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7 January 2024
Design: RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Pte) Ltd
Gaia, Singapore Southeast Asia timber building
photo : Madeni Jais
Singapore Science Centre at Jurong Lake Gardens
RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Pte) Ltd (RSP), a global multidisciplinary architectural and engineering design group with over 65 years of experience building alongside Singapore, proudly received the Design Award at The Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) Architectural Design Awards 2023. The esteemed award recognizes their exceptional work in collaboration with Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects, for Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Academic Building South. Better known as Gaia, the infrastructure is a groundbreaking six-storey Mass Engineered Timber (MET) masterpiece that spans approximately 220 meters in length.

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3 November 2023
Singapore Science Centre, Jurong Lake District (JLD)
Design: Architects 61 / Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA)
Singapore Science Centre at Jurong Lake Gardens
render : Negativ
Singapore Science Centre at Jurong Lake Gardens
Singapore’s Science Centre Board held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Science Centre, at the site located next to Chinese Garden MRT station. The new Centre will offer unique facilities and a wide range of programmes to drive STEM education in Singapore.

2 Nov 2023
Changi Airport Terminal 2
Design: BOIFFILS Architectures
Changi Airport Terminal 2 Singapore
photo : Changi Airport Group
Changi Airport Terminal 2
A host of new attractions and facilities, as well as new retail and dining concepts, elevate the Changi Experience to new heights. Be transported to a captivating realm as a grand digital waterfall descends at T2’s departure hall.

2 Aug 2023
GRiD, Selegie Arts District
Architect: SPARK
GRiD Mall and Education Hub Selegie Arts District Singapore
photo © KhooGuoJie
GRiD Mall and Education Hub
Spark introduces GRiD, a youth focused mall and education hub at the heart of Singapore’s Selegie Arts District, sandwiched between the adjacent School of the Arts (SOTA) and several time-worn shopping malls. GRiD is the next chapter in this narrative and a great example of vibrant retrofitting of an existing building that extends its community relevance through positive reuse, rather than wholesale demolition and re-construction.

23 June 2023
Hyll on Holland Condominium, Holland Road
Design and Project Architect: Aedas
Hyll on Holland Singapore freehold condominium
images courtesy of architects practice
Hyll on Holland Condominium Building
Hyll on Holland is a luxurious and sophisticated freehold residential development designed by Aedas that promises to offer its residents an unparalleled lifestyle. The freehold condominium is located in the heart of Holland Road, known for its prestige and picturesque surroundings in a highly sought-after residential area.

19 Mar 2023
YTC Corporation Office
Design: The Design Abode
YTC Corporation Office Singapore Southeast Asia
photo © Studio Periphery
YTC Corporation Office
Located at the top floor of a modernist building designed by pioneer Singaporean architect Alfred Wong, YTC Corporation Office interior pays homage to its neo-gothic architecture by incorporating a classic palette with contemporary forms – depicting YTC’s efforts to remain relevant as an established hotel owner-operator.

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27 Sep 2022
Architects: BIG
CapitaSpring Tower Singapore Mixed-Use High-Rise
image : BIG Finbarr Fallon
CapitaSpring Tower
CapitaSpring is a 280-meter-tall high-rise oasis that continues the city’s pioneering vertical urbanism with a diverse neighborhood of restaurants, office space, a Citadines serviced residence and sky gardens from the ground all the way up to the 51st floor. In 2018, the building was accorded Green Mark Platinum & Universal Design GoldPLUS certifications by the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore.

26 Sep 2022
Green Wall House
Design: ADX Architects
Green Wall House Singapore Southeast Asia
photo : CI&A Photography
Green Wall House

9 Sep 2022
Design: Studio Wills + Architects
Trio Stack Singapore Luxury House

30 July 2022
Singapore Architecture Awards
MeyerHouse by WOHA Architects - SIA Architectural Design Awards 2022
photo : Patrick Bingham-Hall
SIA Architectural Design Awards 2022
The 21st cycle of the Awards shone the spotlight on projects that demonstrated responsiveness to new design sensibilities, environmental sustainability and well-being for its users and inhabitants during the Covid times. This year, two projects were named “Design of the Year”, the highest distinction in the Awards.

30 June 2022
Gardens by the Bay Conservatories News
Design: Grant Associates / Wilkinson Eyre Architects
Gardens by the Bay Singapore
photo courtesy of Grant Associates
Gardens by the Bay Singapore
The landscape architect behind Singapore’s iconic Supertrees and the current Tower of London Superbloom display is calling for more city spaces to be turned over to nature in order to boost biodiversity, tourism and wellbeing.

31 May 2022
1855 The Bottle Shop
Interior Design: LAANK
1855 The Bottle Shop Singapore Architecture News
photo : Studio Periphery
1855 The Bottle Shop
The inspiration comes from taking a page out of the books from old European libraries and underground cellars; with a historical sensibility. LAANK took this opportunity to reinvent impressions of a bottle shop and relook at the browsing experience. Using fins and arches, symmetry and proportions, they created a unique and dynamic arc shape.

20 May 2022
10 Design Singapore relocates to accommodate growth
10 Design Singapore Architects Office
image courtesy of architects practice
10 Design Singapore Architects Office
International architecture practice, 10 Design (part of Egis Group), is delighted to announce the relocation of its Singapore studio to 41 Duxton Hill, a larger, permanent office to accommodate a growing team and business demands in Southeast Asia. Led by partners Peter Barrett and José Cláudio Silva, the Singapore studio has released their first major project of Hon Thom Island earlier this year, a 303,700sqm integrated resort and hospitality destination for Sun Group in Phu Quoc, Vietnam.

16 Mar 2022
Shaw Tower, junction of of Beach Road and Middle Road
Design: Aedas
Shaw Tower Singapore building by Aedas
image courtesy of architects practice
Shaw Tower Redevelopment Singapore
Located on a L-shaped plot at the intersection of Beach Road and Middle Road, Shaw Tower is a high-rise mixed-commercial building first built in 1975. It once housed the largest cinema in Singapore.

9 Feb 2022
CapitaSpring Singapore skyscraper, 88 Market Street
CapitaSpring Singapore skyscraper 88 Market Street building
photo : Rendy Aryanto /
CapitaSpring Singapore skyscraper, 88 Market St
About 93% of CapitaSpring’s 673,000 square feet of workspace and retail net lettable area has been committed, reflecting a robust demand for premium core-flex workspaces within a quality integrated development in Singapore. The Grade A office development in Singapore’s prime Raffles Place Central Business District was completed in 2021.

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11 Nov 2021
Martin Modern Apartments
Architects: ADDP
Martin Modern Singapore Apartments
photo courtesy of architects office
Martin Modern
In today’s evolving global residential landscape, the dire issues of attention to sustainability, access to open green space where social-distancing is possible, and a need for a more eco-conscious living are the newest trends that influence where and how we live. Now more than ever, the world needs to cut back on carbon emissions, waste and the creation of unnatural materials that damage the environment.

19 Aug 2021
CanningHill Piers
CanningHill Piers Singapore landmark residence
image : CapitaLand
CanningHill Piers Singapore
CanningHill Piers is located between the historic Fort Canning Hill and the iconic Singapore River, and named to reflect its rare hill and river dual-frontage. The development is designed by Danish architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group, and will be the tallest residential development along the Singapore River.

31 July 2021
CapitaLand News

CapitaLand engages retail investors on merits of proposed restructuring at SIAS dialogue session

Singapore – CapitaLand held a virtual dialogue session with shareholders as part of its retail outreach for the proposed strategic restructuring and listing of CapitaLand Investment (CLI). More than 150 retail shareholders participated in the live virtual dialogue session on 28 July 2021, facilitated by the Securities Investors Association (Singapore) (SIAS).

– With CapitaLand’s Group CEO Mr Lee Chee Koon (left) and Group CFO Mr Andrew Lim (right) engaged over 150 retail shareholders in a virtual dialogue session, facilitated by the Securities Investors Association (Singapore) (SIAS). They highlighted the key rationale and benefits of the proposed transaction before addressing questions posed by Mr Robson Lee (middle), Assistant Honorary Secretary of SIAS, on behalf of CapitaLand retail shareholders:
CapitaLand-SIAS virtual dialogue session - Singapore Architecture News

Mr Lee Chee Koon, Group CEO of CapitaLand Group and Mr Andrew Lim, Group CFO of CapitaLand Group started the dialogue by highlighting the key rationale and benefits of the proposed transaction before addressing questions posed by Mr Robson Lee, Assistant Honorary Secretary of SIAS, on behalf of CapitaLand retail shareholders.

– With CapitaLand’s strong track record in growing fee income for its Fund and Lodging Management businesses, and disciplined capital recycling, CapitaLand is confident that the proposed restructuring will allow CLI shareholders to potentially benefit from the substantial long-term value that it aims to unlock. Pictured is Capital Tower and 79 Robinson Road, two assets that will come under CLI post-proposed transaction:
Capital Tower and 79 Robinson Road Singapore Architecture News

The following key points were raised at the session:

• Rationale for the proposed restructuring – Mr Lee said: “With our strong track record in growing fee income for our Fund and Lodging Management businesses, and our disciplined capital recycling, we are confident that CapitaLand’s proposed restructuring will allow CLI shareholders to potentially benefit from the substantial long-term value that we will aim to unlock.”

• CLI’s competitive advantage as a REIM with leadership in Asia – Mr Lee said: “CLI’s long standing presence in Asia will give us an edge over non-Asian based REIMs, drawing on our own heritage, history and strengths in Asia. We need to chart our own path, identity our areas of competitiveness, and become an asset manager that is globally competitive with a very strong foundation in Asia.”

• Asset-light lodging management platform a good fit for CLI – Mr Lim said: “The underlying principle of both platforms is the same – we are managing third-party capital and earning a fee. Therefore, these two capital efficient businesses are complementary, and a good fit for CLI.”

• Prudent dividend policy – Mr Lim said: “The management team has made the decision to keep our dividend policy unchanged for now, that is to declare a dividend of at least 30% of our cash PATMI. This is for two reasons. One, to give our current shareholders, and hopefully shareholders of CLI going forward, a familiar reference. Two, we are cognisant that we are emerging from a difficult operating environment caused by the pandemic. We are in a period of recovery, which while positive, remains uncertain. The management team has thus elected to maintain an unchanged dividend policy for CLI in the near term.”

– CapitaLand’s strong reputation in Asia, with over 20 years of experience in markets including Singapore, China, India and Vietnam, gives it the ability to access different investment opportunities. The opening of Raffles City The Bund (pictured), CapitaLand’s third Raffles City development in Shanghai, affirms the Group’s commitment to grow its presence and investor base in China by leveraging the signature Raffles City brand:
Raffles City The Bund, Shanghai, China

– CLI will consolidate the Group’s investment management and lodging businesses, both of which are capital-efficient. As the lodging platform continues to scale towards the planned target of 160,000 units under management by FY 2023, it expects to contribute materially to CLI’s overall earnings on a recurring basis. Somerset Feliz Ho Chi Minh City (pictured) opened in July 2021, adding to Ascott’s growing global portfolio and further strengthening its position as a leading international lodging owner-operator:
Somerset Feliz Ho Chi Minh City

6 July 2021
Kandis Residence
Design: ONG&ONG
Kandis Residences, Singapore Condominium
photo courtesy of architects office
Kandis Residence
Set within an idyllic location in northern Singapore, Kandis Residence contains 130 condominium units housed within four residential blocks – one three-storey block, along with three seven-storey blocks. The project was predicated on the concept of “homes in the woods”, envisioned as a green, immaculately landscaped sanctuary that accommodates the modern urban lifestyle.

28 Apr 2021
Park Nova Luxurious Green Tower
Park Nova Luxurious Green Tower

20 Apr 2021
10 Design Singapore Studio News
10 Design Singapore architects office
10 Design Singapore Office News
International architecture practice, 10 Design, is pleased to announce the opening of a new design studio in Singapore. It is established to support the practice’s ongoing and new projects in SE Asia.

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Southeast Asia Building Updates 2020

11 Nov 2020
Climate and biodiversity emergency Singapore
Leading Singaporean landscape architecture firms are calling on local and international landscape architects to act in response to climate change and biodiversity loss.

10 Nov 2020
CapitaLand Sustainability X Challenge

30 Sep 2020
Tropical Avant-Garde

17 Sep 2020
Apple Marina Bay Sands
Design: Foster + Partners
Apple Marina Bay Sands Singapore Building
photo : Finbarr Fallon
Apple Marina Bay Sands
A new distinctive 30-metre-diameter structure is a fully glazed dome with a black glass base, complementing the sister pavilions through its scale and materiality.

9 Sep 2020
Rochester Commons

6 July 2020
Aedas Singapore Office Interior Design
Architects: Aedas
Aedas Singapore office interior design
image courtesy of architects office
Aedas Singapore Offices Interior Design
Just off a busy thoroughfare in Singapore’s science and technology hub, Buona Vista lies a busy business hub. Once a quiet neighbourhood is now dotted with high technology offices, young working professionals, shopping and entertainment centres and contemporary residential developments.

7 May 2020
ADDP Architects Office Lobby

1 Mar 2020
Seductive Simplicity House

28 Feb 2020
Ninety 7 House

21 Nov 2019
Liang Court
Design: City Developments Limited and CapitaLand Limited
Liang Court Towers Singapore Architecture News
image : CapitaLand / CDL
Liang Court Towers
City Developments Limited (CDL), CapitaLand Limited (CapitaLand) and Ascott Residence Trust (Ascott Reit) have teamed up to redevelop the Liang Court site1 into an integrated development following the proposed sale by CDL Hospitality Trusts (CDLHT) of its total interest in Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay.

6 Nov 2019
Raffles Hotel Singapore Restoration, 1 Beach Road
Design: Aedas
Raffles Hotel Singapore Architecture News
image courtesy of architecture office
Raffles Hotel
Restored and refurbished this classic hotel building officially reopened in August 2019. It first opened back in 1887.

31 Oct 2019
Founders Memorial
Design: Cox Architecture
Founders Memorial Singapore Architecture News
image courtesy of architects office
Founders Memorial
This project aims to create a world-renowned public building that embodies the democratic principles that Singapore has been built upon. It will do this by being a place for the Singaporean people and visitors to gather and celebrate the achievements of past, present and future Singaporeans.

22 Oct 2019
Sentosa-Brani Master Plan

11 Oct 2019
Robinson Tower
Design: KPF / Architects 61
Robinson Tower Building Singapore Architecture News
photo : Tim Griffith
Robinson Tower Building News
Landscape architects Grant Associates has scooped an award at the Singapore Landscape Architecture Awards 2019 for Robinson Tower.

1 Jul 2019
New Science Centre at Jurong Lake Gardens

21 May 2019
Funan Singapore Shopping Mall news

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Singapore Architecture News 2018

27 Nov 2018
UNStudio Buildings in Singapore
Buildings completed by this celebrated Dutch architecture office in the city to date:

V on Shenton Building

Scotts Tower

The Ardmore Residence Tower

Singapore University of Technology and Design

31 Oct 2018
The Forever House, Serangoon
Architects: Wallflower Architecture + Design
The Forever House in Serangoon
photograph : Marc Tey Photography
New House in Serangoon

2 Oct 2018
CapitaLand ‘office of the future’ ecosystem
Capitaland Office of the Future Singapore interior design
image courtesy of architects
Capitaland Office of the Future
CapitaLand initiated its ‘office of the future’ strategy aimed at engendering a culture of innovation, promoting talent attraction and retention and optimising cost efficiency for tenants of its office properties.

4 Jul 2018
Marina One Singapore, 5 Straits View
Design: Ingenhoven Architects
Marina One Singapore Architecture News
image © ingenhoven architects / photo : HGEsch
Marina One in Singapore
The high-density building complex with its mix of uses extends to over 400,000 square meters and, with its group of four high-rise buildings, defines the Green Heart—a public space extending over several stories. This three-dimensional green oasis reflects the diversity of tropical flora.

4 May 2018
Venice Biennale Singapore Pavilion
Venice Biennale Pavilion - Singapore Architecture News
image courtesy of exhibition organisers
Venice Biennale Singapore Pavilion
Curated by the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) in collaboration with the National University of Singapore’s Department of Architecture (NUS), the Singapore Pavilion asks if there is indeed No More Free Space? in the island state, in response to the overarching theme Freespace conceptualised by curators Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara.

11 Apr 2018
Early Learning Village
Design: Bogle Architects
Early Learning Village Singapore Building
photo © Bogle Architects-Infinitude
Early Years Village Singapore Building
A world first in pre-school facilities, the ELV delivers a multicultural, flexible environment with capacity for 2,100 children from nursery to kindergarten age, as well as 400 support staff

10 Apr 2018
Changi Airport Interior
Design: Moment Factory
Changi Airport Interior Singapore Architecture News
image courtesy of architecture office
Changi Airport Building
Singapore’s Changi Airport, voted by air travellers as the World’s Best Airport for the sixth consecutive year, is taking its passenger experience to a new level with Terminal 4. As part of their quest for excellence, Changi Airport Group commissioned Moment Factory to produce two media features designed to entertain passengers as they navigate the airport’s remarkable interior.

9 Feb 2018
Raffles Place Singapore: 88 Market Street Development
Raffles Place Singapore 88 Market Street landscape
images courtesy of architects
Raffles Place Singapore: 88 Market Street Development
CapitaLand Limited (CapitaLand), CapitaLand Commercial Trust (CCT) and Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd (MEC), the joint venture partners for the redevelopment of Golden Shoe Car Park, today unveiled more details on the ‘future of work’ blueprint for the new integrated development at its groundbreaking ceremony.

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Building Design Updates 2017

5 Sep 2017
Singapore High Line Park
Signage and Wayfinding Consultants: The Buchan Group, Brisbane
Architect: Nikken Sekkei, Architects with Tierra Design and Arup Singapore
Singapore High Line Park
image courtesy of architects
Singapore High Line Park
A Southeast Asia version of New York City’s High Line is fast becoming a reality, with the masterplan and concept design of the first stage of turning an unused rail corridor into public space now complete.

The Paper Pavilion – Radical Retail

Jubilee Bridge

10 Oct 2017
Sandcrawler Office Building
Design: Andrew Bromberg at Aedas
Sandcrawler Office Building Singapore Architecture News
photography © Paul Warchol
Sandcrawler Office Building – more offices at Singapore Office Buildings

MediaCorp Buona Vista: Mediapolis

Resorts World Sentosa Buildings

Gardens by the Bay Singapore – Supertrees

5 Sep 2017
Shan Shui Shi Lin Cultural Centre
Design: Park + Associates
Shan Shui Shi Lin Cultural Centre Building
photo : Edward Hendricks © Park + Associates Pte Ltd
Shan Shui Shi Lin Cultural Centre
The key challenge was working around existing structure the limits to fulfil tough programmatic requirements – indoor sports hall, a 500-seater auditorium, and an alumni Board of Directors lounge – while also generating the maximum amount of open space for landscaping.

30 Aug 2017
House 24

28 Aug 2017
Masterplan for Jurong Lake District
Design: KCAP Architects&Planners ; SAA Architects ; Arup ; S333 & Lekker
Jurong Lake District Singapore Development |
picture © KCAP/SAA/Arup/S333/Lekker
Masterplan for Jurong Lake District
The Singapore Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has unveiled the masterplan for Jurong Lake District in Singapore, the city’s future second Central Business District. The JLD masterplan is exhibited till mid-September and invites the public to share their views.

29 May 2017
Apple Orchard Road – first Apple Flagship in Singapore
Architects: Foster + Partners
Apple Orchard Road Singapore Architecture News
photo courtesy of architects
Apple Orchard Road Singapore
Apple Orchard Road is the first Apple Flagship in Singapore, highlighting its role as a global centre for creativity. Its design reflects the vibrancy and innovative spirit of the city-state. The project is another example of the close collaboration between Foster + Partners and the design team at Apple led by chief design officer, Sir Jonathan Ive and Angela Ahrendts, senior vice president of Retail and Online Stores.

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National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Road
Design: Studio Milou Singapore, in partnership with CPG Consultants
National Gallery Singapore Architecture News
photo courtesy of architects
National Gallery in Singapore Building
This visual arts institution is home to Singapore’s National Collection, the largest public collection of visual arts from Singapore and Southeast Asia from the 19th century to the present day.

20 Feb 2017
Singapore High Speed Station Building
Design – overall: AECOM ; architectural – Farrells and Architects 61

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has appointed AECOM Singapore to conduct an advanced engineering study for Singapore stretch of the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur high-speed rail (HSR) infrastructure.

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