“V on Shenton”, formerly known as the UIC building, is one of the tallest building in Singapore, a signifier of the business and architectural strength of Singapore. The building aims to provide a large scale, holistic, mixed-use development that offers round-the-clock programmes.
V on Shenton is located at no. 5 Shenton Way, a dense urban environment, in an effort to combat singapore’s density problems and scarcity of land. The building includes working, living and leisure activities on one single plot to maximize the valuable urban land. In addition, a series of sky gardens play an integral part in developing the sustainable lifestyle of the ‘V on Shenton’. These lush green spaces provide a refuge from the city and the climate and vegetation naturally provide fresher, cleaner air.
The massing of the towers is differentiated to reflect the functions of the building (office and residential). In addition to the office and residential uses, the façades of V on Shenton are designed by UNStudio using a geometric pattern originating from a hexagonal form. This shape is used to generate patterns that increase the performance of the façades, with angles and shading devices that are responsive to the climatic conditions of singapore. The façades of the office and residential towers are also differentiated slightly yet cohesive when viewed together.