New Chinatown Point, Singapore

Completed (2012)

Located at the main junction of New Bridge Road and Upper Cross Street, Chinatown Point possesses the urban potential of creating a civic plaza that serves as a prime meeting point. By taking reference to the Chinese hand fan as the design inspiration for the civic plaza canopy, local festive celebrations and cultural events can now take place on the sheltered plaza throughout the year.

With the encouragement from the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), the new Chinatown Point podium façade will be utilizing dynamic lighting and media display strategies to generate exciting visual experiences as well as a re-establish itself as a renewed landmark in Chinatown.

Inspired by the traditional shop houses found in the Chinatown, the podium façade design for the new Chinatown Point takes on a contemporary interpretation of the shop house façade typology with the “chopstick” inspired light columns further accentuating the rhythmic pattern typically found along a row of shop houses.

Building Type: Commercial
Location: 133 New Bridge Road, Singapore
Client: Perennial Real Estate Pte Ltd
Gross Floor Area: 53,610 sqm 
Site Area: 9,216 sqm
Status: Completed (2012)
Photography Credit: Darren Soh