News: Forest-Inspired Queenstown Retreat Wins Best Condo Development Award

Jan 18, 2019

Liu Qing Hua, director of Nanshan Group (centre) and CB Chng (right), executive director at Logan Property Singapore, collecting the prize at the recent gala dinner.

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By Nadia Willan

Inspired by enchanted forests, Stirling Residences is a sterling example of how creativity and design can extend the realms of residential possibilities to magical, fairytale dimensions. The three-tower condo development by Logan-Nanshan rises 38 to 40 storeys high above a 230,000 sq ft plot in Singapore’s District 3. Once completed in 2021, the development is set to redefine and revitalise Queenstown, home to the city’s first housing estate.

By offering 18 sky terraces and two roof gardens, Stirling Residences leads residents into an extraordinary experience: one where a fantastic lifestyle is within reach “between the sky above and the earth below”. A worthy Best Condo Development winner at the 8th annual PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Singapore) in October 2018, the Logan-Nanshan project is a 1,259-unit residence with an average unit size of 861 sq. ft. The winning development team includes P&T Consultants, at the forefront of architecture and interior design, and renowned Ecoplan Asia overseeing the intricate and intuitive landscaping.

With expansive views of the city, sea and greenery, units at Stirling Residences come with one to four bedrooms and interiors that epitomise glamorous city living, with a distinct homely sentiment. Nature is thoughtfully reflected in the use of timber flooring and marble walls, while large spaces fill with natural light, creating spatial clarity and a visual connection between the indoors and outside.

The integral element that directs the uniqueness of this development is its core connection to nature that embraces the land’s natural contours, according to the award judges.

“Stirling Residences is a contemporary and luxurious interpretation of tropical architecture with its elevated units, extensive landscaping and sky gardens. An impressive addition to the skyline with special attention given to minimise overlooking and distant views of the sea, Stirling Residences stands out with its preservation of existing mature rain trees and its integration of landscaping with a children’s nursery. The varying topography is fully utilised during design and construction, allowing for access at multiple levels without extensive excavation. The developer sought to deliver the best designed product through a competition, an admirable move in seeking excellence.”

Logan-Nanshan has reimagined the concept of a city oasis with three distinct forest zone developments covering the outdoor spaces. Fern Forest is “a flourishing habitat where many relaxing possibilities await”, while Tropical Forest is “a verdant paradise filled with many beautiful and exotic flora”. The Rain Forest zone is “a tranquil haven that lets you escape to a hidden world of many pleasures”.

The forests’ 80 facilities promise a wellness lifestyle and include a 50-metre lap pool; pods, ponds and pools; dining pavilions; a canopy walk; playgrounds and a kids’ club; lawns; spa treats; fitness; a steam room; cabana club; forest track; putting green and tennis court; hammock lawn; and trekking hill. By injecting a resort approach to a residential project, Logan-Nanshan is bringing condo living in Queenstown back to life.

This article is contributed by PropertyGuru Property Report, the official publication of the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards.

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