DP Architects Exhibition, Singapore

DP Architects Exhibition Singapore, Buildings, News, Asian Design Office Projects

DP Architects Exhibition, Singapore

South East Asian Architectural Practice Show at The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) Centre

11 Aug 2017

DP Architects Exhibition in Singapore

Exhibition tracing DP Architects’ 50 years design journey opens 11 Aug

FRIDAY, 11 AUGUST 2017 (SINGAPORE) – DP Architects’ exhibition tracing the firm’s 50 years architecture journey opens at The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) Centre this evening. The exhibition will be officially opened by guest-of-honour Minister of National Development Lawrence Wong.

DP Architects Exhibition in Singapore DP Architects Exhibition in Singapore

Photos: DP Architects

The firm was founded as Design Partnership in 1967, and incorporated as DP Architects in 1975. DP has evolved in tandem with Singapore’s nation building, becoming an important contributor to the country’s public projects and urban development.

DP Architects Exhibition in Singapore

The firm’s work in Singapore has played a critical role in shaping the urban landscape: beginning with early projects like People’s Park Complex and Golden Mile Complex, early architectural anchors that helped introduce Singapore to new styles of modernist architecture; to some 20 projects on and around Orchard Road that redeveloped the retail corridor; to more recent projects like Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay and Singapore Sports Hub that have become integral components of the urban fabric.

DP Architects Exhibition in Singapore

A Common Line | One Global Studio curates DP Architects’ portfolio of works within the context of Singapore’s architectural history as well as the firm’s global projects.

DP Architects Exhibition in Singapore

The works are presented through over 2,000 never-before-seen architectural drawings, in chronological order, showcasing the breadth of DP’s portfolio; 37 reconstructed models, some larger than typical building models, investigating the practice’s design methodology by typology; a specially commissioned wall-sized illustration, titled Building Blocks by local illustrator, Lee Xin Li; and an interactive visual display that customises Augmented Reality technology to allow visitors to reimagine the future through an immersive visual experience of two key urbanscapes, Orchard Road and Marina Bay.

DP Architects Exhibition in Singapore

On the exhibition, DP Architects’ senior associate director and head of exhibition Ng San Son said, “This exhibition was over a year in the making and it is a retrospective of our design journey over the past five decades. We hope that visitors to the exhibition will not only query the function of architecture and urbanism, rethink conventions, but also encourage conversations as they relate their memories of the spaces they have interacted with, in one way or another.”

DP Architects Exhibition in Singapore

The exhibition opens from 12 August to 29 September 2017, 9am to 5pm (closed on Sundays) at The URA Centre. A half-hour architect-guided tour is offered on selected Saturdays at 11am.

DP Architects Exhibition in Singapore

This exhibition is part of the line-up of events celebrating DP Architects’ 50th anniversary.

DP Architects Exhibition in Singapore

DP Architects Singapore

1 Aug 2017

DP Architects Exhibition News

A COMMON LINE | ONE GLOBAL STUDIO
An exhibition tracing DP Architects’ 50 years design journey

DP Architects Exhibition

TUESDAY, 1 AUGUST 2017 (SINGAPORE) – From 12 August to 29 September 2017, DP Architects will present a seven-week exhibition, A Common Line | One Global Studio, showcasing 50 years of the firm’s architectural explorations.

Grand Park Orchard Singapore building by DP Architects
image from architects

Established in 1967, DP has evolved in tandem with Singapore’s nation building, becoming an important contributor to the country’s public projects and urban development. The firm’s work in Singapore has played a critical role in shaping the urban landscape: beginning with early projects like People’s Park Complex and Golden Mile Complex, early architectural anchors that helped introduce Singapore to new styles of modernist architecture; to some 20 projects on and around Orchard Road that redeveloped the retail corridor; to more recent projects like Esplanade and Singapore Sports Hub that have become integral components of the urban fabric.

Grand Park Orchard Singapore building by DP Architects
image from architects

Fully invested in contributing to the nation-building process, DP Architects has continued to be an active participant in dialogues with planning authorities and regulatory bodies, helping to shape the development of the architectural profession, the building industry and the country’s urban transformation. Beginning as a modest firm of 15, the practice is now one of the largest in the world with 1,300 staff in 17 global offices. Since its first foray outside of Singapore in the early 1970s, DP has also played a part in the evolution of foreign cityscapes, from Southeast Asia, to China and India, the Middle East and now Europe.

A Common Line | One Global Studio curates DP Architects’ portfolio of works within the context of Singapore’s architectural history and the significant development of the urban landscape; as well as the firm’s global projects, designed as public nodes of human density that contribute to a city’s quality of life. The works are presented through never-seen-before architectural drawings and models, specially reproduced for the exhibition.

The exhibition prompts visitors to query the function of architecture and urbanism, reflecting the way in which factors such as socio-economic shifts, evolving cultures and climate change will continue to transform the built environment.

This exhibition is part of the line-up of events celebrating DP Architects’ 50th anniversary.


To see all listed projects on a single map please follow this link.




Architecture by DP Architects

BCDA Iconic Building Design Competition News
BCDA Iconic Building Design Competition
image from architect
DP Architects shortlisted for the Iconic Tower in Manila Philippines International competition

Goodlife! Makan, 52 Marine Terrace, Singapore
Goodlife! Makan Singapore
image from architect
Goodlife! Makan Singapore

Boulevardi Mall, Istanbul, Turkey
Boulevardi Mall Istanbul
image from architect
Boulevardi Mall

Master plan for Seef Lusail, Qatar
Seef Lusail, Qatar by DP Architects
image from DP Architects
Seef Lusail Qatar

Fullerton Bay Hotel, Collyer Quay, Singapore
Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore building
image from architects
Fullerton Bay Hotel Building

Grand Park Orchard, Singapore
Grand Park Orchard Singapore
image from architects
Grand Park Orchard Singapore

Singapore Architecture

DP Architects : Singapore Architect Studio

Singapore Architects : Office Listings

Singapore Buildings
Marina Bay Sands Singapore
photo © Tom Ravenscroft




Singapore Tower

Singapore Building Photos : images of recent buildings
OUB Center Singapore
photo © Tom Ravenscroft

Website: Architectural Tours

Website: Building

Architecture Studios

Comments / photos for the DP Architects Exhibition, Singapore page welcome

DP Architects Exhibition Singapore

Website: www.dpa.com.sg