Tallest prefab skyscrapers in the world to be put up in Singapore

Date:11 August 2020 Author: Adrian Brown

Singapore will soon be home to a pair of prefabricated skyscrapers, which are set to be the tallest of their kind in the world.

The architecture studio, ADDP, unveiled their designs for two 56-story towers, to be built using Prefinished Volumetric Construction (PPVC). This construction method is said to be less labour intensive and will reduce waste and noise pollution.

Both 192-meter-tall buildings, together, will have 988 apartments.

Interestingly, large parts of the structures are being built in Malaysia. A series of six-sided boxes are being cast in concrete, after which they will be transported to Singapore to be fitted and furnished. Thereafter, they will be moved to the construction site, according to CNN.

When they arrive on-site, they will be 80% complete already and will be lifted into their correct positions using a crane.

On the location of the towers, Markus Cheng Thuan Hann, associate partner at ADDP Architects told Architizer, “Its location alongside the historical KTM Rail Corridor strengthens its eclectic quality of new versus old, geological heritage versus modern concepts of live-work-play.”

According to Dezeen, the location of the towers was selected by the government, and required a minimum level of PPVC, as part of Singapore’s initiative to improve the productivity of construction, specifically with regards to labour and time.

“To raise construction productivity and fundamentally change the design and construction processes, the industry is encouraged to embrace the concept of Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA), where construction is designed and detailed for a substantial portion of work to be done off-site in a controlled manufacturing environment,” said Hann.


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