World’s tallest modular buildings top off

July 4, 2019

The world’s tallest modular towers, Clement Canopy, have been constructed in Singapore. Photo courtesy Bouygues Bâtiment International[1]
The world’s tallest modular towers, Clement Canopy, have been constructed in Singapore.
Photo courtesy Bouygues Bâtiment International

Construction is now complete on Clement Canopy[2], the world’s tallest modular buildings. The 40-storey tall towers are located in the heart of a residential and student district in western Singapore.

The 13,038-m2 (140,338-sf) Clement Canopy buildings consist of two 140-m (459-ft) high towers built in modular concrete. They include 505 apartments made with 1899 modules.

Construction company Bouygues Bâtiment International[3] and modular construction laboratory Dragages Singapore[4] used prefabricated and prefinished volumetric construction (PPVC) technology to build the structures. Modules were prefabricated in a factory. Most of the tradework was also installed before the modules were brought to the site for assembly.

The design process was developed with Dragages’s in-house engineering team and ADDP Architects[5]. Design was optimized to include modularization of floor plans, facilitation of offsite manufacturing, and the syntheses and coordination with building information modelling (BIM).

The manufacturing was divided into two steps: the module structures were precast on a yard in Senai, Malaysia, and technical and architectural works were carried out in a factory in Tuas, Singapore. The modules were then transported to the site where it is stacked as per the sequencing programme and to form its structure.

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: https://www.constructioncanada.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Opener2.jpg
  2. Clement Canopy: https://www.clementcanopycondos.com/
  3. Bouygues Bâtiment International: https://www.bouygues-construction.com/en/group/affiliates/bouygues-batiment-international
  4. Dragages Singapore: http://dragages.com.sg/
  5. ADDP Architects: http://addp.sg/

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