Major new entertainment area planned for Singapore
Published on Sep 7, 2010
Gaw Capital Partners has tendered to the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore to purchase the historic Capitol Theatre and its surrounding properties at the junction of Stamford and North Bridge Road. It intends to build an iconic and world-class landmark entertainment and hotel destination, having exclusively engaged the internationally acclaimed architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron.
Beyond its many award-winning projects such as the “Bird’s Nest” National Stadium for the Beijing Olympics, Herzog & de Meuron have realized many successful projects world-wide that re-animate valuable heritage structures and their surroundings through the introduction of cultural uses and public spaces. Examples include the Fünf Höfe Museum and retail development in the historic centre of Munich, the CaixaForum in Madrid, and the Tate Modern in London, which they are currently expanding due to its immense popularity.
This cutting-edge heritage proposal for Singapore involves revitalising three historically significant buildings – Capitol Theatre, Capitol Building and Stamford House – with cutting-edge entertainment uses, a new structure that extends the architectural language of the existing buildings with a bold contemporary statement, and a series of public spaces that connect, sculpt and activate the collection of original and new buildings.
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