Enter the mixed-use development of two 30-storey blocks of offices and two 34-storey blocks of luxury residences on top of a four-storey retail block, and you’ll find a lush tropical biodiversity garden. Enter the Marina One complex in Singapore, which has received the MIPIM 2018 award for Best Innovative Green Building.
The complex is built around this garden with its extensive plants, water features and walkways. Balconies, podium terraces and roof gardens are also integrated into the building. Energy efficiency features include the use of LED lights controlled by motion sensors, advanced air handling units and rainwater harvesting.
“We are thrilled that Marina One has been recognised with such a prestigious international award. Our Environmentally Sustainable Design work achieved considerable reductions in cooling and energy consumption (approx. 20% and 30%),” said Irene Yong, Director of Building Services.