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    Default The Scotts Tower (D9, 103 years lease on freehold land, FEO)




    OMA designs Residential Tower in Singapore

    Far East Organization, Singapore’s largest private development company, has commissioned the Office for Metropolitan Architecture for OMA’s first architectural project in Singapore – a 36-storey residential high-rise.

    The 153 meter tall tower will be located at the intersection of Scotts Road and Cairnhill Road, in close proximity to Orchard Road, Singapore’s famous shopping and lifestyle street.

    With 20,000m of built floor area, the building will provide 68 high-end apartment units with panoramic views.

    The design strategically maneuvers within the highly regulated building environment to maximize the full potential of the site: Four individual apartment towers are vertically offset from one another and suspended from a central core. The skyline of floating towers directly relates to the surrounding building volumes and explores the most attractive views towards the city center and an extensive green zone to the north. The lifted apartment towers reduce the building’s footprint to a minimum; the liberated ground level provides communal leisure activities embedded in the tropical landscape.

    “We are thrilled with the opportunity to create an outstanding project in partnership with OMA. The design reflects the new vibrancy and vitality of Orchard Road and Singapore. OMA with its extensive international experience will certainly bring a new perspective to luxury urban living and add to the cosmopolitan flavor of our development,” says Far East Organization Chief Operating Officer, Property Sales, Chia Boon Kuah.

    “The collaboration with the Far East Organization is an exciting opportunity to further engage Asia,” says Ole Scheeren, Partner of OMA. "The design vertically redistributes the floor area in four alternating towers to create a skyscraper in which architectural and urbanistic concerns merge with mechanisms that create added value. The architecture, in this sense, goes beyond form and generates symbiotic qualities”.

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    March 28, 2007

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    Low-key Cairnhill Road is getting an architectural shot in the arm in the form of a futuristic condominium development featuring four apartment towers suspended from a central core.

    It is being designed for Far East Organization by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, a firm founded by renowned Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas.

    The condo at the junction of Scotts and Cairnhill roads will be 36 storeys high and has 68 posh apartments. It is expected to be launched towards the end of the year.

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    Default Far East taps into growing designer condo trend

    March 28, 2007

    Far East taps into growing designer condo trend

    Its upcoming Cairnhill project will feature daring design by top architecture firm OMA

    By Joyce Teo, Property Correspondent


    A TOP European architecture firm has unveiled an eye-catching blueprint for a Cairnhill project that dramatically underlines the growing trend here for 'designer condos'.

    The daredevil design by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), a company founded by celebrated Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, is a gravity-defying creation featuring four suspended towers.

    The release of the plans for the Far East Organization development was followed by news that Keppel Group is working with American architect Daniel Libeskind on two more residential projects.

    Mr Libeskind's creative juices have been unleashed on Keppel's new condo, Reflections at Keppel Bay, due for launch early next month. Keppel had indicated the project could be priced from $1,600 per sq ft (psf) to over $2,000 psf - which is higher than nearby homes.

    The premium prices such projects can command illustrate the clout a famous architect can have, a trend more evident as Singapore becomes a global city and increasingly discerning buyers look for something with star power.

    Ms Rita Soh, immediate past president of the Singapore Institute of Architects, said: 'People are beginning to recognise there is a higher value attached to designer condos.'

    DTZ Debenham Tie Leung executive director Ong Choon Fah agreed, adding that a big-name architect can entice a larger pool of global buyers. 'These are global brand names; they give the perception that they can deliver a better product.'

    The Cairnhill project is designed by OMA partner Ole Scheeren, who is working with Mr Koolhaas on the five billion yuan (S$981 million) China Central Television Headquarters project.

    OMA is famed for projects such as the Seattle Public Library and Prada stores in the US.

    Mr Scheeren told The Straits Times: 'Singapore has a very exciting late modernist architectural history. Our project emerges from a certain resonance with that while exploring a contemporary approach to building in this tropical city.'

    The 68-unit Cairnhill development will be at the junction of Scotts and Cairnhill roads.Called Scotts Tower, it will feature four towers suspended from a central core. These lifted towers reduce the building's footprint while providing for communal leisure activities at ground level.

    'It is an interesting design with some very bold concepts,' said Mr Tai Lee Siang, new president of the Singapore Institute of Architects. 'It deals very well with the challenge of designing a high-end condo on a tight site - elevating all the units to a level with good views.'

    Far East expects to launch Scotts Tower later this year. Existing projects in the Cairnhill area now fetch $1,800 to $2,000 psf, market sources said.

    Completed designer condos include The Colonnade in Grange Road by American Paul Rudolph.

    But for all the prestige a big-name architect might bring, experts said location trumps design any time.

    While they are usually easier to market, such projects also depend on the design, said an expert, pointing out that designer condos do not always command a premium. The Linear by Mr Paul Tange of Japan's Kenzo Tange Associates did not command high prices as its Bukit Panjang location was not attractive, he said.

    'Look at Orchard Scotts. It's designed by the famous Bernardo Fort-Brescia but is not selling very well,' he added.

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    Such a small plot!

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    heard Far East going to launch this at $6000 psf!!! CRAZY

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    heard Far East going to launch this at $6000 psf!!! CRAZY

    Still cheaper than those in Manhattan or London.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered
    heard Far East going to launch this at $6000 psf!!! CRAZY
    $6000 psf is a very big jump from current $2500 to $2700 at Cairnhill area though it is an unique designed property.

    Where you heard from? Is it reliable!

    It will be very interesting if it achieves this price and I hope it will as I owe properties nearby at Cairnhill.

    Investor.

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    Bullshit one lah! Far East always like to price its projects high-high, then find that it cannot sell. People who bought Far East projects last time will remember how Far East 8888ed them on construction and material quality issues and played their customers out big time. Far East's reputation smelly like 8888 now.

    They even try to stiff you when buying land from you. If there is any developer who is "ai pee, ai chee" it is Far East. The phrase "buy low, sell high" applies most poignantly to Far East Org.

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    Somehow Far East and the word "Luxury" just don't go hand in hand... Just look at Orchard Scotts... They try too hard there. What a joke!

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    $ 6000 psf is wayy too high I think . Will have hard time selling.

    I think people will prefer upcoming project like MarQ, Cilveden and Eclat because the price will be half of that.

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    FEO is full of it. Everytime must be the one who overprice 20% in the area. except this time is more than 20% - they will die a painful death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bung hole
    FEO is full of it. Everytime must be the one who overprice 20% in the area. except this time is more than 20% - they will die a painful death.

    How are they going to die?

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    Will this building really going to be built or just a bullsh1t from far east???

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    Default Launching Soon! The Scotts Tower (FH, Far East Organisation)

    Located on Scotts Road at the intersection with Cairnhill, this 153m tall toweris situated in close proximity to Orchard Road, Singapore's famous shopping and lifestyle street.

    The condominium will be an exemplary and distinctive 31-storey luxurious residential developement of 67 apartments with elevated panoramic views. Targetted at the international market, the building presents a radically new vision and innovative design.

    The design maximises the full potential of the site: four individual apartment towers are vertically offset from one another and suspended from a central core. The skyline of floating towers explores the most attractive views towards the city centre and an extensive green zone to the north.

    The lifted tower reduced the building's footprint to a minimum, providing a generous ground with extensive communal leisure spacesand a lush tropical landscape.

    Each apartment will be served by two private lifts with direct access to each residence. Luxury amenities include concierge service, gym and elemental spa facilities, a 50m -long lap pool, children's pool and Jaccuzzi. An outdoor sky terrace with clubhouse dining facilities, and pavilions within the landscape will provide intimate spaces for private entertainment.

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    Default Launching Soon! The Scotts Tower (FH, Far East Organisation)

    Location: Scotts Road

    Tenure: Freehold

    Site Area: 65,663 sqft

    Total Tower: 1

    Height: 31 storeys

    Total Units: 67

    Unit Types:
    3 Bedrooms (Duplex)
    3 Bedrooms + Study
    4 Bedrooms + Study (Duplex)
    4 Bedrooms + Study (Duplex Penthouse)

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    Default Scotts Tower(District 09) Launching Soon

    Located on Scotts Road at the intersection with Cairnhill, this 153m tall toweris situated in close proximity to Orchard Road, Singapore's famous shopping and lifestyle street.

    The condominium will be an exemplary and distinctive 31-storey luxurious residential developement of 67 apartments with elevated panoramic views. Targetted at the international market, the building presents a radically new vision and innovative design.

    The design maximises the full potential of the site: four individual apartment towers are vertically offset from one another and suspended from a central core. The skyline of floating towers explores the most attractive views towards the city centre and an extensive green zone to the north.

    The lifted tower reduced the building's footprint to a minimum, providing a generous ground with extensive communal leisure spacesand a lush tropical landscape.

    Each apartment will be served by two private lifts with direct access to each residence. Luxury amenities include concierge service, gym and elemental spa facilities, a 50m -long lap pool, children's pool and Jaccuzzi. An outdoor sky terrace with clubhouse dining facilities, and pavilions within the landscape will provide intimate spaces for private entertainment.
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    Tenure : Freehold

    height : 31 Storeys

    Total Units : 67

    Unit Mix : 3 and 4 bedrooms

    Please email at [email protected] for details

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    picture.....
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    What's the price? Keen to know more.

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    Look very modern ...

    suspending in the air..........

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    looks unstable. i think it takes only a truck loaded with explosives to bring the whole building down.

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    I will only consider if they are selling at 1000psf

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    maybe if the developer is your father...

    Quote Originally Posted by singaporeinvestor
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    http://www.straitstimes.com/Money/St...ry_447730.html

    October 29, 2009 Thursday

    Scotts Tower units to be downsized


    FAR East Organization is shrinking the units at its luxury Scotts Tower development at the junction of Scotts and Cairnhill roads to make them more affordable.

    Architect Ole Scheeren is working with the property firm to reconfigure the units.

    Far East executive director Chia Boon Kuah said the eye-catching freehold project will not be launched yet as the firm is 'reviewing the project' with a view to reconfiguring unit sizes.

    The 31-storey tower - one of Mr Scheeren's two residential projects in Singapore - features four individual apartment towers suspended from a central core.

    The gravity-defying design was commissioned in 2006 when the property market was on the way up. Far East had expected to launch it late in 2007.

    Targeted at the global market, Scotts Tower was designed to offer 68 luxury apartments with elevated panoramic views. The smallest was to be a three-bedroom duplex unit.

    But the plan now is to offer smaller units, which would lower the absolute price quantum of each apartment.

    Far East Organization has also reconfigured the unit sizes of some of its recently launched projects such as Centro Residences, Vista and Waterfront Key.

    Mr Scheeren is a partner at Office for Metropolitan Architecture, whose projects include the iconic China Central Television Station in Beijing.

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    hurray! more mm units.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer
    hurray! more mm units.
    Looks like everyone is worshipping Mickey Mouse.

    The average size of Hong Kong apartments is also around 600 to 700 sf (so you can imagine the smaller ones are much smaller). If Singapore wants to have a population of 6.5 million like Hong Kong, then we have to make our apartments as small as theirs.

    We have past the point of no return, because our largest developer has spoken.

    The mickeymousation of Singapore has begun ...



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    Quote Originally Posted by jlrx
    Looks like everyone is worshipping Mickey Mouse.

    The average size of Hong Kong apartments is also around 600 to 700 sf (so you can imagine the smaller ones are much smaller). If Singapore wants to have a population of 6.5 million like Hong Kong, then we have to make our apartments as small as theirs.

    We have past the point of no return, because our largest developer has spoken.

    The mickeymousation of Singapore has begun ...
    Mickeymousation?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlrx
    Looks like everyone is worshipping Mickey Mouse.

    The average size of Hong Kong apartments is also around 600 to 700 sf (so you can imagine the smaller ones are much smaller). If Singapore wants to have a population of 6.5 million like Hong Kong, then we have to make our apartments as small as theirs.

    We have past the point of no return, because our largest developer has spoken.

    The mickeymousation of Singapore has begun ...


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    so hold on tight to your big units .. its going to be a rarity

    of late even the 4 bedrooms have sizes 1380 - 1750 sqft .. not forgetting inclusive of aircon ledge and balcony ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by proud owner
    so hold on tight to your big units .. its going to be a rarity

    of late even the 4 bedrooms have sizes 1380 - 1750 sqft .. not forgetting inclusive of aircon ledge and balcony ...
    I agree with you.
    In fact, I am thinking of ..... against the grain.

    But we may need holding power and patience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reporter
    I agree with you.
    In fact, I am thinking of ..... against the grain.

    But we may need holding power and patience.
    Need some time before a clearer picture can be seen on this new dynamic.

    So will flats be able to divided into 2 or 3 parts next time?

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