2 continuous skybridges providing unique recreational and community spaces for public enjoyment, community interaction and stunning views of the city.
Occupying an irregular-shaped 2.5ha (or 6.2 acre) site that used to accommodate 2 old rental blocks, the first high-rise public housing built in the area in 1963, it is now an iconic landmark with 1,848 modern apartments housing 7,400 residents. Its unique design, selected from an international competition, belies its gross plot ratio of 9.2, triple the usual public housing density, and demonstrates a new sensibility to urban living and sustainability and one sympathetic to its heritage and context.
- Is an innovative landmark with a fresh typology, it illustrates HDB’s transformation of an old estate into a vibrant hub.
- Enabled more Singaporeans to afford quality, elegantly designed high-rise homes in a prime downtown site.
- Had transformational impact on the area’s demographics with inject of younger families into the existing community.
- Created new and unique spaces in the sky for public enjoyment and fostered greater community cohesion.
- Sensitively preserved memories of the area’s heritage by creating connections to its past.