Singapore, Republic of Singapore
Designed for the Ascott Residence Trust as a community hub for the neighbourhood, lyf one-north Singapore by WOHA Architects is a current, vibrant, and lively co-living development in Singapore’s one-north creative and technology district.
lyf one-north has recently been awarded a 2023 Green Good Design Award by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.
The project houses 324 units and amenities across two 7-storey blocks linked by an inhabited bridge.
The design adopts an angular geometry, framing key visual corridors from Fusionopolis towards the heritage bungalows at Nepal Hill.
The development offers a series of public to semi-public social spaces. On the ground level, the amphitheatre and multi-functional driveway plaza can be transformed into public event activity spaces.
The amphitheatre is well-shaded to the East and West and sheltered by the link bridge, remaining cool and comfortable throughout the day.
The residents have access to the social kitchen and its indoor/outdoor dining areas, and the outdoor swimming pool.
Green communal terraces at different levels give residents easy access to fresh air and greenery, and the rooftop lawn can be used for events, gatherings and relaxation.
The richness and diversity of the community spaces balance out the smaller private spaces and encourages residents to build connections in comfortable outdoor settings.
The building uses a material palette of precast concrete and landscaping which extends the existing greenery up into the development.
Two contrasting precast concrete façade textures and geometrically shaped windows with integrated sun-shading fins and circular hoods expressed the playful and light-hearted character of the lyf concept.
The dynamics of the architectural spaces provide opportunities for many “instagrammable” large-scale murals indoors and outdoors.
Terracing green planters along the external stairs bookend the building with cascading greenery.
The angular geometry extends three-dimensionally with origami-folded walkway roof canopies providing weather protection.
These 3D angular elements are highlighted in red as a vibrant contrast to the precast concrete façade.
Project: lyf one-north
Designers: WOHA Architects Pte. Ltd.
Lead Designers: Mun Summ Wong, Sim Choon Heok, River Law, Liak Yuan Zhi, Christina Ong, Chong Siew Way, Muhammad Sufian Bin Mohamed Sumari, Benjamin Chong, Koh Wei Ling, Edrick Paguio, Herbert Salim, Darren Chen, Arthur Gunawan, Rutchai Suksakorn, Daryl Venpin, and Rita Lo
Client: Ascott Residence Trust