Reflections at Keppel Bay

Keppel Bay, Singapore


Standing at the entrance to historic Keppel Harbor, six undulating towers and 11 low-rise villa apart­ments offer sustainable living, views and privacy for residents in 1,129 apartments. The artful composition of the sleek curving towers that opened in 2011 affords the delight of visual complexity and provides enough spatial gaps and shifting orientations to multiply the views of the ocean, Sentosa Island, the golf course and Mount Faber.

Two distinct typologies of housing—along the waterfront the lower Villa blocks and, set just behind, the towers ranging from 24 to 41 floors—create an airy, light-filled grouping of short and tall towers, none of which has floors in exact alignment with either the floor above or below.

In this design, Studio Libeskind was aiming for a fundamental shift in high-rise living whereby no two interiors share the same perspective and each resident experiences his or her own individuality and difference.

Reflections received the prestigious BCA Green Mark award in 2008. Sustainable highlights include: underground rainwater water collection, filtration and recycling for landscape irrigation; extensive landscaping and sky gardens to lower ambient temperature; double-glazed low emissivity glass to reduce heat transmission; energy efficient lighting and fixtures throughout; skylights to reduce the need for electric lighting in places like the basements; a natural water filtration system instead of chemicals for disinfecting the swimming pools; and providing solar panels and solar-powered aircraft warning lights.

“The cluster of six high-rise residential towers are a glittering new addition to the Singapore waterfront, hugging 2,460 ft of shoreline and offering residents exquisite views from the top.” – World Architecture News (October 2012)


2013 – Universal Design Mark Award, Platinum – Building and Construction Authority of Singapore
2013 – Construction Excellence Award, Merit – Building and Construction Authority of Singapore
2013 – FIABCI Prix d’Excellence Award, Gold Winner under the Residential (High Rise) category
2012 – Top CONQUAS® (Construction Quality Assessment System) score of 95.5% for high rise residential project – Building and Construction Authority of Singapore
2012 – BCA Design & Engineering Safety Excellence Awards, Merit – Building and Construction Authority of Singapore
2012 – BCA Universal Design Awards, Silver – Building and Construction Authority of Singapore
2012 – Singapore Property Awards, Residential (High Rise) Category – FIABCI, Singapore
2012 – The International Architecture Award, The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies
2012 – LEAF Award – International Architecture Award * Special Residential Multi Occupancy Award
2011 – Emporis Skyscraper Award, Top 10
2009, 2010 and 2012 – Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents Awards (RoSPA) Gold Winner – Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents
2009 – CNBC Asia Property Awards Best High Rise Development
2008 – Certification achieved Recipient of the BCA Green Mark Gold Award – Building and Construction Authority of Singapore (Equivalent to LEED GOLD)