ADDP Architects’ New Martin Modern in Singapore

ADDP Architects, the award-winning architecture firm founded in 1986 and headquartered in Singapore, today officially unveils the design for Martin Modern, an ambitious urban project consisting of two 30-storey towers that uphold the highest standards of sustainable architecture. Martin Modern follows the firm’s award-winning sustainability measures for its lauded “Treehouse” (2015) and “Clement Canopy” (2019) projects.

A home within a botanical garden and standing on a land size of 1.6 hectares, Martin Modern’s two 30-storey towers are engulfed with lush, green gardens by award-winning landscape architect ICN Design Interactional. The structures themselves are limited to a 20% footprint of the entire site, creating more space for greenery and access to nature for its inhabitants. There are 15 gardens and lawns and more than 200 species of tropical trees and plants rooted throughout the various levels of the grounds. The Martin Modern project includes a forest trail, maze, “bio-pond,” a bamboo grove and an aquatic garden between the two towers, along with “secret gardens” on the 30th-floor rooftop of each building. ADDP Architects collaborated with ip;li Architects for the design of the project.

Martin Modern’s tower blocks are orientated to allow for unobstructed views toward the internal landscaped space, while the higher floors provide a distant view of Singapore’s iconic Marina Bay. In addition, both towers host rooftop gardens that provide enhanced greenery to the already verdant roof space. Within each unit, generous window heights promote air ventilation, while private enclosed spaces (PES) and balconies allow for an extension of indoor-to-outdoor living space and a seamless residential environment.

The project’s green and sustainable products, energy efficient air-conditioner, lighting and water systems are incorporated into all units and common areas, allowing residents to reduce carbon footprint and create a better green living environment.

ADDP Architects have long been lauded as a leader in sustainable architecture, and have been the recipients of the Guinness World Record, World’s Largest Vertical Garden (2014), Singapore’s Best Innovative Green Building (Gold), MIPIM Asia Awards and ‘BCI Asia’s Top 10 Architectural Firms. The Martin Modern is being developed by GuocoLand Limited Singapore.

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