Verdant Verticality

The Oasia Hotel, Singapore by WOHA with Patricia Urquiola
The Oasia Hotel, Singapore by WOHA with Patricia Urquiola

The Oasia Hotel in Singapore is a stunning project, redefining what a high-rise can be in humid tropical climates.  In contrast to a conventional, completely sealed-off, air-conditioned tower, this hotel, designed by local office WOHA, merges architecture and nature, and combines indoor and outdoor spaces in a striking fashion.  According to the architects, the aim was: “To create an alternative imagery for commercial high-rise developments.  It combines innovative ways to intensify land use with a tropical approach that showcases a perforated, permeable, furry, verdant tower.

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