The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Heritage gem, lovingly restored
Built in 1885, this Chinese Chou-Zhou style courtyard house previously known as the House of Tan Yeok Nee was carefully restored, keeping the original architecture intact while introducing modern uses. All original elements were retained. Students and visitors get to enjoy this national monument, gazetted in 1974.
If you don’t know the past, how would you know the future
The only traditional Chinese courtyard house left
At A Glance
Location: 101 Penang Road, Singapore
Wing Tai Holdings Ltd
Scope of Work:
Architectural, CS Engineering, Interior
FIABCI World Prix D’ Excellence Awards Special Recognition
SIA Architectural Design Awards
URA Architectural Heritage Awards
The challenge was to restore the house sensitively, retaining its authenticity, while accommodating the school’s modern needs. Extensive research was carried out. A special expert team and native craftsmen specialised in traditional Chinese architecture were engaged. The result is a masterpiece with a new lease of life.