Extending into the Digital Age
SingPost Centre

SingPost Centre solidified its relevance in a digital age with a 25,000sqm retail wing extension that embraces new technologies in online and offline commerce.

The design language articulated this by adopting fundamentally modernist ideals with its glass-and-steel architecture. Clarity of form, use of exposed steel girders, neurtral colours and linearity create an uncluttered silhouette that exudes timelessness and sophistication, and complements the structural expressionist architecture of the original Singapore Post building. The use of machine-milled profiles and modern materials carries into the interior spaces, and each detail is engineered to embody the disciplined industrial-chic aesthetic.

Spatially, the architectural scheme aimed to bring new experiential values and create opportunities for community-building. The existing open plaza was therefore, transformed from a singular-platform space into an integrated and purposeful network of public nodes at various levels. It also increased the volume of the public realm with the introduction of a roof garden which includes two restaurant pavilions, a playground, eight cinemas and servicing areas; and, an outdoor community plaza that flows from the development to Paya Lebar MRT Station, where it then connects with the PLQ Plaza.

Thus set in dialogue with its site context, the addition and alteration works for SingPost Centre not only revitalized the development and its relevance in this age of e-commerce. It also contributes to the reinvigoration of the precinct as a vibrant, integrated commercial hub.

Design team

DP Architects, DP Design, DP Sustainable Design