Corals is a highly sustainable mid-rise residential complex situated on the historic King’s Dock on Keppel Bay in Singapore.
The 11-building complex ranges in height from 4 to 12 stories and is comprised of 366 luxurious waterfront homes. In contrast to the conventional approach of building up the along the shoreline, Studio Libeskind carefully sited Corals in a V-formation, keeping the ocean frontage open, and thus allowing for spectacular views of the bay from the furthest set back units. The seaside living experience is further infused into the site by way of a series of reflecting pools that run the length of each building. The pools not only enhance the beauty of the site, but they assist in keeping the buildings cool in the hot Singaporean sun.
Clad in a naturalistic palette of glazed, white metal tile and glass panels, the facades of each building create an undulating rhythm accentuated by ribbons of glass balconies. The apartments range in size from 1 to 4 bedrooms and penthouses with sizes ranging from about 600 square feet to a super penthouse of about 7,900 square feet.
Sustainability was at the core of the design aesthetic for Corals. In addition to the reflecting pools, the sustainable highlights include a clubhouse with a green landscaped roof; a rainwater collection filtration and recycling system for the site; double-glazed glass throughout; and solar panels.
Completed in 2016 Corals at Keppel Bay is the second project Studio Libeskind has designed for Keppel Land International, the first was the 2,000,000 sq-ft project Reflections that was completed in 2011.
2019 – Construction Excellence Award, Residential Buildings category – Building and Construction Authority of Singapore
2018 – International Architecture Award, Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design