About the project
Taking as a base the highly efficient and cost-effective design by Singapore-based ADDP Architects, MVRDV’s façade designs add variety and the potential for greenery to the buildings’ external appearance, and a sense of individuality to the apartments inside.
The 36-storey Irwell Hill Residences are in close proximity of to a wide range of shopping, dining, and entertainment options in Orchard Road, Singapore River and Great World. For the project design, developer CDL hired ADDP Architects to create a design that utilised prefabricated prefinished volumetric construction (PPVC), a type of construction in which entire rooms, including their finished surfaces and facades, are built in a factory and stacked together on site. This technique has a number of benefits, including a fast on-site construction time and high quality finishes; its downside, however, is that it often results in a repetitive and unimaginative appearance.