ION Orchard & The Orchard Residences

ION Orchard & The Orchard Residences, Singapore, RSP Architects Planners & Engineers
Construction year: 2010
Address: 2 Orchard Turn | SINGAPORE | Singapore | Visit Website
Latitude/Longitude: 1.30395, 103.831

ION Orchard & The Orchard Residences comprise one of the most anticipated property developments in Singapore.  Located at the ultimate prime site of Singapore’s commercial and shopping artery, at the junction of Orchard Road and Paterson Road, the retail-cum-super luxury residential development comprises ION Orchard and 175 exclusive, super luxury homes, The Orchard Residences.

Jointly owned and managed by CapitaLand Limited and Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited, the iconic development is strategically sited at the gateway to Singapore’s premier shopping precinct of Orchard Road, familiar to shoppers around the world.

With a 56-storey residential tower measuring 218 metres, the development is the tallest building in the vicinity, offering spectacular panoramic views as far as the eye can see.  Similarly, ION Orchard has become the “centre of gravity” in the retail scene, with spectacular frontage and cutting edge designs and concepts.

Award winning architecture
ION Orchard’s signature futuristic architecture has won two prestigious awards at MAPIC 2006 against stiff competition from submissions from around the world.  These were for ‘Best Retail Development over 20,000 m2’ and the ‘Best Architectural Entry’ at the British real estate periodical Estates Gazette’s EG Retail & Future Project Awards.

For ION Orchard’s design concept, the team looked to nature for inspiration and re-imagined the orchards that made up the origins of the site, continuing the theme of growth in the design: from seed to stem to tree. The powerful organic presence communicated through a uniquely free form feel, amorphous cladding and tree-like columns that provoke interaction between visitor and destination.

ION Orchard’s contribution to civic life has been realised through new public spaces – both external and internal. ION2, a new public event space of over 33, 000 square feet  – the largest sheltered public space in the area – dominates the ground level atrium, fronting directly onto Orchard Road.  This has fast become a new meeting point that people have instinctively gravitated towards, creating a natural focus for the community’s aspirations, a space for national events, gatherings and celebrations.

The pedestrian experience around ION Orchard has also been carefully considered and is dynamic and multi-dimensional.  Built directly above the Orchard Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station, it is easily accessible by train, bus and car.  It is also connected to buildings in the vicinity via a well-linked underground pedestrian network.

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