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Best Buildable Design Awards 1997

Award Winners - Residential Buildings-Open Category

THE BAYSHORE

This private residential development consists of four blocks of 30-storey tower, two blocks of 12-storey link tower and one block of 9-storey tower which also houses the clubhouse and communal facilities. It was the first high rise condominium in Singapore to use precast load bearing wall structure and achieved the highest CONQUAS score for condominiums of this scale.

Architectural Consultant DP Architects Pte Ltd
Structural Consultant KTP Consultants Pte Ltd
Contractor Mitsui Construction Co. Ltd (Alternate Design)
Client Bayshore Park Pte Ltd
Total Construction Cost S$193.80 Million
Contract Period 30 mths (Phase 1) 34 mths (Phase 2)
Gross Floor Area 122,954 m2
Buildability Score 71

Main Buildable Features

(a) The precast load bearing wall system required only 8 days per cycle whereas a conventional cast-in-situ method for the construction of these load bearing walls would take 22 days.

(b) The staircases were standardised by using preassembled steel staircase system (stairmaster system). This method of construction reduced the number of site labour as compared to conventional method of constructing staircases.

(c) Due to the smooth finished surface of the precast wall panel, painting of walls can be done without plastering.

(d) The other buildable architectural features were the curtain wall, precast balcony, precast parapet and precast ledge for the air-con condenser.


The use of precast load bearing wall enabled the contractor to complete the project on time despite the scale of the development. The use of precast components reduced the site labour requirement and improved the quality of workmanship.

The unit cost of this project was $1,576 per m2 which was within the industry average of $1,450 to $1,600 per m2 for condominium (up-market) category. The construction period of 34 months was 6 months shorter than the industry average of 40 months for similar residential development.