Merit: Singapore Landscape Architecture Awards (SLAA), 2017
Urban Suites is a luxury private condominium located within the prestigious Orchard Road precinct. The overall landscape layout and design was derived as a series of garden spaces and rooms that are an extension of the architectural spatial organization. This strategy created a seamless link between the indoor and the outdoor spaces, and the indoor and outdoor activities. The design expression is elegant, stylish, and contemporary, befitting modern urban lifestyle.
The landscape spaces are carefully designed and integrated within a composition of rectilinear forms and shapes that define pools of water, wood decks, garden terraces, children’s play areas, fitness terrace, multipurpose lawns, and planting beds. The focal point of the landscape is a long rectangular water body, which spans across and in-between two tower blocks with the infinity lap pool merged with the lush green surrounding. The long water body provides for a 50m long lap pool, a jacuzzi pool, a children’s pool, and an ornamental lily pond.
Varied garden spaces are perfectly and elegantly arranged to create an evolving experience as one moves through the site. The herbs and spice garden located adjacent to the barbeque area complements and reinforces outdoor dining and healthy living. A garden pavilion with seating areas encourages residents to mingle and take part in gardening activities.