CapitaLand Residential Singapore and Mitsubishi Estate Asia have unveiled their upcoming condominium at Bishan Central, which will be designed by renowned international architect Moshe Safdie as a distinctive example of new urban living.

Located on a 11,997-squaremetre (129,137 square feet) site in the heart of Bishan Central, one of Singapore’s choice residential areas, the condominium will comprise approximately 500 apartments across two 38-storey towers.

Safdie, of Boston, Massachusetts-based Safdie Architects, said: “With fractal-geometry surface patterns, a dramatic stepping structure, and a network of gardens open to the sky, the condominium at Bishan Central is the latest in our series of global projects created from the experimental project Habitat ’67 in Montreal. Instead of independent towers, the condominium’s two towers are linked by three bridging ‘sky gardens’. The overall mass is porous and open, allowing air to breeze through and the light to penetrate, and resulting in a more humane and delicate urban fabric than is usual in the traditional apartment building. The structure is highly rationalised, affording cross-ventilation and multiple exposures to every unit. It is well-adapted to maximising air movement in Singapore’s tropical climate.”

CapitaLand Residential Singapore acquired the site at Bishan Central for S$550.1 million in February 2011. Design and development works are in progress and the condominium is targeted to be launched in the first half of 2012.