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We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Singapore Architecture. We aim to include South East Asian buildings that are either of excellent quality.

We cover completed buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across Singapore. The focus is on contemporary buildings.

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Architecture Designs – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

18 Jun 2017
Park Hotel Farrer Park
Design: FBEYE International
Park Hotel Farrer Park Singapore lobby
image courtesy of architects

Park Hotel Farrer Park Building – 19 Jun 2017

Relentless Pursuit of an Architecture Book by MKPL Architects – 19 Jan 2016
This Singapore-based studio, founded in 1995 by Siew Man Kok and Cheng Pai Ling, approaches its master planning— architecture, landscape, and interior work—with agility of thought, and conviction of purpose. What emerges is a distillation of the complex into the simple.

CT Hub Singapore, Alexandra Road – 11 Oct 2013
Architect: ONG&ONG Pte Ltd
CT Hub Singapore
photograph : Kenerf Sim

This is an eleven-storey building with two levels of retail space and nine levels of light industrial offices and production facilities, totaling 34,000 sqm. Its facade constitutes a complex lattice pattern, combining straight and 20-degree angled lines drawn from digital LED displays.

World Architecture Festival Awards

Collyer Quay Landscape – 23 Sep 2013
Design: ONG&ONG, Architects
Collyer Quay Landscape Singapore
photo : Derek Swalwell

The development includes the newly completed Fullerton Bay Hotel flanked by two conservation buildings, Clifford Pier and Customs Harbour Branch Building. An array of retail, dining and entertainment establishments are housed along this stretch, which is nicely complemented by the vast outdoor performance spaces that were incorporated into the landscape.

The Bible House in Singapore – 10 Sep 2013
Architect: LAUD Architects
The Bible House Singapore
picture from architects

The architects state that “the inspiration for our design came from the very essence of our client’s core activites, the “Bible”. The bible comprises 2 parts, namely the old and new testament. In between them was the time when Jesus Christ lived on Earth. The Old and New testament are records from times BC and AD. In the design of Bible House, we similarly divided the site into 2 main zones and facade treatments. During the old testament era, people were governed in their faith, by a law. This law was very structured, which is why we portray the south elevation with the solid masonry wall and small tear-shaped openings.”

Health City Novena, city centre – 10 Sep 2013
Architect: Broadway Malyan
Health City Novena Singapore
picture from Broadway Malyan
Plans have been announced for a mega integrated healthcare hub, to be built around Tan Tock Seng Hospital in Singapore, designed by global architecture, urbanism and design practice Broadway Malyan. ‘Health City Novena’ is spearheaded by Tan Tock Seng Hospital, the National Healthcare Group and Singapore Health Ministry, and will serve patients in Central Singapore, where the local population is aging faster than the rest of the country.

Singapore Bamboo Skyscraper Competition – 24 Aug 2013
Singapore Bamboo Skyscraper Architecture Competition
image from the competition organiser

Wind Vault House, Singapore – 20 Aug 2013
Design: Wallflower Architecture + Design
Wind Vault House Singapore
photo : Jeremy San
As the brief was substantial, the overall form of the house needed to be pushed to the envelope limits. Naturally, there are also other considerations; the context and proximity of neighbouring homes, the daily sun path and the prevailing winds. Conceptually, the house is a raised reinforced concrete tube whose open ends are oriented in a general north-south direction.

The Wall House, Singapore – 20 Aug 2013
Design: FARM, Architects
The Wall House Singapore
photo : Bryan van der Beek and Edward Hendricks
This is a tale of two houses – similar looking, yet independent and coming together to form a coherent whole. The two blocks sit on a sprawling piece of land, belonging respectively to the retired parents and one of their children.

Singapore Life Church, Prinsep Street – 31 Jul 2013
Design: LAUD Architects
Singapore Life Church
photo from architect

Founded in 1883, Singapore Life Church is one of the oldest Presbyterian Church in Singapore. The Church was previously housed on the same site in a 70s-built, modernist structure with an iconic sweeping visage.

48 North Canal Road, Singapore – 11 Jul 2013
Design: WOHA
48 North Canal Road Singapore
photo : Patrick Bingham-Hall

The project brief called for a new boutique office and the reconstruction of a pair of heritage-listed shophouses. WOHA was commissioned only after their demolition to reconstruct the shopfront (up to 7.5m depth) in accordance with Singapore’s Urban Redevelopment Authority’s conservation and planning guidelines, and to design an entirely new, contemporary rear wing.

Audi Terminal, Alexandra Road
Design: ONG&ONG Pte Ltd
Audi Terminal Singaporee
photo : i29 interior architects

Audi Terminal Singapore – 5 Jun 2013
Standing eight-storeys high, Audi Singapore’s newly unveiled flagship store is the first ever high-rise Audi Terminal, and at 1,350 square metres per floor, is also the largest Audi showroom in Southeast Asia. The façade is clad in aluminium with hexagonal cut-outs forming a honeycomb pattern, while full-height glass windows for the lower floors make the building appear to float off the ground.

Jem Lifestyle Hub, Jurong Lake District, Singapore
Design: SAA Architects
Jem Lifestyle Hub Singapore
image from architect

Jem Lifestyle Hub – 10 May 2013
Sustainable design has become highly valued as environmental consciousness increases across the globe. In Singapore, Jem® a multifaceted lifestyle hub located in the Jurong Lake District, pushes the boundary of the landscape replacement strategy. The result of the project, which is developed by Lend Lease, is a pleasant and beneficial working environment that increases the productivity of the workforce.

Parkroyal On Pickering
Design: WOHA
Parkroyal On Pickering Singapore
photo : Patrick Bingham-Hall

Parkroyal On Pickering – 2 May 2013 + 4 Oct 2013 – a WAF winner
Designed as a hotel and office in a garden, the project at Upper Pickering Street is a study of how we can not only conserve our greenery in a built-up high-rise city centre but multiply it in a manner that is architecturally striking, integrated and sustainable.

Singapore Architecture Photos : new images. 19 Mar 2013

DUO Towers Singapore – building news
Buro Ole Scheeren
DUO towers Singapore
image © Buro-OS

DUO Towers Singapore – 14 Nov 2012
The design for this Malaysian-Singaporean joint venture actively engages the space of the surrounding city to form a new civic nucleus in Singapore’s modern metropolis. The two towers are not conceived as autonomous objects, but defined by the spaces they create around them.

The Winged House
Architect: K2LD Architects Pte
Winged House Singapore
photo : Patrick Bingham Hall

Winged House – 10 Oct 2012
A private family residence situated on a uniquely shaped triangular plot, the Winged House frames the site with two prominent forms – the trapeziums. These forms open towards the main view at the back of the site where 3 existing majestic palms are, and of lush greenery. These embracing forms carve out and frame a middle garden for friendly and private gatherings.

Gardens by the Bay Conservatories : World Building of the Year Award
Wilkinson Eyre Architects with Grant Associates
Gardens by the Bay Conservatories Singapore
photo © Tan Yew Siong

Gardens by the Bay Conservatories Singapore – 5 Oct 2012
The architects have completed two of the largest climate-controlled conservatory buildings in the world, as the architectural centrepiece of Singapore’s new 54-hectare Bay South Garden, which is the first completed part of the spectacular Gardens by the Bay project and opened to the public on June 29th.

JKC1 Singapore
Architect: ONG&ONG Pte Ltd
JKC1 Singapore
photo from architects

JKC1 Singapore – 9 Oct 2012
This is one of three ‘good class bungalow’ plots carved from a larger plot developed by the Keck Seng Group. The house sits on a slight incline and overlooks a pool in the front yard, following the feng shui belief of balancing the “mountain” and “water” elements. The first floor’s living and dining area is a vast and continuous space providing an unobstructed view of the pool and front lawn. The generously proportioned kitchen with laundry area is located to the back of the house together with the garage.

V on Shenton, Singapore
Design: Ben van Berkel / UNStudio
V on Shenton Building
image : UNStudio

V on Shenton – 14 Aug 2012
Ben van Berkel / UNStudio have designed the new UIC building, ‘V on Shenton’, in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District. The former UIC Building dominated the city skyline as Singapore’s tallest building for many years since its completion in 1973 and was part of an important collection of towers located along Shenton Way in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District. Today, the area is undergoing rejuvenation and transformation and ‘V on Shenton’, the new UIC building, forms part of this redevelopment. The dual programming of ‘V on Shenton’, comprising office and residential, presents a unique situation in this area of the city.

Maritime Xperiential Museum, Resorts World Sentosa
Michael Graves & Associates
Maritime Xperiential Museum
photo Courtesy of Michael Graves Associates

Maritime Xperiential Museum – 10 Jul 2012
International architects and designers, Michael Graves & Associates (MGA) announce the completion of the Maritime Xperiential Museum (MXM) at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) in Singapore. The project, lead by MGA Studio head Patrick Burke, marks another phase in RWS’s development. MGA completed Phase 1 in February of 2011, a $4 billion project, which included top-flight hotels, family entertainment, fine dining, and world-class gaming on 121 acres just across Keppel Harbor from downtown Singapore.

Singapore Institute of Architects Architectural Design Awards
Winning Buildings + Architects – News
19 Sunset Place Singapore
photo from Singapore Institute of Architects
Singapore Institute of Architects Architectural Design Awards – 18 May 2012
Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) announce the recipients of the 12th SIA Architectural Design Awards, the profession’s highest recognition of works that exemplify excellence in architectural design. Selected from 112 submissions, 22 recipients will be honoured on 18 May 2012 at the SIA 51st Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony to be held at Resorts World Convention Centre.

WAF Awards Singapore : World Architecture Festival 2012

Major Recent Singapore Buildings

Singapore Gardens by the Bay
Design: Grant Associates
Gardens by the Bay Singapore
photo : Darren Chin

Singapore Gardens by the Bay – 19 Jun 2012
Designed by Grant Associates as tree-like structures between 25 metres and 50 metres in height (9 to 16 storeys), the 18 Supertrees are uniquely designed vertical gardens, with emphasis placed on creating a “wow” factor through the vertical display of tropical flowering climbers, epiphytes and ferns. At night, these canopies come alive with lighting and projected media produced by Lighting Planners Associates.

One Raffles Place Tower 2, Singapore CBD
One Raffles Place Tower 2 Singapore
photo : SAA Architects

One Raffles Place Tower 2 Singapore – 16 May 2012
A sustainable LED-lighted skyscraper building “poised to infuse vibrancy into the downtown core with full glass windows”. This landmark offers panoramic views of Singapore and multiple green features that enhance the quality of the working environment.

Reflections at Keppel Bay
Studio Daniel Libeskind
Reflections at Keppel Bay
image © Courtesy of Keppel Bay Pte Ltd

Reflections at Keppel Bay Singapore – 14 Feb 2012
The series of high-rise undulating towers is the focal point of this project. These sleek curving forms of alternating heights create graceful openings and gaps between the structures allowing all to have commanding views of the waterfront, Sentosa, the golf course and Mount Faber.

Singapore Office Buildings

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

Singapore Architecture

Major South East Asia Architecture Projects, alphabetical:

Beach Road – New mixed-use district
Foster + Partners
Singapore Beach Road
image : Foster + Partners

Beach Road Singapore : Design Contest
Bishan Central – Singapore Condominium
Safdie Architects
Bishan Central Condo Singapore
image from CapitaLand

Bishan Central
The Helix Bridge
Cox Rayner Architects
The Helix Bridge Singapore
photograph : Christopher Frederick Jones

Helix Bridge
Marina Bay Sands Buildings, Marina Bay
Moshe Safdie and Associates with Aedas
Marina Bay Sands
photo © Tom Ravenscroft

Marina Bay Sands
National Library Building
T.R. Hamzah & Yeang ; DP Architects
National Library Singapore
photo © Tom Ravenscroft

National Library Singapore
OCBC Center
Pei Cobb Freed & Partners – I.M. Pei
OCBC Center
photo © Tom Ravenscroft

OCBC Center : 52 storeys / 198m high
OUB Centre
Tange Associates – Kenzo Tange
OUB Centre
photo © TR

OUB Centre : 63 storeys / 280m high
School of the Arts
School of the Arts Singapore
photo : Patrick Bingham-Hall

School of the Arts Singapore
Scotts Tower – Residential tower building
Rem Koolhaas Architects / OMA
Singapore building
image from OMA

Singapore Tower : iconic architecture
Singapore Arts Centre Esplanade Theatres
Michael Wilford & Partners + DP Architects
Singapore Arts Centre
photo © Tom Ravenscroft

Singapore Arts Center Building
Supreme Law Court of Singapore
Foster + Partners
Supreme Law Court Singapore
picture © TR

Supreme Law Court of Singapore
UOB Plaza One
Tange Associates – Kenzo Tange
UOB Plaza One
picture © Tom Ravenscroft

UOB Plaza One : 66 storeys / 280m high

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Capella Singapore – luxury hotel, Sentosa Island
Foster + Partners
Capella Singapore
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Capella Singapore

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