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* Architecture: DUO skyscrapers by Buro Ole Scheeren

Posted by the editors on Friday, 16 November 2012

Architecture:  DUO skyscrapers by Buro Ole Scheeren: “..Buro Ole Scheeren has unveiled a pair of skyscrapers with concave walls for Singapore’s historic Kampong Glam district..Buro Ole Scheeren has designed the twin DUO towers to have heights of 186 and 170 metres, with the former to contain over 600 apartments, while the latter will accommodate offices and a hotel..The building will sit between the city’s commercial district and the Kampong Glam area, which was once home to the Malaysian aristocracy and today contains a mix of Malay and Muslim communities..A hexagonal pattern of windows will cover the facades of the towers and floors will step back and forth using a system of cantilevers..Both towers will feature concave walls, which will frame the outlines of public spaces and gardens at ground level..Shops will line the base of these elevations, while pedestrian routes will link up with the metro station nearby..The architect’s proposals also include a rooftop restaurant and a public observation deck..Construction is scheduled to start in 2013, with completion penciled in for 2017..”

See our post on another project by Buro Ole Scheeren, formerly of OMA, with Rem Koolhaas: Architecture: Landmark Tower by Buro Ole Scheeren.

image: Courtesy of Buro Ole Scheeren; article: Dezeen

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