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This public housing complex in the heart of downtown Singapore comprises seven 50-storey connected towers. It is the first public housing complex in the world with two unique skybridges, as well as two large sky gardens.

The design was borne out of an international architectural competition, and was won by ARC Studio Architecture + Urbanism, in collaboration with RSP Architects Planners & Engineers. Its modern and towering facade is in stark contrast to its somewhat ancient apartment blocks around it, and the rows of squat, red-roofed shop houses.

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    • Not all our public housing look (or cost) like this. A 950 square feet unit would set you back about 480k USD. Roughly 150k more than typical public housing. I imagine NYC public housing isn’t far off?

      • to be honest, I am not sure how much the projects cost here – and if they are just rentals. Also, in the newer buildings that have a certain amount of units set aside for moderate income level families, I am not sure they they are rental only or available to buy. I’ll try and find out and let you know. 950sq foot is a good size! I like the concept of the sky bridges too.

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