Designed as a hotel and office in a garden, the project at Upper Pickering Street is a study of how we can not only conserve our greenery in a built-up high-rise city centre but multiply it in a manner that is architecturally striking, integrated and sustainable.
Designed by WOHA Architects, the PARKROYAL on Pickering Hotel in Singapore features six incredible sky gardens that are cantilevered at every fourth level between the blocks of guest rooms.
The 367-room hotel cost $350 million to build and features 15,000 square metres (161,459 sq. ft) of cascading greenery, reflecting pools, waterfalls, planter walls and four-storey high solar-powered sky gardens, constituting more than twice its land area. Since celebrating it’s one year anniversary in 2013, the hotel has won more than 12 prestigious awards for its architecture and sustainability.
The PARKROYAL on Pickering occupies a long and narrow site on the western edge of the central business district, between Hong Lim Park and the HDB apartment blocks of Chinatown, and overlooks the historic shophouse district between the park and the Singapore River. The development could thus respond to many separate and disparate environments, it could provide public connections between those zones, and as the building would be extremely visible – from and across the parkland to the north – the architects could make a grand (and green) urban gesture.
Massive curvaceous sky-gardens, draped with tropical plants and supporting swathes of frangipani and palm trees, are cantilevered at every fourth level between the blocks of guest rooms. Greenery flourishes throughout the entire complex, and the trees and gardens of the hotel appears to merge with those of the adjoining park as one continuous sweep of urban parkland.
Green Sky City Garden Parkroyal Hotel in Singapore
“Designed to be more than just your average Singapore hotel suites, this built space was conceived as office space mixed with hospitality for the ultimate green roofed garden and city garden experience.”
“With a beautiful idea that architecture should bend its parameters to the city and culture…”
So why not give you a glimpse of a marvelous exterior because it is not always about the interiors right?
PARKROYAL on Pickering is a 2013 project by WOHA located in Singapore, Singapore.
This glossy hotel is complemented by tropical sky-gardens and wave-like precast concrete that have been integrated throughout the exterior and public areas to create a power-play between organic and inorganic aesthetics.
Going to miss waking up to this view!!! Huge thanks to @parkroyalhotels for putting us up- really had a lovely time with the girls for #IMATS Weekend! Also thanks to @shaaanxo @chloemorello and @lozcurtis for being so freaking awesome 😝😄💗 #Sydney #Australia #ParkRoyal