Singapore, rated the world`s most expensive city in 2014, can boast a multitude of architectural masterpieces.
New suburbs, themselves as big as cities, have emerged over the past few years in an effort to provide urgently needed residential and commercial space. Although cars are heavily taxed and can only be purchased with government approval, they are meanwhile so numerous that there is an urgent demand for parking space. Now a new architectural highlight has risen in the heart of Singapore: 268 Orchard Road featuring a state of the art multi-storey car park with Wöhr´s Multiparker 740.
268 Orchard Road was designed by Raymond Woo & Associates Architects, a local architects`office. The new building stand amid a consumers`mecca between Bideford Road and Cairnhill Road. The twelve-storey steel and glass building houses elegant stores from Dior to Armani, from Hermès to Chanel and restaurants, and on the top floor an exclusive private bank receives its customers.
With the Multiparker 740, WÖHR was able to offer a convincing, space optimizing alternative which harmonizes with the impressive overall concept of the building.
A total of 62 parking spaces were constructed in a high rack in the rear part of the building. A special feature of this parking solution is the enclosed parking space between the fourth and eight floors. The eight parking levels with four successive rows of parking are accessed by means of a 25 m high lift at the side of the building. The fully automatic high rack technology requires cars to be driven onto a turntable with an integrated parking pallet on which they are subsequently parked. The parking places can be used by customers and the public.
- Wöhr Multiparker 740 – 62 parking places
- Total parking surface approx. 242m²
- Parking surface for each place approx. 3,9 m²
- Minimum access time approx. 120 sec
- Maximum access time approx. 170 sec
- Average access time approx. 145 sec
- Parking process capacity approx. 29 car/hour
Wöhr is one of the leading manufacturers of car parking systems. For almost 50 years now, since the number of cars on the roads began to increase, Wöhr has been designing and installing parking systems. And because we specialise in just parking systems, Wöhr today is the company with the most extensive product range worldwide. With over 450.000 parking places installed, 30.000 of these alone in the Far East, the reliability and safety of Wöhr systems speaks for itself.