Construction company Bouygues Bâtiment International has built Clement Canopy, a pair of 140-metre-high towers made of prefabricated concrete modules.

Bouygues Bâtiment International claims the development in Singapore has set a new record for the tallest modular tower.
Previously the title had been held by George Street, a 135-metre tower built in Croydon, England, by Tide Construction. The first high-rise modular tower was built in New York in 2016 by SHoP architects.

Clement Canopy’s 1,899 prefabricated and pre-finished modules were built off-site.The module’s structures are cast from concrete in a yard in Senai, Malaysia, then a factory in Tuas, west Singapore, carries out the fit-out to a nearly finished stage.

Each module is around 85 per cent finished off-site, before then being assembled onsite,” Bouygues Bâtiment International’s head of modular construction Aurélie Cleraux told Dezeen.”This includes, for example, the painting, windows frame and glazing, doors, wardrobes and MEP (mechanical, electrical and plumbing) including water and sanitary pipes, electrical conduits and ducting, which are all totally finished before the modules arrives on site.”