ECHELON, SCDA Architects
Situated along a developing urban edge of Alexandra road, the Echelon development comprises two 43-stroey residential towers, which rise over a rich communal landscape plinth, forming a distinctive architectural statement and adding to an evolving urban context. The adoption of a pure clean form with subtle geometric shifts creates distinctive and bold gestures that blend both architecture and landscape harmoniously. From the initial approach of splitting of the building mass into two towers through to the use of planar shifts in the façade, the design aims to break down the built impact of high-density high-rise buildings and create identity and purity in an increasingly crowded urban setting. The design uses a volumetric composition of four-storey sky terrace cut-outs which cantilever from the main façade, creating a series of sky lounge and relaxation areas.
For the entrance, the architects selected a series of AU130 vases in grey taupe color, sitting on large square plinths placed into a water basin.