Unique Public Housing
The Pinnacle@Duxton is an iconic housing project in Singapore's public housing history, with many unique features that set it apart from other HDB housing projects.
Located at the site where the first two HDB blocks in that area were built, it is the first 50-storey public housing project in Singapore, housing 1,848 apartments in 7 towering blocks.
Born out of the first international design competition for public housing, it is also the first in the world with 2 unique skybridges linking the 7 blocks at the 26th and 50th storey. The skybridges create possibly the longest continuous skygardens in the world, offering panoramic views of the city skyline.
Besides the innovative and eye-catching skybridges, it boosts an interesting facade created by a circuit board-like arrangement of bay windows, planter boxes and balconies.
The feat in completing the project accomplished by HDB together with the designers, engineers and contractors is a significant achievement for the building and construction industry in Singapore.
The original two HDB rental blocks at the site of The Pinnacle@Duxton were completed in 1963.
The rental blocks were announced for the HDB Relocation Programme in Aug 2001, as part of an estate renewal strategy to rejuvenate the Tanjong Pagar area and attract new households into the city.
URA, on behalf of MND and in consultation with the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA), organized an International Architectural Design Competition in Aug 2001 to select the best design for the public housing development at the site. A total of 227 firms from 32 countries took part, with 74% of the entries from the Asia Pacific Region, 15% from Europe and the Middle-East and 11% from the Americas.
ARC Studio Architecture + Urbanism, Singapore was named the winner of the International Architectural Design Competition on 30 Apr 2002.
The flats at The Pinnacle@Duxton were launched for sale under HDB's Build-to-Order System on 29 May 2004.
Construction works commenced in Apr 2005.
The final connecting skybridge was launched on 2 Sep 2009 by Minister (National Development).
Flats were completed in Dec 2009. A keys-hand over ceremony was held on 13 Dec 2009.