5 interesting facts about The Pinnacle@Duxton

  • Located at Duxton Plain, The Pinnacle@Duxton is built on a 2.5ha site where the first two blocks of public housing in Tanjong Pagar - among the oldest public housing estates in Singapore - originally stood.
  • The housing project's story began in 2001, when the Urban Redevelopment Authority organised an International Architectural Design Competition to find a design worthy of being erected on the site.
  • The winner, local firm ARC Studio Architecture + Urbanism emerged the winner, worked with RSP Architects Planners and Engineers to produce it.
  • The Pinnacle@Duxton is the first 50-storey public housing project in Singapore, and also the first one in the world to have two sky bridges linking the seven towers that it comprises of. Its design was considered groundbreaking in the field of public housing.
  • The Pinnacle@Duxton is the recipient of several design awards.
  • The first came in 2010: the prestigious Best Tall Building Asia & Australasia award from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, a US-based international authority on tall buildings and urban design.
  • Most recently, The Pinnacle@Duxton swept up the 2014 President's Design Award Singapore.
  • 50th floor of the building respectively, offering panoramic views of the cityscape.
  • The one on the 26th floor is exclusive to residents, but its counterpart is assessable to the public on most days from 9am to 10pm.
  • A cool feature of The Pinnacle@Duxton's flats is that the walls within it are made of lightweight concrete. This allows residents to easily remove and reconfigure them according to space or aesthetic needs.