Number 1, Bishopgate is located in a sought-after neighbourhood in Singapore. It’s surrounded by lush greenery, close to the business district and the embassies. Its developers, Kajima Overseas Asia (KOA), aimed to create a sense of an opulent country house for each of the 31 properties in the condominium, with shared facilities including a gymnasium, lap pool, children’s play pool and clubhouse. The interiors had to be appointed usingthe highest-quality materials and brands in order to meet the expectations of the owners.
Poggenpohl’s range suited the style, image and culture of KOA, a Japanese company, as its finishes and materials are neither loud nor ostentatious. KOA’s in-house design director swiftly established a good working relationship with the appointed architects, builders and Poggenpohl team, and the design evolved smoothly.