Firm asked to design 100m tall block in city state

PLP is considering opening an office in South East Asia on the back of growing workloads in the region.

The London-based practice, which already has offices in Tokyo and Beijing, is thought to be eyeing Singapore as a likely new studio location.

PLP Architecture - Park Nova 1

Source: PLP

The scheme will contain 54 flats

PLP, the architect behind the 22 Bishopsgate tower in the City of London, was born from KPF’s breakaway London office in 2008 and its president Lee Polisano, one of the founders of the firm, said: “Interest in our work in Singapore and South East Asia is growing and we are exploring options for a greater physical presence there in the near future.”

It is working on “several” mixed-use schemes in Singapore and has just been appointed to design its first high-rise residential project in the city state.

The 21-storey planted tower, called Park Nova, will also be its first housing development in Asia.

Standing on slender columns and heavily planted, it will contain 54 flats, arranged so each has 270-degree views.

Developer on the 100m tall building is Shun Tak Holdings in collaboration with Hong Kong practice P&T Group.