10 buildings that prove Singapore is at the top of its urban planning game

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1. The Pinnacle@Duxton
Blk 1G Cantonment Rd
Rising over the CBD and Chinatown, the 50-floor megastructure The Pinnacle@Duxton, completed in 2009, is still a staggering sight eight years on. Seven residential tower blocks configured in an “S” formation, with two wraparound bridges on the 26th and 50th levels, brought “gardens in the sky”, complete with walking paths, play areas, seating zones and water features, to the doorsteps of residents. Architects Khoo Peng Beng and Belinda Huang’s monolith instantly became a landmark and redefined the potential of high-density, eco-savvy public housing in Asia. For a S$5 ticket purchased at the ground-floor 7-Eleven, non-residents gain access to the 50th floor sky gardens and a sweeping view of the city below.

The Pinnacle@Duxton
The Pinnacle@Duxton (photo by Simon Poon / shutterstock.com)

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Jonathan Evans

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