By Clement Masenas | Posted: 26 July 2011 1735 hrs

SINGAPORE: Renowned architect Moshe Safdie has been appointed by CapitaLand Residential Singapore as the lead designer for its condominium at Bishan Central.

For the approximately 540-units development, Moshe Safdie has introduced a strong and distinctive stepping form that provides for private garden spaces for a large number of the units.

There will be two 38-storey towers linked by three bridging “sky gardens”, which offer opportunities for commonly shared garden and leisure spaces.

Moshe Safdie, who is based in Boston, Massachusetts, said: “The concept moves past the traditional approach of deploying individual towers to create a three-dimensional matrix of public gardens and private terraces as well as to frame open views to the city.”

Residents on the upper floors will enjoy views of Bishan Park.

The condo is in Bishan Central which is one of Singapore’s most popular residential estates.

It is located a convenient five-minute walk to the Bishan transportation hub and Junction 8 shopping mall.

-CNA/ac