Proudly standing at the centre of what will be an exciting 24/7 mixed-use precinct in the coming years is DUO – a showcase of green technologies and engineering achievement.
In the heart of Singapore’s vibrant CBD lies the mixed-use development, DUO. Designed by world-renowned architect Ole Scheeren, its two unique towers contain office and retail space, a five-star hotel plus luxury residential apartments, all set within lush tropical gardens.
We've helped to realise this exciting, and potentially iconic, new development by providing building services, civil and structural engineering, and environmental sustainable design (ESD) consultancy.
Green design features make DUO an exceptionally energy efficient building. There’s the use of double glazed low-E glass to increase the overall thermal performance of the towers, energy efficient LED lights within the car park, heat pumps for hot water generation to the hotel guest rooms and rainwater harvesting. To promote an even greener environment, DUO has replaced 100% of the greenery that has been removed or affected by its construction.
Practicality hasn’t been compromised either, especially when DUO had to connect to an existing nearby Mass Rail Transit (MRT) station. The works could only be carried out during a window of four hours during the night, once the MRT station was closed. Detailed work scheduling and planning was needed so that we didn’t waste any time during such a small window of opportunity.
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