The future of Chinatown skyline: Capitaland unveils design of One Pearl Bank

Chinatown's skyline is looking forward to an exciting addition in the coming years. 

CapitaLand has unveiled the highly-anticipated design of One Pearl Bank perched atop the verdant Pearl’s Hill. The development comprises two gently curving 39-storey towers linked at the roof by dramatic sky bridges. 

Towering at 178 metres, One Pearl Bank will be the tallest residential development in the Outram-Chinatown district in Central Singapore. It offers panoramic views that extend from the Central Business District to Sentosa.

In a press statement, Capitaland said, "The slender, curved facades create a light and airy effect, providing ample space for residents and onlookers to look out and through the towers to admire the stunning views atop the hill." 

CapitaLand today unveiled the design of One Pearl Bank – designed by multi award-winning Serie+Multiply, the new scheme elevates the concept of high-rise living with a total of 774 apartments. Photo courtesy: Capitaland
CapitaLand today unveiled the design of One Pearl Bank – designed by multi award-winning Serie+Multiply, the new scheme elevates the concept of high-rise living with a total of 774 apartments. Photo courtesy: Capitaland

With a total of 774 apartments, the new development will support more urbanites in leading their dream city lifestyles at this prime location.  A wide selection of unit types from studio apartments to penthouses, ranging in size from approximately 430 to 2,800 square feet, will be made available.

Adding to its allure, One Pearl Bank will feature – as a world-first – a series of sky allotment gardens arrayed vertically at one edge of each tower. 

One Pearl Bank will feature a world-first – a series of sky allotment gardens arrayed vertically at one edge of each tower. Photo courtesy: Capitaland
One Pearl Bank will feature a world-first – a series of sky allotment gardens arrayed vertically at one edge of each tower. Photo courtesy: Capitaland

With each tower featuring an allotment garden every four storeys and each garden housing 11 plots, One Pearl Bank will have a total of 18 sky allotment gardens with close to 200 plots where residents can grow their own herbs, fruits and vegetables.  

These allotment gardens are further complemented by two sky terraces and two roof gardens across the two towers and as well as a sunken planter in every balcony.

“As the one and only development atop Pearl’s Hill, One Pearl Bank offers residents an exclusive opportunity for city living amidst a lush garden setting," said Mr Ronald Tay, CEO of CapitaLand Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.

"We wanted a design scheme that contributes meaningfully to Singapore’s cityscape and enhances its surroundings.  These include incorporating abundant greenery at different elevations and adding a landscaped path linking One Pearl Bank to the adjacent Pearl’s Hill City Park – a beautiful but hitherto largely underutilised public park," Mr Tay added.

Residents can look forward to the rejuvenation of the City Park, which will be transformed into a playground and social space for the community and linked to Fort Canning Park through the scenic Singapore River, as part of the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s Draft Master Plan 2019.” 

Over 500 trees across 35 species and more than 135,000 shrubs, plants and flowers will be planted throughout One Pearl Bank, occupying over 60,000 square feet of space. This is equivalent to 75 percent of the total site area. 

Scheduled for completion in 2023, One Pearl Bank will be the tallest residential development in the Outram-Chinatown district. Photo courtesy: Capitaland
Scheduled for completion in 2023, One Pearl Bank will be the tallest residential development in the Outram-Chinatown district. Photo courtesy: Capitaland

Verdant landscaping can be found in the two mid-tower sky terraces and two roof gardens, which function as social spaces with plenty of amenities.  These include a lounge, an indoor and outdoor gymnasium, walking track and an alfresco dining area on the roof gardens overlooking the city.  On the sky terraces, residents can host parties at the open amphitheatre or relax at the outdoor lounge area.  Yoga enthusiasts can enjoy a few moments of tranquility or simply unwind at the meditation corner.  

One Pearl Bank is scheduled for completion in 2023.

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