A Carlo Ratti Associati skyscraper in Singapore

Wednesday 28th September, 2022 - Bruce Sterling

*Torino isn’t fond of skyscrapers, but Singapore is.


Located at the heart of Singapore’s financial district on the site of a former public car park and a hawker center, the 51-storey CapitaSpring is officially completed following four years of construction for CapitaLand Development (CLD), CapitaLand Integrated Commercial Trust and Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd. To date, over 99% of the office and retail space has been committed at the 93,000-square-meter, mixed-use high-rise which is defined by a dynamic interplay of orthogonal lines, lush greenery, and contrasting textures. In addition to the abundant sky-gardens and rooftop park, CapitaSpring includes premium Grade A office space, a Citadines serviced residence, a hawker center, restaurants and public spaces.

Mr. Tan Yew Chin, CEO of CLD (Singapore), said: “CLD and our partners are delighted to mark the completion of CapitaSpring, a biophilic skyscraper that represents CapitaLand’s vision to build a greener and sustainable future as laid out in our 2030 Sustainability Master Plan. From Funan in the Civic District to CanningHill Piers along Singapore River, CapitaLand has been playing a key role in injecting holistic work-live-play elements to activate precincts and rejuvenate Singapore’s city center to keep up with evolving lifestyle trends. With CapitaSpring, we are setting a new benchmark for the office of the future by bringing a premium, multi-faceted workplace experience to building occupants, complemented by our core-flex solutions that cater to the increasing adoption of hybrid work strategies.”