PAM Awards – Multiple Residential (High Rise) – Shortlisted (2023)
The Plan Award – Housing- Shortlisted (2022)
The overall form takes cue from the “butcher knife” shaped site footprint, a coincidence symbolism to the adjacent market. The architectural 3-dimensional faceted forms of angular, folding and slanting perforated metal and composite panels were consistently used on the façade to accentuate its overall shape, culminating with the sculptural Sky Lantern, Sky Lounge and Sky Deck at the beacon crown. This added sculptural dimension allows interplay of light and shadow throughout the day heightening the depth of its architecture. The 2 towers with serrated façade and cascading heights created an illusion of multiple blocks.
Contextually, the 3-storey retail were deliberately placed facing the market (Jalan Yew) to retain commercial continuity adds a sculptural dimension through with its folded and splayed façade.
Continew now stands as a new landmark and shining beacon in this old precinct.