SOM's Tanjong Pagar Centre in Singapore has won a World Architecture News Mixed-Use Award. The project, slated for completion in 2016, was the singular winner in the Future Projects subcategory.
The 160,000-square-meter project is located in Singapore’s historic Tanjong Pagar central business district. Comprising office, residential, retail and hospitality functions, the development will significantly contribute to the evolving skyline of Singapore and, once complete, will include one of the city’s tallest towers, rising 290 meters.
The scope of the development also encompasses major improvements to surrounding public spaces, including direct access to Singapore's MRT railway system and the creation of a “city room,” which will act as a covered public gathering area. Covered pedestrian pathways and cafe pavilions integrated into the landscape will further contribute to the urban vitality of the neighborhood.
According to World Architecture News, jury member Christopher Choa of AECOM noted: “Architecturally it is very skilful, and also it has two metro entrances and is bringing people in from street level down into the basement and up underneath this plaza which is a very nice environment to have in Singapore when you need to get into the shade.”
A second juror, Brian Honda of MIX Studio Works, added: “The public garden/park zone along the main street frontage does create a useful grand pavilion-esque court that is quite apt for Singapore's unique sauna-like climate as it provides an appreciable interface scale at the street not typical within most urban centres.”
Presented annually, the World Architecture News Awards recognizes architectural excellence in a variety of sectors and specialties — from urban design to performing arts spaces. This is the first year that the program has included a mixed-use category. Learn more.