Swimming in the clouds
66 luxury apartments in the heart of Singapore/Heated cantilevered pools/12,000 square metres with solar control glazing of more than 5 metres in height
Stepping out onto the balcony of a 24 storey apartment, hopping into its more than 10 m lap pool attached to the façade, and enjoying the view over the city of Singapore – this has just become reality for the residents of “The Marq”. The most expensive of these exclusive apartments in the two towers of the skyscraper comes with a price tag of up to 31 million US dollars. The owners get to enjoy up to 1,020 square metres of living space, their own elevator, 24-h service, and a fantastic 360 degree panorama view through the impressive 5.50 metre high solar control glazing (ipasol neutral 68/37) by Interpane. This glazing provides for an optimum indoor environment. The iplus E coating on the inside pane also reduces the inside reflection of the glazing.
Paterson Hill is known as one of the best addresses in Singapore. Located in the centre of the metropolis, this quarter offers the most exclusive choices in terms of shopping, food, and wellness. Lately, it is also home to “The Marq”. The owner company SC Global has been targeting the local and international super-rich and has been very successful: the largest and most exclusive apartments were sold within a matter of a few hours – and at exclusive prices. The two towers of The Marq are named “Signature Tower” and “Premier Tower”. There are 66 exclusive apartments on a foundation of 11,500 square metres. The Premier Tower houses 42 four-room apartments of 280 square metres each. In addition, there are three penthouses with 1,020 square metres each. The Signature Tower has 21 six-room apartments (560 square metres) with so-called “Infinity Pools” attached to the facade – special pools with a concealed water edge – that are especially striking on the facade of a skyscraper.
Solar control glazing to counter the tropical heat
All of the apartments are impressive due to their up to 5.50 metre high floor-to-ceiling glazing over the entire width, which further enhances the view over the breathtaking skyline. The colour-neutral glazing lets the residents enjoy the pure colours. The high-end coating ipasol neutral 68/37 by Interpane also keeps the rooms from overheating. This lowers the costs for air conditioning. Especially in the tropical climate of Singapore, located almost at the equator, this is an important factor. The intensity of the solar radiation is correspondingly high, even in a prevalent rainy and humid climate. The glazing’s solar factor of 37 % as per EN 410 is low. Nonetheless, an enormous amount of daylight enters the rooms (Tv = 63, or 65 %, depending on the glazing design). It is in this way that the energetic properties of the glazing lower the operating costs and preserve natural resources.
This glazing features another specialty: Interpane equipped the surface of the inside pane, which faces the gap between the two panes (position 3), with an additional iplus E thermal insulation coating. In this case, it is not so much for keeping the building from cooling down too much, but rather for lowering the inside reflection from eleven to eight per cent. This enhances the view outside, especially at night when the lights are on. The outside reflection was also lowered from ten to eight per cent, which results in a very colour-neutral appearance and maximum transparency. Due to the vast size of the panes alone, the design of the glass facade is massive: on the outside, 8 mm heat-strengthened glass with ipasol neutral 68/37, a gap between the inner and outer pane, silicone sealing, and on the inside 8 mm heat-strengthened glass with iplus E. For the largest panes: on the outside, 10 mm heat-strengthened glass with ipasol neutral 68/37, a gap between the inner and outer pane, silicone seal, and on the inside 10 mm heat-strengthened glass with iplus E.