Singapore, A Guide To An Architectural City

We bring you an Architecture City Guide to Singapore. The city’s recent prosperity and extremely dense urban situation has lead to a wealth of incredible architecture from architects around the world. Today we bring you only 12 buildings as a starting point. Please leave some of your favorites in the comment section below as we intend to expand it in the near future.

12. Bras Basah Rapid Transit Station / WOHA

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Architects: WOHA
Location: Bras Basah Road, Singapore
Project Team: Dharmaraj Subramaniam, Esther Soh, Jose Nixon Sicat, Pearl Chee, Pham Sing Yeong, Richard Hassell, Wong Mun Summ
Mechanical & Electrical Engineers: Lincolne Scott Ng Pte. Ltd.
Structural Engineers: Under Main Contractor
Landscape Architects: Cicada Private Limited
Acoustics Consultant: Acviron Acoustics Consultants Pte Ltd
Site area: 8,882 sqm
Project area: 16,289 sqm
Total cost: US $75 M
Project year: 2000-2001
Construction year: 2001-2008

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11. Iluma / WOHA

Architects: WOHA
Location: 201 Victoria Street, Singapore
Project Team: Wong Mun Summ, Richard Hassell, Chan Ee Mun, Dhamaraj Subramaniam, Ang Chow Hwee, Lim Yin Chao, Lim Yee Sze, Alen Low, Andrew MacLennan, Christopher Browne, Elavarasi Rajapackiyam, Johan Hermijanto, Maria Nieva
Client: Jack Investment Pte Ltd
Civil & Structural Engr: LBW Consultants
Mechanical & Electrical Engr: Lincolne Scott Ng Pte Ltd
Quantity Surveyors: KPK Quantity Surveyors Pte Ltd
Media Facade Design: Realities United Gmbh
Lighting Consultant: Lighting Planners Associates Inc.
Landscape Consultant: ICN Design International
Façade Consultant: Arup Façade Engineering
Fire Consultant: Arup Fire (S) Pte Ltd
Acoustic Consultant: Acviron Acoustics Consultants Pte Ltd
Main Contractor: Sim Lian Construction Co (Pte) Ltd
Site Area: 8,920.5 sqm
Project Area: 26,761.5 sqm
Project Year: 2009


10. Bishan Public Library / LOOK Architects

Architect: LOOK Architects 
Location: 5 Bishan Place, Singapore
Site Area: 1400.30 sqm
Client: National Library Board, Singapore
Structural Engineer: Meinhardt (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Mechanicalme &Electrical Engineer: Meinhardt (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Quantity surveyor: BEC Consultants
Completion: 2006

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9. Reflections / Daniel Libeskind

Architects: Studio Daniel Libeskind
Location: Keppel Bay, Singapore
Building Size: 2,000,000 sqm; 1,129 units
Client: Keppel Land International
Architect of Record: DCA Architects PTE LTD
Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing Engineer: Beca Carter Hollings&Ferner (S.E.Asia) Pte Ltd
Civil Engineer: T.Y. LIN International
Landscape Architect: Hargreaves Associates + Sitetectonix
Completion: 2011

8. Helix Bridge / Cox Architecture with Architects 61

Architects: Cox Architecture + Architects 61 
Location: The Helix at Raffles Avenue and Bayfront Bridge, Singapore
Project Year: 2010
Cost at completion of construction: SGD$82,900,000
Project Area: 1379.08 sqm
Project Team: Philip Cox, Michael Rayner, Hang Chung Ling, Spyros Barberis, Lynn Heng, Michael Ngu, Siti Suriah Taib, Sunita Menon.
Consultant Team: Arup – Structural consultant, Arup – Civil consultant, Arup – Mechanical consultant, Arup – Electrical consultant, Arup – Lighting consultant, Tierra Design – Landscape consultant, Davis Langdon Seah – Cost Consultant.
Construction Team: Sato Kogyo (S) Pte Ltd – Builder

7. Marina Bay Sands and Artscience Museum / Safdie Architects

Architects: Safdie Architects
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Project Director: Moshe Safdie
Executive Architects: Aedas, Pte, Ltd.
Structural Engineering: Arup
Landscape Design: Peter Walker & Partners
Landscape Construction: Peridian International Inc
Site Area: 154,938 sqm
Project Area: 845,000 sqm
Budget: US $5.7 billion
Project Year: 2010

Architects: Safdie Architects – Moshe Safdie 
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Project year: 2011

6. Pearl Bank Apartments / Tan Cheng Siong

At the time of its completion in 1976, the Pearl Bank Apartment complex was the highest-density and tallest residential structure in Singapore at 38 stories.  The total height of the horseshoe-shaped complex exceeded 430’ tall and was home for over 1,500 inhabitants.  Designed by Tan Cheng Siong of Archurban Architects & Planners, Pearl Bank served as a beacon of contemporary residential design and acted as precedent to the subsequent high-density urban development in Singapore and throughout southeast Asia.

5. The Colonnade Condominiums / Paul Rudolph

Initially intending to design a housing structure as a set of prefabricated units hoisted onto a structural frame, the ideas and visual intricacies of Paul Rudolph‘s Colonnade Condominiums were developments of the previously designed but unbuilt Graphic Arts Center of Manhattan.

4. Supreme Court / Foster & Partners

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3. National Library of Singapore / Ken Yeang

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2. Expo MRT Station / Foster & Partners

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1. Lasalle College of the Arts / RSP Architects

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