18 Sep '11, 10pm

Architecture capital: Japanese architect Toyo Ito, hired to design the Market Street office tower, said the 40-s...

Months after it was announced in April that the first multi-storey car park in the financial district will make way for a "grade A officer tower" built to a tune of S$1.4 billion by CapitaLand, CapitaCommercial Trust and Japan's Mitsubishi Estate Asia, the design for the said tower was finally unveiled at a press conference held last Thursday. Japanese architect Toyo Ito, hired to design the Market Street office tower, said the 40-storey building will be modelled after a living plant. There will be greenery with the addition of a terrace garden on every floor, a sky garden spread out over three levels, and even a "sky forest dining experience". Ito also ensured that each level will have one of the highest floor-to-ceiling height of 3.2m for offices to have a more spacious feeling, while cleaner air will be circulated among the floors thanks to a central core cool void tunn...

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