OASIA HOTEL DOWNTOWN
Oasia Hotel Downtown is a standout example of a new type of tropical skyscraper that seeks to bring flora and fauna into the city. Not only is it an urban retreat for hotel guests, it is also an oasis that brings comfort and nature to city dwellers.
Rising in the midst of concrete and glass, the hotel boasts a distinctive permeable crimson steel façade that encourages biodiversity against an otherwise harsh, concrete backdrop. With butting planters on every storey (a total of 1,793 planter boxes on the façade), the aim is to envelope/wrap Oasia in a layer of green foliage with a variety of bright flowers.
This hotel bucks the trend of a sealed skyscraper—the architecture allows guests to acclimatise and experience Singapore’s tropical surroundings with internal breezeways and atria, multiple sheltered terraces, sky gardens and vertical greening. It addresses the loss of green spaces in the urban fabric by achieving an overall greenery replacement of more than 10 times the site area.