▼项目概览，project preview ©Hufton+Crow
Heatherwick Studio was commissioned by Swire Properties to design an apartment building in the historic Newton district of Singapore. Inspired by the vision of a ‘city in a garden’ imagined by Lee Kuan Yew fifty years ago, and by the lush tropical setting of the area, the studio’s design is a radical departure from the glass and steel tower typology. The studio set out to craft homes within a garden that also harnessed all the benefits of apartment living; a place where residents would feel connected to the city’s tree-lined streets whilst enjoying views, light and privacy.
▼被葱郁绿植环绕的EDEN大楼包含20个公寓单元，EDEN provides 20 apartments in the lush tropical setting of the area ©Hufton+Crow
▼体量生成示意，massing diagram ©Heatherwick Studio
▼设计示意，concept ©Heatherwick Studio
By pulling apart the square block of a conventional residential tower and moving the services to the perimeter, each apartment has a large central living space, surrounded by smaller individual rooms and wide shell-like balconies.
▼俯瞰垂直的“花园”立面，overlook to the vertical “garden” ©Hufton+Crow
▼底部热带花园的绿植沿着一系列“花槽”向上生长，the greenery from the garden is threaded upwards and around the building through a series of planted chandeliers ©Hufton+Crow
The apartments are lifted 23 metres above an intensely planted ground-level tropical garden. The greenery from the garden is threaded upwards and around the building through a series of planted chandeliers which grow as they rise up the building’s dramatic 18 metre high lobby, to become generous private planted outdoor spaces. The balconies are alternated to create double-height outside spaces filled with planting from more than twenty species of flora. As well as surrounding each apartment with tranquil and calming greenery and natural shading from the Singaporean sun, the plants will grow to cascade down the building, softening its appearance.
▼悬垂花槽模型，planted chandeliers ©Heatherwick Studio
▼植物使外墙的观感变得更加柔和， the plants grow to cascade down the building, softening its appearance ©Hufton+Crow
▼电梯和大堂的黑色花岗岩墙面，the elevator and the black granite wall detail ©Hufton+Crow
The unconventional concrete walls are moulded with a topographical map of Singapore’s terrain, which has been abstracted to create a unique three-dimensional texture.
▼墙面肌理，concrete wall texture ©Hufton+Crow
▼墙面肌理试验，wall texture – experiment ©Heatherwick Studio
The building represents a unique way of living in the city, with its combination of evocative natural materials, textures and crafted details and its celebration of the area’s natural land- scape. Over time, the building is designed to mature, as the lush planting grows, like a sapling that has taken root beneath the streets, pulling the landscape of Singapore up into the sky. The lowest floor is raised 23 metres above street level so that every apartment benefits from views across the city skyline.
▼大楼将新加坡的景观推向天空，the building pulls the landscape of Singapore up into the sky ©Hufton+Crow
At ground-level, entrance is through a canyon-like corridor, 1.5 metres wide and more than ten times as high, lined with black granite. This opens into a dramatic 18-metre-high lobby at the heart of the building, hung with living plant chandeliers.
▼首层入口空间，entrance view ©Hufton+Crow
The exposed underside of the balconies are rendered in smooth, highly polished concrete. The studio developed a bespoke casting technique to bring the ideal mixture and concentration of stones to the surface at these points, giving a rugged, industrial material a precious, gem-like quality.
▼高度抛光的混凝土阳台，balconies rendered in smooth, highly polished concrete ©Hufton+Crow
Interior surfaces have been crafted to give the living spaces warmth by celebrating the natural imperfections of organic materials; natural knot marks are left visible in the handmade parquet flooring which continues outdoors with a textured herringbone-patterned slate.
▼起居空间通过天然材料延续户外氛围，natural materials continue outdoors in the living space ©Hufton+Crow
In the bathrooms, the sink, vanity unit and bath have been custom-designed for the project by Heatherwick Studio, and utilise a restrained yet rich palette of materials.
▼中央起居空间，the central space ©Hufton+Crow
▼户外花园，the outdoor garden ©Hufton+Crow
A beautifully crafted lift takes residents to their private floor. At the heart of every apartment, there is a large light central space, sheltered by the concrete structure and wrapped in the greenery of the lush tropical balcony, with views of the city beyond – this is conceived as a place for togetherness. More private rooms and discreet service areas extend from this main living space in an intuitive, flexible arrangement.
▼建筑俯瞰，aerial view ©Hufton+Crow
▼模型和立面图，model and elevation ©Heatherwick Studio
▼首层平面图，ground floor plan ©Heatherwick Studio
▼公寓层平面图，apartment floor plan ©Heatherwick Studio
▼剖面图，sections ©Heatherwick Studio
Project Name: EDEN
Location : Singapore
Completion date: December 2019
Site Area: 33,425 sq ft
Gross Floor Area : 70,193 sq ft
Car Park Spaces: 41
Designed by Heatherwick Studio
Design Director：Thomas Heatherwick
Group Leader: Mat Cash
Project Leader: Gabriel Sanchiz
Project Team: Charlie Kentish, Craig Miller, John Minford
Client : Swire Properties Ltd/Celestial Fortune
Interiors : Heatherwick Studio
Local Interiors: Ensemble
Local Architect: RSP Architects, Planners & Engineers
Landscape Designer: COEN Design International
Main Contractor: Unison
Mechanical & Electrical Engineers: Squire Mec
Civil & Structural Engineers: RSP Structures
Awards: Green Mark Award for Building – Platinum Rating