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Greenroof & Greenwall Project of the Week for November 11, 2013: Orchard Central Mall

on November 12, 2013 at 2:38 pm under Project of the Week: 11/11/13

Orchard Central Mall Greenroofs & Greenwalls

6,493 sq. ft Greenroofs & 2,207 sq. ft Greenwalls


Project Description & Details

Orchard Central Mall, situated at the junction of Orchard and Killiney Roads, is Singapore’s tallest and first vertical pure-retail mall, overcoming land area limitations with 11 storeys above ground and 2 basement levels. It boasts multiple outdoor viewing areas with a commanding view of Orchard Road, including three outdoor “green” balconies appealing to alfresco food & beverage outlets. The air-conditioned shopping street discovery walk and the rooftop garden are both accessible to the public 24 hours a day.

The rooftop garden, designed by acclaimed Japanese interior designer, Takashi Sugimato, features 3 large living walls and balcony rail on the 11th floor and 2 lower green walls on the 12th floor roof terrace. The landscape roof system, including the sub-soil drainage for the landscape roof garden and planter boxes, uses the VersiCell sub-soil drainage cells and the greenwalls consist of Vertical Greening Modules (VGM), both by Elmich. Orchard Central Mall is a winner of the Singapore Institute of Architects and National Parks Board’s Skyrise Greenery Awards in 2009.

OrchardCentralMall3Year: 2009
Owner: Far East Organization
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Building Type: Commercial

Type: Intensive Greenroof
Single Source Provider
Size: 6,493 sq. ft
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public

Type: Living Wall
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 2,207 sq.ft.
Slope: 100%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public


Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Developer: Far East Organization
Architect: DP Architects Pte Ltd, Singapore
Landscape Architect: DLQ Design Pte Ltd
Landscape Contract Owner: Nature Landscapes Pte Ltd
Green Roof and Green Wall Specialist: Elmich Pte Ltd
Intensive Greenroof System: Elmich Landscape Roof
Modular Greenwall System: Elmich Green Wall
Rooftop Garden Design: Takashi Sugimato, Super Potato Design

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