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Aliens Space Station Conceptual Landscape Design Statement
The landscape of Space Station plays a vital role in the initial promotional identity, continuing environmental enhancement, outdoor enjoyment, and livability of the community. It originates at a macro scale as a translation of the architectural vision into surface planes applying the angular, asymmetrical patterns and three dimensional forms of the buildings as its foundation. A dynamic and complex character is revealed by the interweaving and overlapping of the various spaces and features-some seemingly is floating, others terracing or stacked upon each other-while an inherent logic and organization is built into the overall arrangement to create a functional and attractive site.
Several basic features and design motifs are repeated throughout the project to maintain and overall visual consistency, while specific details-colors, surface materials, planting arrangements-will evolve to distinguish particular zones or individual towers and facilities.
1. Linear planes of water are scattered throughout the site, acting at times as visual focal points, separations between public and private space, or as surprise elements within the landscape.
2. Metal trellises provide shade or spatial enclosure in gardens and patios and provide a filtering ceiling to structural voids within the building podium.
3. Timber decks and boardwalks help to bring natural warmth into the hardscape palette and create a strongly identifiable feature in the organization of the site.
4. Paved and planted terraces spill off the edges of the building podium dropping down to the lake and to the project boundaries to blend the podium walls into the landscape, blurring the edge between site and building.
1. The commercial facility is surrounded on three sides by flexible spaces that can be used for al fresco dining related to ground level food and beverage facilities, for passive or social public use, or for periodic events. The primary design elements are water features that identify the main building entry and separate the vehicular drop-off from a pedestrian corridor. The public space is detached from the residential tower landscape by way of a combination of feature walls, planting beds, and pools, thus presenting some visual connection between public and private space while maintaining security and privacy for residents.
2. The residential tower lobbies consist of decks that appear to float above the basement voids, with trellises and sky bridges creating an intricate pattern of spatial connections. The lobbies are surrounded by pocket gardens, which extend out from under the building footprint to further blend structure and landscape. Two tower lobbies are designated as recreation hubs with badminton, table tennis, and squash courts located near the lift cores.
3. The residential site includes several gathering and social areas for events or ad-hoc use. These include a central plaza and adjacent playground shaded by a canopy of evergreen trees as well as a community amphitheatre. The plaza is large enough to accommodate seasonal events and to allow space for children on skates and bicycles. The small amphitheatre is located adjacent to the lake and consists of an upper hard paving and lower stone surfaced stage, connected by a series of seating terraces. The upper deck provides a direct link to the main swimming pool, acting as an extension of the pool deck with space for sunning lounges or tables. The expansive pool provides a 60 meter lap zone and open swimming area, as well as a series of intimate relaxation spas with underwater seating and lounges. A separate, shallow children's pool is bordered by deck space sufficient for families to lounge and socialize.
4. In addition to the main playground adjacent to the central plaza, two other playgrounds equipped with a variety of play structures provide social, physical, and creative play opportunities for 6 to 12 year old children. Younger children-toddlers and those up to five years-are accommodated in several other tot lots located near tower lobbies and provided with shade and seating for families, as well as play elements suited to this age group. These tot lots and rest zones become social nodes for young families in the community.
5. At the west end of the site, overlooking the lake is the golf practice complex. This zone, separated from the main site by water and green space, provides not only adult recreation but visual and sensory relief from the complexity and activity of the project. The facilities include a netted practice range sufficient for several golfers, a chipping green with several tee boxes placed at various terracing levels, and an extensive putting green that can be turned into a putting "course" if desired. A shade pavilion forms a social node for adults and seniors away from other more active zones, and the golf complex is bordered by terraced gardens stepping down toward the lake edge. In addition to the golf facilities, the recreation zone at the west end includes cricket practice net with two wickets and a fitness equipment cluster.
6. In addition to these terraced gardens and the central amphitheatre, the lake edge consists of a multi-textural landscape stepping down from the building podium, which is further punctuated by small water features and a zigzagging timber boardwalk.
PERIDIAN Asia Pte Ltd, Singapore (Landscape Architecture and Master Planning)
Peridian, as a key player in Real Estate, Engineering, Surveying, or Construction Services, prides itself on its proven excellence in landscape architecture management, land planning and design, across the maze of government entitlements and approvals through successful completion.
Major projects are:
Grand Hyatt Hotel, India
Ritz Carlton, Jakarta Indonesia
Hon Mot Nha Trang Resort Island, Vietnam