10 Unique Buildings in Singapore to Inspire you!

As some may know, I'm very into buildings and architectural spaces, shapes, forms, and design as well as love photographing it. Here are some of my shortlisted exploration of Great Singapore's Unique Buildings!

From visiting a Church or a temple to house visiting, here's a list of wonderful list of stylish architectural as well as Iconic and interesting buildings in Singapore:

NTU The Hive
The Eight-Storey Beehive shape designed building is called "The Hive" and it is an Ecocampus for Student of  Nanyang Technological University. It is accessible to the public, however, keep your volume down, it's a school.
The Hive is designed to be a new campus space for students to interact, socialise and network with one another outside of formal classes. For those with a strong community spirit, the ensuing cross-pollination of ideas will be conducive to their ideation of social impact projects. The Hive can also host exhibitions, screenings, workshops and seminars to support the promotion of community engagement. What a bee-sy space!

Viewing both top or downwards are both awesome enough for photos. The exterior of it is not bad too!

The Hive @ NTU Address:
52 Nanyang Avenue
South Spine Learning Hub (The Hive), Nanyang Technological University
Singapore 639816


NTU ADM
Located at the junction of Nanyang Ave and Nanyang Drive, the new iconic School of Art, Design and Media is situated in a wooded valley right in the heart of the campus. The design was conceived as 3 intertwining blocks that are apparent natural extensions of the ground. These blocks interweave to enclose a picturesque plaza and landscape. Major spaces such as the Auditorium, Media Studios, library and art galleries surround this outdoor activity node.

The highlight of the building is the verdant turfed roof which blends with the ground contour. Apart from its visual impact, the turfed roofscape is a functional space which is easily accessible via sidesteps along the roof edge, thereby allowing the rooftop to be a scenic outdoor communal space. Environmentally, it helps to lower the roof temperature and surrounding areas.

ADM @ NTU Address:
81 Nanyang Drive,
Nanyang Technological University,
Singapore 637458

Pearl Bank Apartments

Pearl Bank Apartments is a high-rise private residential building on Pearl's Hill in Outram, near the Chinatown of Singapore.

As the tallest and densest residential building in Singapore when completed in 1976, Pearl Bank Apartments was one of Singapore's pioneers of high-rise, high-density living, and influenced urban development in Singapore and other cities in southeast Asia.
Pearl Bank Apartment Address:
1 Pearl Bank,
Singapore 169016

Church of St Mary of the Angels
The Church of St Mary of the Angels is a Roman Catholic church in Singapore completed in 2004. It is located in the Bukit Batok Planning Area, within the West Region of Singapore. Currently, the parish is home to some 8,500 parishioners. The parish caters to parishioners who come from the different parts of Singapore, mainly from Bukit Batok, Bukit Gombak, Hillview, Jurong East and Choa Chu Kang.

It grew out of the work of a group of Franciscan friars in the 1950s. The building was awarded the Singapore Institute of Architects Religious Building category award in 2004, and Design of the Year award at the first President's Design Award in 2006.

Church of St Mary of the Angels Church Address:
5 Bukit Batok East Ave 2,
Singapore 659918

Golden Mile Complex
The Golden Mile Complex development was the result of the department's first Sales of Sites programme in 1967.

The "Golden Mile" refers to the strip of land between Nicoll Highway and Beach Road. It was planned by the Singapore Government as a high-rise spine fronting Kallang Basin.
Golden Mile Complex Address:
5001 Beach Road,
Singapore 199588

Park Royal at Pickering
The hotel was designed by WOHA, a Singapore-based architecture firm known for incorporating extensive greenery in their buildings. Designed to be a "hotel-in-a-garden", Parkroyal on Pickering features extensive greenery, including green walls, water features and 15,000 square meters of tiered "sky gardens". The hotel's sky gardens are designed to be self-sustaining and consume minimal energy through the usage of solar cells, motion sensors, rainwater harvesting and reclaimed water.

Parkroyal on Pickering is a luxury hotel located in the Central Area of Singapore. The building's "hotel-in-a-garden" design has been lauded for its unique architecture.

Park Royal at Pickering Address:
3 Upper Pickering Street,
Singapore 058289

Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
(Sin Ming)

The Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery (also the Bright Hill Pujue Chan Monastery) (光明山普覺禪寺), is a Buddhist temple located in Bishan, Singapore.
Built by Zhuan Dao in the early 20th century to propagate Buddhism and to provide lodging for monks, this monastery is the largest Buddhist temple in Singapore.

Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery Address:
88 Bright Hill Road,
Singapore 574117

Wessex Estate
Wessex estate is made up of about a dozen houses and 26 blocks/flats. They were built in the late 1940s and early 50s and used up to the beginning of the 1970s, by the British army, when they left Singapore the government took over the control of the buildings.

The Portsdown homes were built in the Art Deco 'modern' style for the Hampshire regiment stationed at the Portsdown army camp. These were built around the late 1940s by the Public works department.

Wessex Estate Address:
Woking Road,
Singapore138705

Reflections at Keppel Bay
Reflections at Keppel Bay in Singapore is a luxury waterfront residential complex on approx 84,000 m² of land with 750m of shoreline and was completed by 2011.
Reflections at Keppel Bay Address:
29 Keppel Bay View,
Singapore 098417

Marina One

Marina One is a mixed-use development bounded by Marina Way and Straits View in Marina South, Singapore. The area has been earmarked by the Urban Redevelopment Authority to be a vibrant new growth area for residential, commercial and lifestyle activities.
Designed by Christoph Ingenhoven, Marina One covers a total gross floor area of approximately 3.67 million square feet. The development will include two 34-storey residential towers, two 30-storey prime grade Marina One was inaugurated on 15 January 2018.

Marina One Address:
7 Central Boulevard,
Singapore 018936


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