Jadescape, a residential development of seven 20-storey residential towers, was designed with an Asian garden theme in mind. Taking inspiration from nature, and more specifically the MacRitchie Reservoir nearby, Jadescape is picture perfect at every turn. Its residential towers resemble a majestic mountain range that encompasses the outline of MacRitchie Reservoir.
A collaboration between ONG&ONG and Tange Associates, this development was planned and designed in a manner where the facades of the towers are oriented toward MacRitchie Reservoir, creating a connection between them and maximising the view towards the reservoir from each building.
The desire to interrelate and connect the residential complex to the environment led to the concept of sumi-e (ink painting). The team wanted to evoke layers of depth, similar to the overlapping feeling of a mountain scape in sumi-e painting, which brings into balance the surrounding greenery, water and mountains. The towers are also positioned to mitigate sun exposure and optimise natural ventilation. Drawing upon oriental aesthetics, Jadescape’s timber-like cladding, frames, and lattice screens soften the building façade.
Instead of monolithic, imposing walls, each building is slightly different, with its own identity, but harmonised within the site. Their placement is layered to create interesting nooks throughout the estate, leading to a variety of areas with variety of ambience and scenery for residents to discover.
Another noteworthy feature that sets thus development apart is the way the tennis court has been designed. In order, to not obstruct the landscape views for its residents, the two tennis courts are built lower than the ground level. Being on the same level as the car park ensures that residents within the units are not interrupted by noise level. The development features rich greenery and water features, including amenities such as a gym, lounge, an infinity pool, an island deck and a sky terrace.