Ascott Raffles Place Singapore
Symbol of growth, heritage icon restored
Once the tallest building in Southeast Asia in the 1950s, this former Asia Insurance building has been sensitively restored into a premier serviced apartment. Care was taken to preserve the art deco architecture, including the crown at the top installed to mark the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
Careful restoration and design work creatively addressed the challenge of drastically changing the layout of the office tower to fit the residential suites while retaining its original features. Over 300 steel window frames were restored and sound proofed. The world’s first high-rise mail chute in the 1880s was also preserved.
At A Glance
Location: 2 Finlayson Green, Singapore
Scope of Work:
Architectural, CS Engineering, ME Engineering
Symbol of Singapore’s emergence as a regional powerhouse
BCA Design & Engineering Safety Excellence Awards
Cityscape Global Awards Highly Commended
SIA Architectural Design Awards Honorary Mention
URA Architectural Heritage Awards
First modern high rise office after World War II