Strategically located for a landmark site at the waterfront, this project aims to capture the history and culture of the place in a contemporary setting. Our objective was to create a self-contained vertical city with an active, fully connected and extremely vibrant connected urbanism. An architectural armature connects the ferry terminal via travellators and a shopping spine to all the attractions, apartments, offices and hotels.


Programmatically, Urban Streams is organized into horizontal and vertical layers of nodes, and flexible active program spaces. The combination of attractors and connectors bring about ever changing, creative, diverse and hybrid activities. The connectors are located on four different levels-ground, basement, third storey and sixth storey. They are a network of linear programmes of shopping, travellators, and eco-spines that connects all the residential, hotels, serviced apartments, offices and cultural institutions into a tightly interlaced organisation.

The most distinct connection is on the 3rd storey spine, which has travellators and a polychromatic façade, creating a high-speed pedestrian link with a distinct identity. The most private of these is located on the sixth storey roof deck. It incorporates a jogging track and a series of bridges and path with clubhouses and swimming pools framed by views to the mountains and the sea.

Our site sits beautifully along an axis starting from the Marina Bay towards Fort Canning Park. Inspired by nature, canyons, hillside tea plantations and rice terraces, fluid lines create urban terraces for living. We imagine the Capitol as an urban instrument of leisure, life and green.

We proposed the intensification of the tradition urban plaza by injecting small studio apartments, full of young lively people. Outdoor extensions are created in the form of funky balconies, which becomes the unique visual identity. Expressed in vibrant explosion of coloured glass, this vertical stacking of communities along the fluid geometric lines creates a striking visual expression of vibrant urban life.


The landscape in the secret garden acts as an urban curtain in a stage set, concealing and revealing the activities along its entire length. Along this new public space, cafes and outdoor refreshment kiosk are lined, contributing to the urban flow of people and energy around the plaza all the way to the hotel entrance. Abstract curved lines interweave in the public spaces with a floating riverine pool, forming an urban armature that provides shelter and a recreation pool for the hotel. Shopping, Theatre, secret garden and urban plaza bind the entire project together.

Twelve blocks of varying heights, rotated at specific angles of 25 degrees off the East-West axis, grow like mountains from a carved out canyon-like landscape. This scheme breaks the monotony of the block and creates a smooth and seamless connection of nature and architecture.

A complex network of bands weaving around the blocks is formed providing visual and acoustic insulation, and defining programmatic event spaces. Thematic bands such as waterband, recreational band, and educational band with extensive activities become the smooth connective tissues of the entire development.

Carved into the ground down to the road level is the commercial canyon band- an active public commercial space. This gives a clear distinction of public and private spaces whilst keeping the connectivity and convenience for the residents.


Sentosa Village Hotel sits strategically in the heart of the existing cluster of prestigious heritage hotels on Sentosa Island. The hotel complex comprises three district experiences. One, the all suite heritage hotel to be housed in the conserved barracks. Two, a 200 room hip hotel with a heritage reference. And three, a unique business hotel on the weekdays that transforms into an exciting family hotel on weekends.

To create a unique heritage hotel, the conserved artillery camp and a parade square give way to a lifestyle village closer to the main entrance and an all-suite hotel with private pools towards the more private area of the site. The Heritage Village rooms have cosy and romantic interior aesthetics, embracing the patina of age. The irony of an artillery camp being transformed into a resort is captured with whimsical references to the past and the future.

A contrasting aesthetic expression for the conserved building and the new 200 and 600-room hotel is used as counterpoints. By using contrasting geometry, materiality and decoration, three distinct hotel experiences are created. The heritage hotel captures a sense of connection to the past. In the conserved building, the suites have standalone baths and private pools and large balconies. The village hotel is designed for flexibility and expresses the lightness and ethereal quality of the sea.

The large blocks of rooms-Hip Rooms and Family rooms- are created with soft ethereal façade of sail lines and vernonia vines. With a double door, two single business suites can be flexibly transformed into family suite. A Café island, a bar lounge, together with all day dining deck, spa deck, plenty of entertainment is provided for the pleasure of hotel guests.

The scheme aspires to create an urban enclave that will unite the existing buildings on the site while adding new mixed-use towers. Firstly, the urban canyon is a covered street that weaves together the fabric of the project with that of the City. This curvilinear street following the contours and the different level of the site provides a filmic experience enhanced by the movement and sequential development of the passage of time and space.

From the narrow frontage through the urban canyon, the Rainforest Plaza-an open outdoor space animated with urban furniture, sculptures, raintrees and riverscape awaits. An intimate scale is created by the landscape yet it is wide enough for all types of events ranging from exhibitions to sport events and food festivals. A two-storey shopping strip with a sky deck above surrounds the multi-functional rainforest plaza. This diversity makes it a lively urban space for all.


Surrounded by buildings that exceed 20 storeys, a new ground is created on the 22nd storey. By creating a striated landscape loop, almost 7793 m2 of land is reclaimed in the land. Large enough to house a 50m-lap pool and a jogging track with KLCC view, the Sky Deck, is a destination in itself.

The sky deck forms the mediating plane between the serviced apartments and hotel below with the premium residential and office blocks above. Every apartment unit can now enjoy a view of the iconic KLCC.