Funan’s vision for retail reimagined is woven into its architecture. A new paradigm for live, work and play in Singapore’s city centre, Funan offers a synergistic combination of retail, office and serviced residence components that is designed to appeal to savvy consumers pursuing quality of life in a socially-conscious and creative environment.

Visitors are greeted by a majestic 25-metre Tree of Life when they first enter the mall. In addition to being a symbol of live to liven Funan through creativity and curiosity, it also houses 20 retail pods, redefining the designs of shopping mall and shoppers’ experience. This is further complemented by an array of creative retail format and experience not found in typical malls. 

To deliver this new icon for the retail scene was a challenging task. The Tree of Life required 250 tonnes of composite steel as well as long cantilevers to create a sense of spaciousness. As the floor plan differs at every level, the structure had to be adjusted and catered to connect with every floor. 


Gross Floor Area

82,405 m2






Architecture, Civil & Structural Engineering


CapitaLand Ltd

In Collaboration with

Woods Bagot


Global RLI (Retail and Leisure International) Awards – Highly Commended (RLI Most Innovative Retail and Entertainment Project)
AIA International Chapter Architecture Awards – Commendation (Commercial Architecture)
ULI Asia Pacific Awards for Excellence – Winner
SIA Architectural Design Awards – Merit
BCA Universal Design Mark Award – Gold Plus

MIPIM Asia Awards – Bronze (Best Mixed-use Development)
BCI Asia Interior Design Awards – Winner

International Property Awards Asia Pacific – Winner in Mixed-use Architecture Singapore
BCA UD Mark Award – Gold Plus (Design)
BCA Green Mark Award – Gold Plus

Singapore's first Urban Farm in a mall

The 5,000 sq ft Urban Farm is designed as a production and functional space and houses more than 50 types of fruits and vegetables. Photo Credit: CapitaLand Ltd

First retail mall in Singapore with indoor cycling path

The indoor cycling path takes cyclists from the external cycling path to its Level 1 Bicycle Hub, providing added convenience to Funan's working community. Photo Credit: CapitaLand Ltd

Industrial chic design theme

The facade is made of perforated copper-brass coloured aluminum panels, which are coated with a dichroic finish and folded to create added texture.

One-of-a-kind Tree of Life

Extending from Basement 2 to Level 4, the 25-metre tall Tree of Life is the design centrepiece of Funan and houses 20 retail pods. Photo Credit: CapitaLand Ltd



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