Orchard Road in Singapore is a singular shopping destination today because of the reverence with which it is visited (shoppers dress up to come here) and its unusual setup. Twenty-two malls and six department stores—including Singapore’s signature Tangs—flank the street.
Far East Organization, Singapore’s largest private development company, has commissioned the Office for Metropolitan Architecture for OMA’s first architectural project in Singapore – a 36-storey residential high-rise. The tower is a design by OMA Partner Ole Scheeren. The 153 meter tall tower will be located at the intersection of Scotts Road and Cairnhill Road, in close proximity to Orchard Road. With 20,000m² of built floor area, the building will have 68 apartment units.
La Rambla is a wide, tree-lined thoroughfare, about twenty blocks long, extending from the Placa de Catalunya down to the port of Barcelona. Like its counterparts the Champs Elysee in Paris, or Orchard Road in Singapore, a visit to Barcelona isn't complete unless you've strolled down La Rambla at least once.