Hanging Gardens 3.0 | Parkroyal on Pickering - Hotel by WOHA Architects
With the growing movement toward environmental consciousness and urban/natural integration, modern architects are creating breathtaking new structures with an emphasis on the symbiosis of man and nature. Singapore’s WOHA crown jewel is an awe-inspiring hotel, the Parkroyal on Pickering.
Designed and built specifically to stand out from Singapore’s traditional, conservative architecture, Parkroyal on Pickering blends visual elements, hanging gardens, innovative layout and spectacular views - without sacrificing any one of these elements for the sake of another.
The ‘green city’ concept has been popular with architectural firms like WOHA for some time, their designers striving to create spaces like Parkroyal, where due to vertical integration there is actually more vegetation than if the area had been left as flat wilderness. Guest accommodations emphasize this concept as well by occupying only one side of the structure. The rooms face the adjacent park and/or one of several ‘sky gardens,’ which overflow with tropical vegetation, built into the hotel.
Creating ‘green space’ in the urban environment is gaining popularity all over the world. Developers in the major cities of North America have just recently begun to embrace the trend of green integration what the Parkroyal has so masterfully achieved.