Centrium Square is a commercial development, designed with the aim of enhancing its locale in Singapore’s Little India precinct. It consists of an 11-storey office tower with 3 medical suites on top of a 5-storey retail podium.
Enveloped in a 115m frontage of colourful tessellation patterns in 2D geometric panels, the façade of the podium was conceived in reference to the rich heritage and colourful streetscape of Little India. The façade screen, composed in varying heights with vertical slots, draws its inspiration from the organic expression of the shophouse streetscapes with its party wall forming a rhythmic datum. The tessellation pattern strategy is carried vertically to accentuate the tower façade and further expressed along the covered walkways and mall interior. In these areas, a different scale of tessellation is applied to address visual perception at closer proximity.
The office tower is set back from the main road, with a simple rectangular form that allows for flexible floor plans. This provides landlord and tenants the option of combining multiple office units into larger areas if required. The office and medical suite units enjoy a 4.9m-high floor-to-floor height with full-height glass windows, maximising natural light and indoor visual comfort. The design scheme also offers unobstructed views of Little India conservation area, Orchard Road to the west, as well as the city centre and Marina Bay area southwest of the tower.
DP Architects, DP Engineers, DP Green