As an architect, you probably saw plenty of iconic Singapore architecture in your textbooks. Why not take a step further to see them in real life? Singapore is a perfect bucket list city for aspiring architects.
Beautiful architecture started to attract me when I was living in Hong Kong and my best friend (Valentin) is an architect. We would travel to see beautiful buildings. Needless to say, this evolved to a series of articles focusing on architectural design around the world.
Singapore is truly a concrete jungle with stunning architectural buildings.
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15 Iconic Singapore Architecture
Format: Building name | Main attraction and remarks | Address | Links (if any)
1. Marina Bay Sands | Iconic 3-tower building in Singapore, topped with a rooftop infinity pool | 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956 | MBS Rooftop Pool
2. Esplanade, Theatres on the Bay | Iconic “durian shaped” building with spikes as the roof | 1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981
3. Helix Bridge | Iconic bridge inspired by the structure of DNA | Bayfront Ave. Walk from Youth Olympic Park to Marina Bay Sands
4. Flower Dome & Cloud Forest | Signature giant air-conditioned glass greenhouse | 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
5. Marina Barrage | Park and gallery featuring sustainability. Interesting double-spiral design | 8 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018951
6. Gardens By The Bay | Impressive supertrees against skyscrapers | 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953 | Areas to Shoot
7. National Gallery | Former Supreme Court and City Hall building to become the National Gallery | 1 St Andrew’s Rd, Singapore 178957
8. Henderson Waves | Wave-shaped bridge near The Interlace | Henderson Rd, Singapore 159557
9. The Interlace | The most famous building that you’ll find in your architecture textbook. What happens when you mix Lego with buildings. | 180 Depot Rd, Singapore 109684
10. Pearl Bank Apartments | Super old apartments that Singapore used to have 50 years ago | 1 Pearl Bank, Singapore 169016
11. People’s Park Complex | The neighborhood is a mix of Chinese culture, old shophouses and funky design | 1 Park Rd, Singapore 059108
12. Kampung Admiralty | Winner of World Building of the Year 2018 | 676 Woodlands Drive 71, Singapore 730676| Details
13. PARKROYAL on Pickering | Greenery flourishes throughout the entire complex, and the trees and gardens of the hotel appears to merge with those of the adjoining park as one continuous sweep of urban parkland. | 3 Upper Pickering St, Singapore 058289 | Link
14. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple | Tang dynasty–style temple housing religious relics, with ornate rooms & a tranquil rooftop garden | 288 South Bridge Rd, Singapore 058840
15. The Hive NTU | Shaped like dimsum bamboo trays | 52 Nanyang Ave, Singapore 639816
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Only 1 building is repeated once. That is The Interlace. That building is too fascinating, iconic and crazy to not mention it!
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