The Pinnacle@ Duxton is the winner of a worldwide architectural design competition held in 2002 to seek the latest high-rise high-density public-housing form in the city central business district. Seven fifty-storey blocks comprising of 1848 units, occupy only 2.5 Ha of land. It is home to almost 8000 residents, thrice the density of a normal housing estate precinct. At a density of around 320,000 persons per square kilometre, this Superdensity project is an important demonstration of the liveability of high-rise high-density housing.


Sky gardens reclaim land in the air by weaving the blocks with a vertical system of gardens on the 26th and 50th storey. This forms a powerful silhouette in the skyline that is central in the project’s identity. The sky bridges allow for more efficient sharing of services like water tanks and the façade maintenance unit.

The park on the ground is built on an architectural surface that is a topological manipulation to conceal the three levels of car park and building services in a new architectural hill. This raised new ground mediates between the private and public realm. On this new ground, a multi-layered system of programmes, activities and pathways enrich the communal surface.

The seven towers are 90% prefabricated. The façade is composed with 10 modules creating a highly differentiated façade using an undifferentiated construction system.

Winner, ARCASIA Award for Architecture – Social and Public Housing, 2012.
Winner, 11th SIA Architectural Design Award, 2011
Winner, ULI Global Awards for Excellence, 2011
Winner, World Architecture Festival, 2010 Winner, President’s Design Award, 2010
Winner, HDB Design Award, 2010
Winner, CTBUH 9th Annual Award – Best Tall Building Asia & Australasia, 2010
Winner, The Pinnacle @ Duxton Plain Public Housing International Architectural Design Competition, 2002 Runner up, FIABCI Prix d’ Excellence Awards, 2011