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RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY | Staff Reporter, Singapore
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GuocoLand to build largest garden collection in CBD

Architecture firm Ortus Design is the landscape architect of the project.

Thirty thematic gardens and landscaped spaces spanning 3.8 hectares will soon be dotting the Singapore skyline as GuocoLand is set to build what may become the largest garden collection in the Central Business District (CBD). 

Known collectively as Guoco Midtown Gardens, these gardens will be weaved inside Guoco Midtown, the second flagship integrated mixed-use development of GuocoLand in the 3.2 ha of prime land in the Beach Road-Bugis district.

Ten of these gardens will be made publicly accessible. A total of 350 species of plants—some are rare and endangered native species—will be housed inside the gardens as part of GuocoLand's efforts to create a green destination to connect with the surrounding community through recreation, wellness, in-nature dining, events, and placemaking activities.

According to the group managing director of Guocoland Singapore Cheng Hsing Yao, Guoco Midtown will bring about the transformation of the neighbourhood into a new business and lifestyle destination in the CBD.

“The biophilic design of Guoco Midtown also demonstrates how the private sector can play a role in a whole-of-nation effort to contribute to the Singapore Green Plan 2030. Guoco Midtown’s city in nature concept is built upon these principles to make our city greener, more liveable and promote a sustainable lifestyle with green transportation and green buildings,” Cheng added.

Guoco Midtown is the result of GuocoLand’s collaboration with many preeminent design firms. Australia’s Denton Corker Marshall, led by design director Adrian Fitzgerald, helms the overall site at Beach Road, whilst four-time President’s Design Award winner Yip Yuen Hong of ip:li Architects designed the latest addition to Guoco Midtown—the 558-unit Midtown Modern with its twin residential towers and a retail podium.

The property firm said constructions will finish in phases from 2022.

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