|Category||Hospitality | Sports, Community & Recreation | Theme Parks | Mixed Use|
An integrated leisure experience
The redevelopment of Downtown East – a five-year undertaking to transform it into an integrated leisure destination with a resort experience – updates existing amenities and adds new areas to create a comprehensive and harmonious development. Three key aspects of sustainability – environmental, economic and social sustainability – guided the planning and design of the complex.
The project involved the construction of D’Resort which consists of a hotel block and three clusters of chalet blocks, and a complete makeover of the existing shopping mall which will have new retail and dining outlets, as well as a significant expansion of the Wild Wild Wet water theme park.
Arriving at the Resort Main Block, guests are treated with a panoramic view of the entire development and the seaside, a view granted by the elevation of the driveway to the second storey. The park setting lends itself to the natural enhancement of the chalet environment. Three clusters of accommodations offer views that vary between the beach, the park and the mangrove. The richness of site opportunities gives rise to the design of a wide range of environments within the development.
The design language and strategies used demonstrate the importance of understanding and designing within the site context, such that the project sits comfortably in the surroundings. The design language also showcases the sensitive eye on materiality – how materials come together in a palette that is ultimately an expression of elegant rustic hospitality.
Together with the enhancement to the infrastructure, a new clarity of the circulation networks and improved amenities, Downtown East’s identity as the Singapore’s leisure destination of choice is further fortified.
Integrated services provided for this project.
Singapore Landscape Architecture Awards
BCA Universal Design Mark Awards - Gold Plus (Design)