CapitaLand, CDL unveil landmark residential development in Singapore

CapitaLand Limited and City Developments Limited (CDL) have unveiled the design of their latest joint residential development, CanningHill Piers, located between the historic Fort Canning Hill and the iconic Singapore River in District 6.

Named to reflect its rare hill and river dual-frontage, CanningHill Piers is designed by Danish architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). The development is targeted for completion in 2025.

BIG is also the design architect for CapitaSpring, a soon-to-be-completed 51-storey integrated development by CapitaLand Group in Singapore’s Raffles Place CBD. CanningHill Piers is expected to be BIG’s first residential project to be completed in Asia.

“The design scheme comprises four towers of different heights – a pair of diagonally-facing residential towers and one each for the hotel and serviced residence – set atop a double-storey commercial podium. All four towers are distinctly spaced apart from each other to maximise views and allow the courtyard at the heart of the commercial podium to open to the sky,” explained CapitaLand and CDL in a joint statement.

“A single continuous drape adorning the facade ties the various components together into an iconic and sculptural whole. Strategic parts of the facade drape are lifted to unveil building entrances, communal areas and green spaces at various heights, creating a strong and unified architectural identity for the integrated development.”

At 180 m, the 48-storey residential tower facing the riverside is set to be the tallest residential development along the Singapore River, while the 24-storey residential tower overlooking Fort Canning Hill stands at 100 m. Housing a total of 696 units, the two residential towers are connected by an iconic sky bridge on Level 24, filled with a wide range of lifestyle facilities.

According to CapitaLand and CDL, the landscaping of CanningHill Piers extends the lush greenery of Fort Canning Hill to its various sky terraces. Part of an existing road that currently separates the project site and the river will be transformed into an attractive riverfront promenade that connects seamlessly with the Clarke Quay lifestyle precinct along the same stretch.

A wide selection of unit types from one- to five-bedroom premium apartments, Sky Suites and a Super Penthouse, ranging in size from approximately 410 to 8,950 sq ft, will be available, said both companies. More amenities and vantage points will be provided on Level 3, where an outdoor jogging track, a bouldering wall and an adventure-themed children’s play area can be found.

CanningHill Piers is part of an integrated development that also includes a commercial component with F&B and retail outlets named CanningHill Square, a hotel operated under the Moxy brand by Marriott International, and a serviced residence with a hotel licence operated under the Somerset brand.

“Coupled with its unique location embraced by nature and historical landmarks, we are confident that CanningHill Piers will set a new benchmark in refined urban living and meet the aspirations of city dwellers for style, wellness and connectivity,” said Jason Leow, president for Singapore & International at CapitaLand Group. “With upcoming plans to reposition Clarke Quay as a wellness, lifestyle and F&B destination that is vibrant both in the day and at night, residents of CanningHill Piers can look forward to raising their families in a lively and modern neighbourhood.”

Sherman Kwek, group CEO of CDL added, “Conceptualised as a vibrant integrated waterfront development, CanningHill Piers seamlessly melds the convenience of urban living with a holistic wellness lifestyle and this icon will dramatically redefine the Singapore skyline. Through this timely urban renewal initiative, the former Liang Court site will be transformed into a prominent landmark next to Fort Canning Hill, imbued with the serenity of the Singapore River and the entertainment buzz of Clarke Quay.”

CanningHill Piers enjoys convenient access to the CBD via the Central Expressway. It will be directly linked by an underpass to Fort Canning MRT station on the Downtown Line, and a mere eight-minute walk from Clarke Quay MRT station on the North East Line.  Water transport to Marina Bay and Robertson Quay is also available via river taxi.

Images: CapitaLand