The Glades is a huge project with an assignment that is extremely important; to be iconic. Like Jewel @ Buangkok, The Glades has an attribute that can be considered distinctive. Facing New Upper Changi Road and the train tracks are three things which look like tree pods, called ‘Sky Pods’.
Like the awesome trees at Gardens by the Bay, they light up at night and bring focus to the development. It’s a cool feature no doubt and one that is bound to turn more than few heads of train passengers riding past on the raised paths, if the completed product fulfills the promise of the version.
But giant trees aside, The Glades has an alternative overall layout. The Glades’ is more elongated and punctuated with an Olympic length swimming pool that meanders and winds along the project like a river bisecting the land where other developments have a tendency to form a sort of a square with the placement of the blocks.
Also, all its blocks are north/south facing and the entire development is handicapped friendly with ramps and lifts to make moving around the development simpler for wheelchair bound residents. Its location also provides residents from the 8th floor and above with rather a fine view.