CanningHill Piers

CanningHill Piers

Project Details

Project Name: CanningHill Piers
Development Company Name: Legend Quay Pte. Ltd.
Joint-Venture Partnerships: Jointly developed by City Developments Limited (CDL) and CapitaLand Development (CLD)
Architect: Lead Design Architect – Bjarke Ingels Group Project Architect – DP Architects Pte Ltd
Main Contractor: China Construction (South Pacific) Development Co. Pte. Ltd.
CONQUAS Score: 95
Location: Rest of Central Region

Total Gross Floor Area (sqft): 1079220.44
Number of Residential Units: 696
Type of Area: Strata

Description of Project: Designed by world-renowned architectural firm BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, CanningHill Piers is Singapore’s only hill and river dual-frontage residential development in the Central area. Primely located in Clarke Quay, it is part of an iconic integrated development that comprises two towers of luxury residences, a new concept hotel under the Moxy brand by Marriott International, Somerset Serviced Residences and CanningHill Square featuring a supermarket, F&B and retail shops.

It is directly linked to Fort Canning MRT and just 8 minute walk to Clarke Quay MRT.

The 696-unit residences span two majestic towers, connected by a scenic sky bridge on level 24, boasting spectacular views of the city, river and hill, with three levels of facilities. The 48-storey (180 metres) residential tower facing the riverside will be the tallest residential development along the Singapore River, while the 24-storey (100 metres) residential tower overlooks Fort Canning Hill.

Official Project Website:
URL for Virtual Tour:
Completion Status: Building Under Construction

Unit Allocation

Property Category: Mixed-use with Residential components
1 Bedroom: 99
1 + Study: 229
2 Bedrooms: 20
2 + Ensuite Study: 20
2 + Study: 163
3 Bedrooms: 60
3 Bedroom Premium: 20
4 Bedroom Premium: 60
5 Bedroom Premium: 20
Super Penthouse: 1
Sky Suite: 4





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3-Brm Premium Transformation Table

1-Brm + Study Transformation Table


Mixed-use with Residential components

Types of Use: Residential, Hotel, Commercial

Proportion per use: Residential – 60.85%
Commercial – 11.97%
Hotel – 27.18%

*Note: Hotel % consists of Moxy Hotel and Somerset Serviced Residence.

Integration of Components: An iconic integrated development with luxury residences (CanningHill Piers), a 2-storey mall (CanningHill Square), 21-storey Moxy Hotel operated by Marriott International and 20-storey Somerset Serviced Residence managed by The Ascott Limited.

Artfully balancing the private and the public, the integrated precinct is designed for the enjoyment of the residents yet is just as welcoming to the community at large with diverse civic spaces and frontage that extends seamlessly onto the bustling river promenade.

Unique location with a rare dual frontage of the historic Fort Canning Hill and the Singapore River. In the future, residents of CanningHill Piers can also look forward to hiking from Fort Canning Hill to Pearl’s Hill City Park through the picturesque Singapore River. The revitalised retail and F&B offerings of Clarke Quay will offer brand new experiences and indulgences to the residents in the vicinity.

Accessibility: Directly linked to Fort Canning MRT station on the Downtown Line and 8 minutes walk to Clarke Quay MRT station on the North-East line.

Next to Clarke Quay entertainment hotspot, short drive to CTE, CBD, Orchard Road shopping belt, arts/culture and heritage districts.

Hail a river taxi down to Marina Bay Sands or to Robertson Quay.


Landscape Excellence

Landscape Aesthetic Values: CanningHill Piers is a key connection between Fort Canning and the Singapore River, and the landscape design is inspired by the act of ascending a hill- a hill that contains both the wonders of the green and the blue. This is a journey of discoveries, where one uncovers the many different worlds, nested within one another- the landscape on the different levels mirrors the changes in biomes as we ascend the towers, from the riverine landscape along the river to the heritage garden showcasing the cultural and natural legacies, to CanningHill Garden at level 3, and then CanningHill Club- an exclusive floor with a multitude of facilities that provides moments of introspection and also an exhilarating view of both the city’s skyline and the bay.

Social & Cultural Values: In the public realm, distinctive island planters with signature trees form visual anchors within the space, complemented by the drooping plants. CanningHill Club on Level 24 is a place of tranquillity that is shared by all. There are expansive vistas provided at this level, but also smaller pockets of lounges for privacy. The 3 distinctive zones here are City Sanctuary, Sky Oasis and Hill Resort. At level 45, the exterior spaces such as the Sky Garden and Sky Hammocks invite residents to enjoy these areas as their personal backyard.

Liveability & Wellness: At level 3, two main fitness zones are housed within this verdant green, which integrates active and fitness areas for both kids and adults. There is even a bouldering wall catered for the more adventurous. The play elements use natural materials such as timber, to blend into the garden setting. A jogging track wraps around the adventure zones.

Green Plot Ratio: 3.5
Landscape Replacement Area (LRA): 40%
Biodiversity and Habitat Creation: We have more than 50% native species.


Design Excellence

Design Concept:
Drawing inspiration from the site’s history and lush surroundings to create a strong visual connection between Fort Canning Hill and the Singapore River, CanningHill Piers is defined by an open connectivity to the neighborhood.

“CanningHill Piers has been designed by placing community first, with a porous and multilayered public realm at its heart that restores the connection between historic Fort Canning Hill and the Singapore River – and creates a cascading green oasis in the birthplace of modern Singapore” (quote from Brian Yang, BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group Partner and Lead Design Architect ).

Exterior Aesthetics:
The new CanningHill Piers development, comprised of four towers, a podium, and a sky-bridge, connects the historic Fort Canning Hill with the nearby Singapore River. The exterior lattice façade is artistically draped in a geometric framework that unifies the various components of the buildings, creating a sculptural form that responds to the functional requirements of the development. One of the two residential towers, stretching 180 meters into the sky, will become the tallest residential tower along the Singapore River.

The open podium at levels one, two, and three will accommodate a multi-layered public realm; retail businesses surround the heart of the building in a continuous loop, with floor-to-sky air wells for events. The podium also facilitates shaded connectivity between the city areas as a recreational urban space; as with many building developments in Singapore, the project prioritizes greenery, with the lush tropical greenery creating an atmosphere of meditative contemplation, even in the bustling urban context of central Singapore. Cascading green contours throughout the levels of the podium will create a green oasis and stitch the greenery experience from the Hill to the River.

Interior Aesthetics & Finishes: Natural material & neutral color palette are the key components of the usage of the interior space, this gives the inhabitants a soft, calming effect & smoothly blends into the background and creates a sensation of restfulness.

Having more flexible spaces has become more important, with more loose movable furniture & fewer built-in pieces, visually appealing and inviting space, therefore, enabling these spaces to function as workspaces that positively influence and foster creativity, collaboration, and productivity.

Detailings for residential units such as kitchen cabinet system with concealed drawers with pull-out and extendable table as added worktop or table, thus maximize kitchen counter space. Cabinet compartments are carefully considered for usage such as accessories, iron & shoe storage are also introduced to satisfy the functional aspect of an efficient modern living experience.

Facilities: Level 24 offers luxury amenities for residents, such as rooftop pools and outdoor jacuzzies, while opening unparalleled views of the city. The multiple levels of amenities and spaces offer a variety of fitness and leisure activities. Level three will provide an adventure-based nature experience with a jogging track, fitness areas, and a playground. At level 45, the sky club lets you entertain in style in an unforgettable setting high above the city. Conceived as your private club in the sky, the clubhouse gives you the pick of two well-appointed lounges.

Maintainability: Wind-driven rain analysis was carried out early during the design stage to ensure the design and form can reduce wind-driven rain conditions and minimize maintenance issues. Similarly, overhangs are introduced as well. In addition, facade materials are selected with consideration for easy maintenance such as the use of aluminium cladding/ceiling. Openable panels are provided within the façade for the maintenance or replacement of all major MEP equipment. All façades are also accessible for cleaning and maintenance through various permanent access systems, including one roof-mounted BMU with telescopic boom per tower.

Design Considerations for Unit Layouts: The spatial layout of the residential units works around the iconic architectural form while ensuring a highly efficient and hardworking layout is crafted. To cater for diverse lifestyles, the design offered differing unit types consisting of more than 30 permutations among the 696 residential units. Likewise, the layout is planned generously with large windows, daylighting and ventilation to enhance the living wellness of a home – a key aspect that is attracting more awareness during the pandemic period.


Sustainability Excellence

Ecological & Environmental Values: – Demolition of the pre-existing building was carried out in sequence to minimise waste, recycling all recyclable Concrete and Steel salvaged on site.
– The design team has adopted comprehensive passive and active design strategies right from the outset of the design process. Firstly, to maximise comfortable naturally ventilated podium spaces, the development is orientated to capitalise on the open North-East site context to bring in the prevailing winds. Secondly, to reduce solar heat gain into internal AC areas, vertical and horizontal shading are integrated into the grid drape facade structure, with high-performing glazing to achieve superior overall building envelope thermal performance. Thirdly, the landscape and water features are integrated coherently into the multi-layered development for multiple purposes – to attenuate stormwater and reduce flood risk, enable responsible resources by harvesting rainwater to reuse on-site, while enhancing outdoor human comfort by mitigating the Urban heat island effect. Finally, highly efficient lighting, building controls and centralised ACMV systems are incorporated to deliver a comfortable indoor environment.

Environmental Friendliness: – Embodied carbon emission reduction by diverting demolition waste away from landfills, and recycled Concrete and Steel contributes to other projects outside of life cycle boundary.
– Highly efficient building energy systems reduce operational carbon emissions. At least 25% better than the industry baseline (BCA GreenMark 2015)
– Rainwater harvesting reduces water used for landscape irrigation significantly while minimising stormwater runoff from the site.

Green Mark Score: – Green Mark Goldplus ratings for both Residential and Non-residential components – Award Green Mark Goldplus RB:2016 – 65.7points – On track to achieve Green Mark Goldplus NRB:2015 – 69.3 points


Innovation Excellence

Use of Technology: We have a suite of Smart features implemented in the development.

Smart Community
– Contactless

– Smart Invite for guests
> automatic number plate recognition and QR code access

– Smart Parcel

– Smart Biometric Access to common areas

– Smart Audio/Video Intercom

– Smart Booking/Payment of facilities

– Smart Car Wash Bay Monitor

Smart Home
– Lift access via Mobile App for units with private lift

– Smart HomeHub gateway that connects all Smart devices in the home:
> Smart Video Doorbell
> Smart Digital Lockset
> Smart Motion Sensor
> Smart Lighting
> Smart Air Con
> Smart Voice Control
> Smart Surveillance
> Smart Siren Alarm
> Smart Smoke Detector
> Smart Energy Monitoring

All residential units are provided with a Smart Tablet Console pre-installed with the Smart Home app. The app can also be installed on mobile devices so that residents can control the Smart Home devices remotely.

Smart Home Features

Relevance to Community: Smart Home with IoT and connected technology helps increase the quality of life of the people and improve the environment to sustain for a long time, optimize resources and reduce costs.

IoT has changed the way we carry out simple tasks, and it has made our lives convenient since we can control devices around us by the touch of a screen on our smartphones.


Marketing Excellence

Marketing Objectives: The CapitaLand Development (CLD) and City Developments Limited (CDL) joint venture leverage synergies by both developers with proven expertise in integrated developments to transform this iconic site. Bearing the bold signature of lauded architectural firm BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, CanningHill Piers is the new vision of integrated living as part of a transformative integrated precinct housing an inspired mix of F&B, retail, hotel and serviced residence.

The epitome of riverside living, inspired by history and nature. To conceptualise an iconic integrated development that meets the lifestyle needs of our target audience and the community, and differentiates us from the competitors.

CanningHill Piers’ prominent location along the historically important Singapore River and popular lifestyle destination Clarke Quay offer unbeatable opportunities for the future of living in Singapore.

Emphasis on exclusivity, wellness and a future-ready home from specially curated recreational facilities, premium interiors, Smart Home features to Premium Residential Services for residents’ concierge needs.

Primary Target Audience: Local and Foreign Buyers looking for a quality luxury home in an integrated development in the historic heart of the city that’s on the bank of the Singapore River.

PMEBs, Singles or Young Couples who appreciate a live-work-play lifestyle in downtown and Investors who see high potential yield in this prime district.

CapitaLand and CDL `followers’ – consisting of buyers and agents who appreciate the brand and tend to look out for CapitaLand and CDL properties.

Marketing Strategy: To create awareness and build interest for the project, a pre-marketing website with specially crafted and curated content was published prior to the launch.

The joint-venture partners, City Developments Limited (CDL) and CapitaLand Development (CLD) held a media briefing on the rejuvenation of Singapore’s city centre, led by CanningHill Piers – the tallest residential development along Singapore River before the sales gallery preview to the public. The media briefing was hosted by CDL Group General Manager Mr Chia Ngiang Hong and CLD Investment & Development Managing Director Mr Chew Peet Mun, the session covered perspectives on transforming the cityscape with the upcoming launch of CanningHill Piers. They were joined by CDL Head of Property Development Ms Lee Mei Ling and BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group Partner and Lead Design Architect Mr Brian Yang.

The sales gallery is prominently located near the actual development site. Hence it presents an excellent opportunity for prospects to relate the project to the actual location in terms of amenities and accessibility. In addition, we also have prominent hoarding featuring the USPs of this iconic integrated development which could appeal to the affluents staying nearby and visitors to Clarke Quay precinct – one of Singapore’s most exciting entertainment precincts.

Other than the above, we also marketed through the various touchpoints to reach out to our target audience via TVC, Press Ads, Outdoor media, Radio and Online banners on high-traffic websites.

CanningHill Piers was the best-selling project launch in the Central Area in 2021. 538 units (77%) were sold on the launch weekend.

Deployment of Marketing Technology: – Interactive project website
– Electronic mailers
– Sales Gallery and showflat virtual tour
– showflat walk-through videos
– Online banner ads
– Introduction video
– Marketing video
– Animation video
– Location map video
– Time-lapse video on the vertical screen at the Sales Gallery main entrance
– Use of multiple LED TV screens including a giant curved TV screen in the Sales Gallery to showcase the project videos.
– Use of QR code in the Sales Gallery to link buyers to view the Smart Home features video
– Use of QR code in the 1-brm+study and 3-brm premium show flats to demonstrate the use of the versatile pull-out counter that serves as an extended food preparation area, dining table or work-from-home station.
– Use of QR code in the brochure to link buyers to a Trail map showcasing the amenities in the neighbourhood.

Promotion: Media:
– Full Page Full Page Colour ads in key local newspapers
– TVC on CNA SG & International feed
– Radio Spot Buy on selected local stations
– Social media posts on CDL and CLD corporate IG accounts
– Online banner ads
– WeChat Post and targeted online banner ads to reach out to overseas prospects
– Out-of-home media presence for additional exposure
– Pre-marketing website with curated content prior to launch
– Marketing videos such as the Introduction video, location video, TVC, animation fly-through video and time-lapse video to showcase the USPs of this iconic development.

Value-added Services: Comprehensive facilities spread across 3 levels:

– Level 45: CanningHill Sky (featuring the Sky Club with a spectacular view and two well-appointed club lounges)

– Level 24: CanningHill Club (featuring the stunning Sky Bridge spanning across the two residential towers filled with wellness and relaxation facilities in three different zones)

The Flexi Lounge and Flexi Pods on Level 24 are equipped with WiFi and charging points to facilitate residents working from home. Housing a co-working space, the Flexi Lounge is also where the Residential Services Reception is located so assistance is readily on hand.

– Level 3: CanningHill Garden (featuring rugged landscaping and open-air fitness facilities including an outdoor jogging track and bouldering wall).

For your peace of mind, the communal areas also feature a host of touch-free amenities, such as auto-open doors and contactless lift call buttons.

The residential units are outfitted with the Smart HomeHub including a Smart Tablet Console that is pre-installed with the Smart Home app. The app can be installed on mobile devices too.

The 1-brm, 1-brm+study and 3-brm premium units also feature a versatile pull-out counter that can serve as an extended food preparation area, dining table or work-from-home station.


Showflat Excellence

Space Utilisation: 

Chalked Private Limited – 1-Brm + Study showflat

To better utilise the space within the apartment, we removed the wall separating the living and the bedroom to create a full-height feature that allows multi-functional use. From a swivel TV which can be utilised in both areas, to additional storage and display niches.

Asylum – 3-Brm Premium showflat

Adding a versatile pull-out counter at the Balcony which can be flipped up when in use and flipped down to store, as a space-saving design.

2nd Edition (2-Brm + Study & 4-Brm Premium showflats)

For the 2-Brm + Study unit, spaces are created to be multi-functional, combining work, play, and rest. The dining area is doubled as a workspace to supplement working-from-home lifestyles. A home gym is also incorporated on the balcony.


Chalked Private Limited – 1-Brm + Study showflat

The concept has always been to ensure a smooth flow within a compact unit type. We ensured the selected pieces were not bulky for the living area; as well as keeping the dining area user-friendly with a round table. Designing the side tables for the master bedroom to be able to swivel allows us to bring in the spaciousness between the wardrobe to the bed; as well as permitting a great use of the table for the owner’s daily necessities. Lastly, the wall feature in an acrylic box within the study area was a showcase for the showflat and it also permits the owner to realise how they may use the space for a full-height storage cabinet should the need arise.

Asylum – 3-Brm Premium showflat

With the increase in flexible work arrangement situations, we converted one of the bedrooms into a gym/study room so it’s multi-functional.

2nd Edition (2-Brm + Study & 4-Brm Premium showflats)

To create a more organic space, we have selected custom furniture with curved lines that free up plenty of walking space around the rooms. Most surfaces are designed to be floating fixtures or have spaces underneath for tucking additional furniture (e.g. chairs) in when not in use.


Chalked Private Limited – 1-Brm + Study showflat

We loved what we achieved using stainless steel for the wall finish at the entrance. Another innovative feature was the specially customised 3-dimensional artwork above the sofa which really gave life to the unit.

Asylum – 3-Brm Premium showflat

Targeted at “The Nesters” with extra space for a young family, this unit can also function as a home office. A couple in the creative industry, with a child. The palette features light-hued stone and wood finishes with turquoise and pastel pink tones.

2nd Edition (2-Brm + Study & 4-Brm Premium showflats)

Liberal usage of patterns and textures on walls to create a different visual experience. 3D pop-up panels and artwork are used in both the 2-Brm + Study common area and 4-Brm Premium dining and master. A book-matched marble wall is also used as a highlight in the 4-Brm Premium living.

Overall Uniqueness:

Chalked Private Limited –1-Brm + Study showflat

We had linked the concept to the historical fact that CanningHill Piers is located next to Fort Canning Park which has an actual excavation site! With that in mind, we had pursued the use of the study area to turn it into an archaeologist’s private domain. The feature along the wall is to showcase his wonderful discoveries from his work around the world over the years.

Asylum – 3-Brm Premium showflat

Smart usage of space would include the pull-out counter on the balcony, ample storage space in the kitchen, and connecting the kitchen /living space with a large glass enclosure. The helper’s room features a murphy bed again to demonstrate space-saving solutions to ensure the space is functional yet elegant in design.

2nd Edition (2-Brm + Study & 4-Brm Premium showflats)

Spaces are tailored to suit lifestyles in the current climate of incorporating work, play, and exercise into living spaces. The result is highly functional designs that reflect the persons living within.