Guoco Tower – 284 metres-high
The Guoco Tower is a mixed-use development skyscraper in downtown Singapore, a vertical city which is injecting new life and drawing people to a vibrant new space to live, work and play in the City’s business centre.
With a height of 283.7 m, it is currently the tallest building in Singapore, breaking the record held jointly by UOB Plaza, One Raffles Place and Republic Plaza for more than 20 years.
This iconic skyscraper is at the forefront of sustainable developments in Southeast Asia. There are photovoltaic solar panels for renewable energy on the roofs, and rainwater is harvested to irrigate the extensive greenery. As a result, there is almost zero storm water run-offs during rain events. As a health benefit, fresh air is also delivered to interior spaces at a rate that is 30% higher than conventional office buildings.
The development won the 2014 World Architecture News Mixed-Use Award in the Future Projects category.