Tanjong Pagar Centre

The Tallest in Singapore

Standing at a height of 290 metres (951 feet), Tanjong Pagar Centre will be Singapore’s tallest building when is slated to be completed in 2017. The building complex, at over 1.7 million square feet, includes grade A offices, a retail village, major subway station, luxury residences, a luxury hotel and an urban park. The complex will have a LEED Platinum rating and will become a major cultural center in Singapore. 


The Meaning of the Tower

The concept design phase for the building was incredibly important in spatially negotiating the various design requests and requirements of the project while staying within the zoning of the site. The importance of the design of the building was incredibly important to the government and history of Singapore. As the tallest building in the country, it stands as a symbol and should represent the country. The zoning of the site was split to organize the different programs and in order to make the mass of the tower look more slender, a simple massing setback at the center of the tower made the building look as if it were two vertical pieces rather than one large mass. Through shaping the building, articulating the forms, we created a correlation between Chinese symbols to the adjacent neighborhoods and the form of the building. From the Central Business District, the tower reads as the symbol for gateway. From the residential area of Singapore, the tower reads as the symbol for neighborhood.




Company: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Role: Concept Design, Schematic Design, Architectural Design

Client: Tanjong Pagar



Concept Design, Schematic Design, Architectural Rendering, Aerial Views, Photorealistic Images


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