By Lucas Loh
After numerous Cluster meetings and long hours of toiling in the Sun, the NPC Cluster group comprising of Peirce, Mayflower and Catholic High scouts have managed to accomplish their Cluster pioneering project, the Rain Tree tower. The Rain Tree tower’s design was inspired by the natural towers of nature, trees. It was modelled to mimic the elements of a tree such as multiple canopies of leaves and a heavy trunk. Through this design process, the Rain Tree tower makes the most use of the space, with its canopies doubling as an area for rainwater collection. To minimise its impact on the environment, the tower also makes use of recycled materials in interior structures such as facades and gutters.