Projects

May-Jun 2014

 

137 Market Street

Originally scheduled for demolition, 137 Market Street was instead remodelled and transformed into a contemporary office building with an emphasis on sustainability.

EXISITNG STRUCTURE AS A RESOURCE

A large part of the old structure was preserved and put to good use to reduce material wastage in construction. The basement to the 10th floor of the existing structure—making up 70 percent of the original building—were retained and preserved. This conserved section makes up nearly 60 percent of the new building in terms of floor area, reducing the need to transport and use up additional new resources, leading also to carbon conservation and savings in embodied energy.

FAÇADE

Unlike a typical office building with a monotonous sealed curtain wall façade, the façade for 137 Market Street is made up of bay windows with high-performance, double-glazed, and low-emissivity glass which encourages daylighting while minimising heat gain to the interiors.

The bay windows in this office tower were manipulated through a series of shifting and stacking, forming a staggering effect to create vertical monsoon windows. These are essentially sheltered operable windows that can remain open even in rainy weather.

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Project Data

Project Name
137 Market Street
Location
Singapore
Completion Date
January 2012
Site Area
358 square metres
Gross Floor Area
5,030 square metres
Building Height
67.5 metres
Client/Owner
Grace Global Ventures | Pte Ltd
Architecture Firm
Teh Joo Heng Architects
Principal Architect
Teh Joo Heng
Civil & Structural Engineer
Web Structures Pte Ltd
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer
J Roger Preston (S) Pte Ltd
 

 

Quantity Surveyor
Barton Bruce Shaw Pte Ltd
Main Contractor
Shanghai Chongkee Furniture &
Construction Pte Ltd
Subcontractor (Curtain Wall)
Seiko Architectural Wall System Pte Ltd
Façade/GM Consultant
Aurecon Singapore Pte Ltd
Lighting Consultant
Fabulux Pte Ltd
Images/Photos
Teh Joo Heng Architects; Jeremy San

 

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