Having made showflats for many upscale jobs from the Robertson Quay precinct within the previous 15 decades, Singaporean interior designer Peter Tay has had a ringside seat to its own transformation. With its historical warehouses across the meandering Singapore River, Robertson Quay has always had a particular charm for both Singaporeans and expatriates.

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“The conversion of the old warehouses for other lifestyle uses in the region makes it intriguing,” says Tay.

The most recent project from the Robertson Quay precinct which Tay was included is Rivière, for that he made two of those showflats. The simple fact it is on the website of the prior Zouk nightclub on Jiak Kim Street makes it”all the more intriguing”, he adds.

Zouk was situated on Jiak Kim Street for 25 years before moving to Clarke Quay at 2017 when its lease was up. “Zouk is internationally renowned, and lots of individuals have fond memories of this,” says Ong Choon Fah, CEO of Edmund Tie & Co (ET&Co). For the previous three consecutive years, Zouk was rated one of the best five of 100 clubs across the globe by DJ Mag.

Another importance of Rivière’s website is the fact that it was the final accessible Government Land Sales (GLS) website as well as prime stretch of the Singapore River. That explains the URA obtained 10 bids at the end of the tender for its 99-year leasehold website in the end of 2017.

Singapore-listed Frasers Property emerged the winner of their 145,120 sq feet, website at Jiak Kim Street at December 2017.

Chan made the 5 million earnings gallery using a vaulted ceiling and tidy, open white area — a modern interpretation of a classic warehouse. In addition, he made the one- and – two-bedroom showflats inside the revenue gallery. Meanwhile, Tay made the showflats for its three- and – four-bedroom units.

Based on Elson Poo, Frasers Property’s senior vice president of marketing and sales — residential, Rivière”celebrates the legacy of the Singapore River and the modern lifestyle of waterfront living. It is a home which individuals would hope to reside in”.
While most residential improvements across the riverfront are capped at 10 storeys, Rivière has double 36-storey towers. “It will be the newest landmark in the region,” says Ong of all ET&Co.

Frasers Property is creating a brand new four-storey block with 80 serviced flats on the website. Adjacent to the block is the 3 adjoining conserved warehouses which once placed Zouk. Constructed in 1919 — just a century ago — that the warehouses have a entire area of near 18,300 sq ft. These warehouses will be restored and preserved. Both of the other warehouses will be transformed into F&B outlets, a specialty grocer’s and other communal services and facilities which will serve both guests and residents at the serviced flats.

‘Intimate connection with the river’

Since the site is on a riverbend and appreciates a 300m river frontage, both high tech towers in Rivière are oriented such that nearly each of these 455 residential components is ensured of a lake view. Components on the higher floors will delight in a multi-faceted perspective of the twisting river and the city skyline, while the lower floors will appreciate immediate riverfront views. The roof terrace will be available to most residents and provides panoramic 360-degree perspectives of the city.

The Singapore River isn’t really broad, says Ong of all ET&Co. Therein lies its appeal:”It permits you to have a romantic relationship with the lake, particularly when it has interesting bends,” she adds.

Rivière was created using a mixture of one- to four-bedroom units. Units length the next to the 36th floor.
Of those 455 units, one-bedders of 560 sq feet account for 70 units; two-bedroom units of 818 into 840 sq feet constitute yet another 140 units; whereas three-bedroom components of 1,141 into 1,249 sq feet consideration for 210 units; and 2,002 sq feet, four-bedroom units with personal elevators compose the remaining 24 flats.