SINGAPORE (Mar 19): Ole Scheeren, principal architect of his eponymous architectural firm, looked impeccable in a dark suit and crisp white shirt as he emerged from DUO Tower, part of an integrated development on Beach Road, which he designed.

The $4 billion DUO integrated development was completed last year by M+S, a joint-venture (JV) company set up by sovereign wealth funds Khazanah Nasional of Malaysia and Singapore’s Temasek Holdings. DUO comprises the 49-storey DUO Residences, with 660 units, and the 39-storey DUO Tower, which contains Grade-A offices and Andaz Singapore, a 342-room luxury hotel. In the evenings, the development stands out in the skyline when its honeycomb shading system is lighted.

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