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Carlton City Hotel

Interlocking Volumes

Designed as an international four-star business hotel, Carlton City Hotel is programmed for 386 rooms, conference spaces, outdoor activity spaces, business lounges, all-day dining and rooftop bar.

Situated on a tight urban site, with high-rise structures in close proximity, the hotel tower, oriented north-south, is placed in a way to distance it from the neighbouring towers. While the tower rises up to 29 storeys, resonating with the context of the business district, the podium is programmed and articulated to respond to the street level flows.

Details
Singapore
1 Gopeng St, Singapore 078862
Category Hospitality
Year 2013
Size 20,300sqm
The design maximises the use of site and yet maintains a strong distinction between the tower and its podium.
High volume spaces are created to enhance the spatial quality in key areas including the drop-off, lobby, restaurant and club lounge.
Separating the ingress from Gopeng Street and egress to Tras Street smooths vehicular flow and optimises the use of the tight site.
The street corner along Tanjong Pagar Road is made distinctly visible with a rotunda, a signature of the Carlton chain of hotels.

A high degree of porosity, created visually through high volumes and use of glass, characterises the entrance floor which faces Tanjong Pagar Road.  Functionally, a large column-free drop-off zone is diagonally connected to the reception lobby. The diagonal connection not only defines the main circulation flow but also strings together the key activities on the ground floor – the business lounge, reception area and cafe lounge.

Setting up this diagonal arrangement is the clever corner configuration of the drop-off, with ingress from Gopeng Street and a separate egress to Tras Street.  It ensures smooth vehicular flow and optimises the use of the tight urban site. The street corner along Tanjong Pagar Road is made distinctly visible with a rotunda. Not only an urban landmark that anchors the corner and adds to street level legibility, the rotunda is programmed distinctly as a business lounge at the ground level and terminates as a pavilion at the terrace level.

 

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