Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Arwen Lucinda - Hakeem

(Project Name) Arwen Lucinda 

(Purpose of building) There are 2 purposes of the building. One is to allow customers to dine so its a restaurant. The other is to allow people to view the surrounding area from a higher vantage point. They can do both together, or separately (dine then view, view then dine, view or dine).

(Concept behind it) The concept behind this was the Donauturm (Danube Tower in Vienna). It is an observation tower cum restaurant with a bungee jumping platform used during certain times of they year. I used this design and suited it to Singapore's context because the only other building designed for observation is the Singapore flyer. Also, because it is an observation tower cum restaurant, it can save space and this is very useful because land in Singapore is very scarce.