SOUTHEAST ASIA BUILDING01 Mar 2021
Mapletree and Keppel Land set to make waves in luxury waterfront living with The Reef at King’s Dock
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Singapore – Mapletree Investments (“Mapletree”) and Keppel Land Limited (“Keppel Land”) are jointly developing the highly-anticipated luxury waterfront project, The Reef at King’s Dock. The project, which comprises 429 exclusive units, has achieved a strong take-up, with 280 of the 300 units released sold over the launch weekend of January 30 and 31.

The Reef at King’s Dock is a sustainable, next-generation luxury development for discerning urbanites which encompasses the convenience of city-living, the tranquillity of nature and the luxury of true waterfront living. The development is also rich in history, being located alongside King’s Dock, which was once the second largest dock in the world when it opened in 1913.

Strategically located in the HarbourFront and Keppel Bay precincts, The Reef at King’s Dock is within the Greater Southern Waterfront, which the government plans to transform into a new major gateway for urban living along Singapore’s southern coast.

The conceptualisation and design of The Reef at King’s Dock is led by master planner and architect, Kees Christiaanse, a visionary industry veteran and founder of KCAP Architects & Planners. KCAP is an award-winning international design firm known for the development of sustainable urban living environments that enliven and renew cities.

The Reef at King’s Dock will feature an interplay of building sizes to give the estate a private and spacious atmosphere. While metallic hues will be predominant in the development for the added shimmer against the sun and water reflections, the three distinct building types namely, the Courtyard Blocks, Garden Villas, and Urban Villas, will each boast individualised characters and colour palettes. Each building will also be intelligently oriented to facilitate natural ventilation as well as maximise scenic views.

The Reef at King’s Dock will feature Singapore’s first floating deck in a residential development, located within the waters of King’s Dock. Spanning 180 metres, the iconic floating deck will house an ensemble of swimming pools – an Olympic-length pool, a leisure pool and a rejuvenation pool.

The floating deck will give residents and visitors a unique perspective of King’s Dock and enable them to better appreciate its historical role and significance. In addition, the floating deck will house The Reef at King’s Dock’s very own marine viewing area where residents and visitors will be able to view and better appreciate the marine ecology in King’s Dock, thus further promoting environmental awareness and conservation.

Environmental consulting firm and marine ecology specialist, DHI, has been engaged to design the submerged surface of the concrete floating deck to follow ecologically based design principles that will encourage the settlement of marine flora and fauna and enhance marine biodiversity at King’s Dock. Keppel had previously carried this out successfully at Marina at Keppel Bay, where the floating concrete pontoons in the marina have since been colonised by a rich variety of marine life. DHI will also be engaged to cultivate corals at and transplant corals to The Reef at King’s Dock, to further enrich the biodiversity of King’s Dock.