D’Leedon @ Farrer Road by Zaha Hadid
D’Leedon bears witness to Zaha Hadid’s visionary approach to architecture, one that is deeply rooted in its context. The development takes its cue from its surroundings and in turn transforms its very surroundings, writing a new chapter in Singapore’s urban development history. D’Leedon began with a study of the site’s surrounding, its existing alignments, the main axis for Farrer Road, and the surrounding good-class bungalows. From there, a series of lines are drawn, each seemingly drawing in the active urban life and natural greens around D’Leedon. These lines are aligned in bands to guide the tower’s positions so that they afford unblocked views out to the city and greens. Given its well connected location, commanding views, and wealth of amenities, D’Leedon truly rise above it all.
The Towers @ D’Leedon
Emerging from the well manicured private gardens, within the site landscape, are seven (7) towers. Striking, organic, these large “man-made” trees gently taper at their lower floors to allow for minimal footprint and maximum open areas on D’Leedon’s generous land area. Each floor of the towers branches into petals, according to the number of units per floor. As we scale each tower vertically, the arrangement and shape of the units on each floor change. This simple yet elegant principle gives rise to a series of diverse and unique towers. And each petal or unit is fashioned by vertical slits that not only lend definition to the tower’s facade but they provide the very practical purpose of cross ventilation as well.
Garden Villas @ D’Leedon
Cresting along the western boundary of the site are twelve (12) exclusive semi-detached houses that sit adjacent to the neighbouring good-class bungalows. The twelve (12) Garden Villas facades bring to bear the language of the site facilities in a richer and more refined vocabulary. Each one of D’Leedon’s Garden Villas grants the experience of living in a landed property while offering the benefits of a gated community, replete with a diverse bouquet of communal facilities.
Located in prime district 10, D’Leedon is a short walk to the upcoming Farrer Road MRT station. Recreational facilities in the vicinity includes the Singapore Botanic Garden and Bougainvillea Park. Residents can get their necessities at the Empress Road Market and Food Centre or at the shopping centres close by. There is a string of shops, restaurants, and eating establishments at Holland Village, which is just a short drive away.
Getting into the CBD takes only about 15 minutes drive, whereas Orchard Road is a mere 5-minutes drive via Holland Road.
D’Leedon’s site is designated into five landscape bands that are inspired by the distinct components of mountain ecosystems – rock, forest, water, foothills and meadow. Each landscape band has a unique character and ambience, created by a kaleidoscope of plant species and paving surfaces that brings out the essence of each thematic band. The individuality of these bands is further enhanced through the spatial arrangement in lighting and differing facilities, hence creating a memorable visual and spatial experience as one passes along or across the bands.