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Singapore Towers to Be World’s Tallest Modular Buildings

By Elevator World | September 1, 2020

A two-tower residential project planned for a site on the western edge of Singapore’s urban core will be notable as the world’s tallest modular-constructed buildings, Architectural Digest reported in July. The 56-story towers, known as Avenue South Residences, will be built with a process called prefabricated, prefinished volumetric construction (PPVC). Semi-finished apartment modules will be…

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Updates on work from Singapore, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur

By Elevator World | July 1, 2020

Hitachi Wins 300-Elevator Order for Singapore’s HDB Hitachi Elevator Asia Pte. Ltd. has won a long-term contract to supply, deliver and install 300 elevators for the Housing & Development Board (HDB) of the Republic of Singapore, the largest-ever order for Hitachi in the country. Observing that more than 80% of Singapore’s population lives in HDB…

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Towers planned throughout the region; VT industry framework tweaked in Singapore.

By Elevator World | May 1, 2020

Design Unveiled for Guangzhou Supertall Architecture firm Goettsch Partners has unveiled the design for a mixed-use project in Guangzhou, China, that will have a supertall tower as its centerpiece, ArchDaily reported in February. The 300,000-m2 development, to be known as Poly 335 Financial Center, will be set in the city’s Zengcheng district, placing it on…

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Smart Singaporean Skyscraper a “Tropical Green Oasis”

By Elevator World | April 1, 2018

A 51-story, 280-m-tall mixed-use skyscraper under construction in Singapore’s Raffles Place has a striking design designboom describes as a “tropical green oasis.” Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and Carlo Ratti Associates are behind the concept, with Singapore firm RSP serving as project architect. CapitaLand Ltd. is the developer. Containing 635,000 sq. ft. of office space, nearly…

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Mall order, safety code mandate

By Elevator World | August 1, 2017

KONE Wins Order for 69 Units at Mall KONE has won an order to supply 69 elevators and escalators to Funan DigitaLife Mall, a mixed-use development. The mall is designed as a unique lifestyle destination, and will follow a live-work-play model. The integrated development will include two premium Grade A office towers, a residential block…

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Singapore Moves to Address Manpower Shortage

By Elevator World | April 1, 2017

Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority (BCA) is addressing the need to hire 1,000 new vertical-transportation technicians in the next three years by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with industry partners to support scholarships and sponsorships to attract new talent, Channel NewsAsia reported. More than 2,000 technicians currently maintain approximately 63,000 lifts and 6,000 escalators,…

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