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In its pursuit to better pattern the activities of urban life, DP Architects has for 45 years explored architectural and planning techniques that inject new vitality into the city fabric. Many of the firm’s recent works are among the largest of their type in the world, developing or redeveloping enormous urban sites. The Dubai Mall, for instance, encloses 550,000sqm and in 2010 hosted nearly 50 million visitors. Resorts World Sentosa is a 49ha mixed-use entertainment and resort in Singapore consisting of five hotels and an underground casino; the complex has become one of the premier resort destinations in Southeast Asia.
DP Architects first took root in post-independence Singapore, and prides itself for having strongly contributed to writing the young nation’s architectural language. The firm’s first projects in the 1970s helped introduce Singapore to post-war modernism, and projects in the decades since have transformed the nation’s skyline and civic core, redefined the face of its most celebrated shopping street, conserved some of its most legible historical monuments, planned campuses for many of its growing universities, and developed its new National Stadium.
While working on projects in Singapore and abroad in East and Southeast Asia, DP Architects has defined a range of strategies and forms unique to contemporary Asian architecture. This monograph exhibits a collection of large-scale public projects in addition to chapters focusing on urban retail shopping centres, hotels, workplaces, high-density residential complexes, and academic institutions. The featured works provide insight into the firm’s broad expertise in designing for architectural type, accommodating regional requirements, and providing solutions for programmes of unprecedented scale and scope.