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Ion Orchard

Ion Orchard

Location: Singapore
Category: Mixed Use
Completed: 2012

The challenge of landscaping one of the busiest pedestrian malls in Singapore, meant that it had to blend convenience and functionality with beauty. Clean, open sidewalks and elegant steps invite visitors of all ages – mothers with prams, the elderly and physically challenged to experience the mall’s glamour. 

Lush greenery punctuates the walkways along Paterson Road and Orchard Boulevard. A verdant vertical wall, spanning 60m in length and 3m in height lines the building along Orchard Road. To enhance this vertical garden, shards of stainless steel troughs are used, adding a touch of randomness and punctuate the evening with a rhythm of lights. 

The landscape design for this ninth-storey terrace garden of the upscale Orchard Residences neutralises the busy surrounding cityscape with a tranquil environment. Flowering trees scent the water and the air and carefully designed water features and reflecting ponds ensure that the sound of running water is heard throughout the terrace. Natural materials in the water features, the planting, ramps, gazebos and the building create a sense of warmth and intimacy with nature within this urban oasis.