The Interlace by Capitaland To Be Launched Next Month

Capitaland and Hotel Properties Ltd will be launching the former Gillman Heights condominium site with a $1.4 billion design by Ole Scheeren of OMA. The Interlace with a sprawling 81,000 sqm (871,560 sqft) land and a GFA of 170,000 sqm (1,829,200 sqft) will be configured into a 1,040-unit development next month.

Images from The Inhabitat.

Ole Scheeren is the man behind the design of China Central Television (CCTV) Headquarters in Beijing. His previous work includes the Prada Epicenters in New York City and Los Angeles. Just look at the breathtaking and bold architecture design here.

Imagine this. A 31 apartment blocks of six storey each, stacked hexagon ways. On top of which, sky gardens and roof terraces are key features with the surrounding Telok Blangah greenery. A mixture of townhouses (which could double up as home offices), 2-bedrooms, 3-bedrooms, 4-bedrooms and penthouses will be available as part of its offering in this 99-year leasehold project.

I like the description used by The Inhabitat for The Interlace, Jenga-Like apartments.

The Interlace by Capitaland. Image credit to Inhabitat
The Interlace by Capitaland. Image credit to Inhabitat

The project will be ready by 2014, is own by Capitaland, Hotel Properties Ltd (HPL) and National University of Singapore (NUS). The architect is local RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (ION Orchard, Wheelock Place, St Regis Hotel & Residences) and the landscape architect is award-winning ICN Design International

Image credit to Inhabitat for The Interlace, Capitaland

To find out more about The Interlace as the latest news releases, feel free to register with me or contact me at +65 91253045.

CapitaLand’s Latitude Relaunches

Artiste Impression of The Latitude - Winner of BCA's Green Mark Gold Award
Artiste Impression of The Latitude - Winner of BCA's Green Mark Gold Award

Amidst the heat in the primary market, new launches and relaunches are back, here’s another highly anticipated lovely project rekindled by Capitaland this 2nd of July, The Latitude.

Artiste Impression Latitude - Living Room
Artiste Impression Latitude - Living Room

Latitude Project Details

Type – 1 block of 22-storey & 2 blocks of 23-storey residential towers with condominium facilities & basement car-parking lots
Developer – Phoenix Realty Pte Ltd (CapitaLand)
District – 10
Tenure – Freehold
TOP – Estimated June 2011
Address – 31, 33, 35 Jalan Mutiara
Number of units – 127
Type of units are

  • 2-bedroom (1,324 sqft)
  • 3-bedroom (1,615 sqft & 1,927 sqft)
  • 4-bedroom (2,680 sqft)
  • Penthouse (5,317 sqft)

Plot size – 125,135 sqft
Facilities include

  • Children’s Playground
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Areas
  • Children’s Pool
  • Gymnasium
  • Feature Pond
  • Clubhouse
  • BBQ Area
  • Jacuzzi
  • Reflecting Pool

Estimated Maintenance Fees

  • 2-bedroom – $588
  • 3-bedroom – $588 – $756
  • 4-bedroom – $756 – $840
  • Penthouse – $1,176 – $1,260

Download a copy of the black & white version of Latitude brochure with all available layouts here (3.2mb)

Artiste Impression Latitude - Kitchen
Artiste Impression Latitude - Kitchen

Location is Ace and Quiet

The layout and sizes of the units in The Latitude is impressive, not to mention its no-frill location. Walking out of Jalan Mutiara, you have good eateries like Boon Tong Kee chicken rice, indian stalls selling good indian food and more.

Within 10 minutes driving distance, you’ll be in the Central Business District (CBD), and don’t forget about Orchard Road, which is just minutes away.

Artiste Impression Latitude - Bathroom
Artiste Impression Latitude - Bathroom

Indicative Launch Price

  • 2-bedrooms 1,324sf from $1,645psf ($2,177,980)
  • 3-bedrooms 1,615sf/1,927sf from $1,700psf ($2,745,500 & $3,275,900)
  • 4-bedrooms 2,659sf from $1,823psf ($4,847,357)

Contact Benson To Find Out More About Latitude

Artiste Impression Latitude - Bedroom
Artiste Impression Latitude - Bedroom

If you’re interested in visiting the show-room or enquire more about The Latitude, feel free to fix an appointment with me by calling +65 91253045 or send me a message.

More Green Marks for Singapore Developers

The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) has given out 151 awards this year, up from its 97 previously, reflecting the interest and commitment from the local developers to high standards, sustainable and friendly built environment.

BCA Green Mark

The Green Mark category has generated more interest as compared with the rest with 103 buildings certified green as compared to 69 ones last year.

Green Mark standards has also broaden its reach to properties which could meet its standards in infrastructure, landed houses and office interior, unlike its previous limitations to only buildings.

City Developments Bagged The Most Green Marks

City Developments Limited (CDL) was the champion for Green Mark projects bagging 11 of them.

The winning projects are The Arte, Livia, Millennium Residence @ Sukhumvit, and Anderson 18. Three commercial buildings were similarly recognised – Tampines Concourse , New Tech Park, and Plaza By The Park (Gold) – as well as the CDL Office in the newly introduced office interior category. Recertification of Republic Plaza and Pantech 21 made up the total 11.

CapitaLand has 26 Green Marks till date since 2005

Winning 6 gold Green Mark awards this year, the projects include Sembawang Shopping Centre, The Integrated Civil, Cultural, Retail & Entertainment Hub @ Vista Xchange, Six Battery Road, The Wharf Residence, Capital Tower and One George Street.

UE and GuocoLand each bags some Green Marks

United Engineers (UE) has clinched 2 new Green Mark awards, adding up a total number of 4 since 2007. The winning projects are The Rochester condominium, Park Avenue Rochester Hotel and The Rochester Square Shopping Mall.

Guocoland grabbed a Green Mark for the Sophia Residences.

Why Green?

Besides playing a part for the environment, it cuts long term costs for consumers in terms of energy and water savings that could work out to be a substantial amount.

Eco-friendly features cost much higher to implement and home buyers are getting more aware of the benefits it could bring.

And to the developers which embarked on making eco-friendly features, the designs are more sustainable, maintenance of the project will be cheaper and tenants can save as much from 15 – 30% as compared to conventional designed buildings.

Go green! Support condominium projects with the Green Mark, contribute to the environment today!

Go Green on 28th March. Support Earth Hour

If you happen to see part or most of Singapore’s lights turned off when you’re roaming around on the 28th of March (Saturday) between 8.30pm to 9.30pm, don’t be alarmed as it’s all part of WWF’s Earth Hour campaign.

Time to go green and support for a cause for the Earth.

Earth Hour!


On March 28 you can VOTE EARTH by switching off your lights for one hour.
Or you can vote global warming by leaving your lights on.

The results of the election are being presented at the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009. We want one billion votes for Earth, to tell world leaders that we have to take action against global warming.
the earth!

And if this is not enough, you’d be happy to know that Capitaland Malls will be joining us in the darkness too with high profile malls including Raffles City, Bugis Junction, Junction 8 and many more as Capitaland pledges their participation in saving the Earth.

CAPITALAND, one of Asia’s leading real estate companies, will participate in Earth Hour on Saturday, March 28. CapitaLand properties will mark the occasion by turning off their facade lights for an hour. These properties include 13 CapitaLand retail malls including Raffles City, Plaza Singapura, Bugis Junction and Junction 8. Aside from their malls, other properties will also go dark during Earth Hour.

The company’s office buildings like Capital Tower, One George Street and Robinson Point, as well as the Ascott’s serviced residence properties including Ascott Singapore Raffles Place and Citadines Mount Sophia will also join the event…

The Business Times on 18th March 2009

This is a global event that calls for global participation. I’ve asked G4 Station‘s staff to turn off all the lights in the inn, told my family to turn off the house lights as well.

Are you playing a part for the Earth too?

*Updates on 21st March 2009 : Hong Leong Group, CDL’s buildings will be joining in the Earth Hour spree as well according to the Straits Times as Hong Leong’s chief executive, Kwek Leng Beng pledges in.  A total of 25 buildings will be turning off their lights.