Buchan undertook retail planning and designed the interiors of the development’s retail podium. We worked in close collaboration with world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie from Boston.
The biggest challenge for the interior design and fit-out is the sheer size of the development and number of different uses. The public podium covers five levels and spans 230,000m². The key to the design for such a large floor plate is to keep customers comfortable and well-orientated. We did this by creating unique precincts. They feature atriums and landmark gallerias to capitalise on viewlines and give visitors a sense of place.
The central spine in the middle of the mall creates a boulevard. This encourages a continuous flow of energy to the peninsula and connects people to the city centre.
The 817,000m² development features world-class retail, office, residential, serviced residences as well as a five-star hotel. The precinct also boasts a connected transport hub. There are direct links to various transit connections such as the MRT and ferry terminals.