• Ocean Financial Centre, Singapore, wins GBA2012 Mertit Award

    26 August 2012

    Green Building Award 2012 – Merit – Building Under ConstructionCompleted Building: Asia Pacific 

    A prime development along the Marina Bay front of Singapore, Ocean Financial Centre serves to be the iconic landmark of building sustainability and green innovations for com-mercial high rise buildings in Singapore and the region.  

    Having been recognized for the high standards of environmental commitment by Ocean Financial Centre, the centre was the first commercial building to be awarded high-est Platinum accolade by Singapore Building Construction Authority’s GreenMark and the first in South East Asia to be conferred the United States Green Building Council LEED pre-certified platinum accolade.

    Standing at 245 metres tall and 43 storey high, Ocean Financial Centre has a total floor area of over 1 million square feet. In comparison to a typical office building in Singapore, the eco-saving features of the centre has achieved water savings of up to 42,249 m3 per year, reduction of 4,542 tons of CO2 emissions per year, and overall energy savings of 35.1%.

    Green innovations incorporated in Ocean Financial Centre include use of a triple layer low emissivity glass façade, an eco-switch system at every floor for individual floor space control of lighting and HVAC, regenerative drive lifts, 400 m2 of PV cells at the crown roof, a hybrid chilled water system utilizing both district cooling system and in house chillers for optimized efficiency and a centralized paper recycling chute. 

    Coupled with an extensive construction and environmental management systems, the development of Ocean Financial Centre marks the distinction of building sustainability that will serve as the Green- High rise development icon for years to come.

    More information on Green Building Award 2012 at www.gba.hk.


    The 280-meter-tall Lumina Shanghai, developed by Henderson Land Group and designed by Gensler, is the tallest skyscraper in the Xuhui Riverside District.

    A sophisticated yet modern setting was derived by juxtaposition of Indochine-Vietnamese features and wood-fire inspired material palettes. Re-interpretation of the spatial order of a typical Indochine-Vietnamese mansion has been adopted to give hierarchy, layers and details to the space.


    no images were found