We were commissioned to design the flagship hotel for Marrison Hotel Group in downtown Singapore. The location is in the vibrant Marina Bay Precinct. It is a stone’s throw away from the National Library by Dr. Ken Yeang and the mixed-used South Beach Development by Fosters and Partners.
Targeting the premium business market, the intent was to make an expression distinct from the series of budget hotels already in operation along the same stretch of road.
Our strategy was to create articulations on the facade of the building with rising greenery. This would be a series of vertical screens with creeping plants that start from the street level and grows systematically to the roof terrace, thereby encouraging visual interest from the ground level upwards.
Every floor has a full balcony that maximises the views for the rooms. These balconies allow the hotel guests access to the outdoors; presenting a facade that is interactive and dynamic.
We envisage that this would make the hotel personable and exciting – distinguishing itself from the neighbouring developments.