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Sky Link Bridges for the Pinnacle@Duxton

Singapore

Market Sector

Facilities

Type

Residential

Services Provided

Design, Construction Management

Region

Asia Pacific

T.Y. Lin International (TYLI) served as the Specialist Design Consultant for the Sky Link Bridges for The Pinnacle@Duxton, a multi-award winning high-rise public housing development in Singapore.

The Pinnacle@Duxton consists of seven 50-story residential towers developed by Singapore’s Housing Development Board. The towers are interconnected by six steel Sky Link Bridges at the 26th and 50th floors. The bridges serve as outdoor parks that provide playgrounds and recreational amenities for residents and their guests. In addition, the Sky Link Bridge on the 50th floor is open to the public for a small fee and offers panoramic vistas to Singapore visitors.

Project Highlights:

  • TYLI applied the stiffened bridge structure concept for the Sky Link Bridges, which provides effective damping to dynamic response of the structure generated by the mass congregation of people and activities.
  • Each Sky Link Bridge measures 20 meters in width, with varying span lengths from 4 meters to 48 meters.
  • Three of the Sky Link Bridges were designed with both end connections to the adjoining building structures. The remaining three Sky Link Bridges are supported by two bearings on one side on the tower core wall, with the other end support attached to the other tower structure.
  • The concrete topping of the top deck is also tied to the floor slabs and beams located between the rigid core walls.
Awards
Global Award for Excellence, 2011
Urban Land Institute
World’s Best Housing Development, 2010
World Architecture Festival Awards
Best Tall Building Asia and Australasia Award, 2010
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Distinguished Use of Structural Steel for its Aesthetics, Design, Erection and Fabrication Award, 2010
Singapore Structural Steel Society