With construction of the Mass Rapid Transit system underway inContract called for the procurement of rolling stock— cars in Phase One and an option for cars in Phase Two. At least eight companies from around the world submitted bids for what they had nicknamed the "Big One". The trains were fitted with Stone Platt air-conditioning, Duwag bogies, Sig gangways, Scharfenberg couplers and Westinghouse brakes. The interior fittings were replaced with white walls and new seats and installed further back to allow more standing space.
The 5 main objectives of the National Gallery Singapore are as follows: Research, exhibit and promote Southeast Asian artworks for the enjoyment of all To be a central civic space, providing a platform for artistic expression and learning as well as lifestyle destination: The island city has witnessed increasing attendance and participation in key events and festivals such as the Singapore BiennaleSingapore Arts Festival and Singapore Art Show.
A steering committee, initially chaired by Dr. The steering committee was supported by an executive committee and four advisory groups. The advisory groups provided advice on museologyarchitectural conservationfinance and communications.
However, this still left many design options open such as the addition of roof and basement floors. The jury made their decision after appraising models and digital mock-ups, as well as engaging the five finalists in a presentation and question-and-answer session. The jury's decision was presented to MICA, which then decided on who to commission to design and build the art gallery.
An announcement on the final design was made in the first quarter of Studio Milou Architecture is a French architectural firm, with branches in Paris and Singapore that specialise in the design of museums and cultural spaces. Led by principal architect and lead partner Jean-Francois Milou, the firm has a reputation for working with adaptive reuse of historical buildings, seeking imaginative solutions while respecting the building's historical fabric, meaning and surroundings.
Headquartered in Singapore, CPG Consultants has extensive expertise in conservation and preservation of buildings. To date, the company has completed over 20 such projects in Singapore, most of which are gazetted monuments.
The design incorporated an extended staircase linking the basement to the upper levels, making use of solar energy to provide electricity. Fine metal mesh had been proposed to cover most of City Hall. Panel members agreed it had "the most delightful design and appeal", and was ranked first among the top three designs.
The construction works on the buildings began in January and opened its doors to the public officially on 24 November The buildings face an open field known as the Padang, which is a Malay word meaning "flat field". Through link bridges and a new basement level, the design for the new Gallery integrates the City Hall and former Supreme Court buildings, combining both old and new architecture.
The architecture of the former Supreme Court building is in harmony with that of its neighbour, City Hall. The general layout of the building exemplifies British colonial architecturecomprising four blocks of offices and courtrooms surrounding a central rotunda with a dome that was originally used to house a circular law library.
It was to be the last classical building to be built in Singapore. United Engineers Ltd was the building contractor. There are the tympanum sculptures and ornamented frieze panels.
City Hall[ edit ] The City Hall building was built between and and was originally known as the Municipal Building. Designed by the British Municipal architects A. Meadows, it was used to house the offices of the Municipal Council, which was responsible for the provision of water, electricity, gas, roads, bridges and street lighting.Singapore has developed a simplified registration process to allow new businesses and branch offices to efficiently take on the competition with the development of three government agencies that streamline business registration.
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