Kent Vale Block 1

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Height: Architectural 90.6 m / 297 ft
Height: Occupied 76.3 m / 250 ft
Height: To Tip 90.6 m / 297 ft
Height: Observatory 80.7 m / 265 ft
Floors Above Ground 25
# of Elevators 3
Top Elevator Speed 2.5 m/s
Development GFA 49,910 m² / 537,227 ft²
# of Parking Spaces 76


Official Name Kent Vale Block 1
Name of Complex Kent Vale
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Singapore
City Singapore
Street Address & Map 101 Clementi Road
Postal Code 129787
Building Function residential
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2007
Construction Start 2010
Completion 2012

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer National University of Singapore
Design MKPL Architects Pte Ltd
Structural Engineer
Design KTP Consultants Private Limited
MEP Engineer
Design J. Roger Preston Limited
Main Contractor Tiong Seng Contractors (Pte) Ltd
Other Consultant
• Landscape Sitetectonix Pte Ltd
• Lighting Lighting Planners Associates
• Quantity Surveyor Davis Langdon

About Kent Vale Block 1

An addition to the existing faculty apartments on the campus of the National University of Singapore, Kent Vale was designed to be an iconic gateway building, where the realms of domesticity and civic monumentality would meet. The challenge of the brief lay in the melding of two distinct uses: firstly, as a new administrative center, where architecture should present itself as a statement of the client’s vision for a new campus ideal; secondly, as a quiet oasis for residents to interact and enjoy.

This tropical high-rise is notable for its adventurous use of high rise greenery. The facade, though intricate, is not merely decorative. Solar gain through the façade is minimized via optimum building orientation, strategic sun-shading by modular green walls, balconies, and screens on the east and west facing facades, and horizontal sun-shading of all facades. The design of Kent Vale presents the culmination of sustained analytical design, melding function, sustainability and constructability in a highly resolved architectural form.

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