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View Poll Results: Republic Plaza
10 60 11.15%
9.5 22 4.09%
9 86 15.99%
8.5 63 11.71%
8 85 15.80%
7.5 38 7.06%
7 52 9.67%
6.5 16 2.97%
6 16 2.97%
5.5 3 0.56%
5 11 2.04%
4.5 8 1.49%
4 7 1.30%
3.5 4 0.74%
3 or less 67 12.45%
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Old October 29th, 2002, 04:09 AM   #1
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#060 l Republic Plaza l SINGAPORE l 280m l 66fl

Republic Plaza
Singapore, Singapore


HEIGHT: 280m/919 feet
FLOORS: 66 floors
COMPLETION: 1995
ARCHITECT:Kisho Kurokawa Architects & Associates

The high-rise building is to be built adjacent to the Raffles Place in the central business district of Singapore. It consists of office space in the tower and car parks in the podium. The first basement floor, composed of a variety of shops and restaurants, is accessible by the escalator from the covered walkway on the street level and is linked to the subway station on the basement level of the Raffles Place adjacent to the site.

The height of the tower is 280 meters, which is the highest possible height under the air-traffic control restriction of Singapore. In order to maintain a fine, ocean view from the upper floors of the office tower, the axis of the tower is turned by 45 degrees from the axis of the ground floor level. The exterior finish is the combination of the granite with strip windows and the curtain wall made of tinted glass. The curtain wall surrounding the four sides is gradually inclined to smoothly shift the octagonal configuration of the typical floor.

The top of the tower, where the executive club for the owner including guest rooms, and other facilities is located, will be lit up during the night to be a landmark of Singapore. The tower won the World Best Architecture Award (by FIABCI) in 1997.















http://www.kisho.co.jp/WorksAndProje...lic/index.html

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Old October 29th, 2002, 04:18 AM   #2
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8.5/10

This building has slowly grown on me as I wasn't too keen on it at first. It looks like a step-brother compared to the OUB and UOB. But it helps frame the skyline well with its lighted top at night.


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Old October 29th, 2002, 08:35 AM   #3
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Love the sleek and sexy shape of the building and how it turns 45 degrees in the middle. Another one of my favs in the world.

10/10
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Old October 29th, 2002, 10:17 AM   #4
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A taller version of his earlier 1988 Central Plaza 1 project in Brisbane which comes in at 174m.

Kurokawa always says these are based on crystalline forms.

Still good stuff.

8.5

CP1 in Brisbane (for comparative purposes).

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Old October 29th, 2002, 10:19 AM   #5
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9.5, not as good as the other 2, but still its a masterpeice
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Old October 29th, 2002, 03:50 PM   #6
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Hah~ not bad man!! 8.9/10
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Old October 29th, 2002, 04:17 PM   #7
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Hah~ not bad man!! 8.9/10
Agreed!
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Old October 29th, 2002, 11:39 PM   #8
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how am I supposed to decide which of the 3 Singapore towers is the best when they're all brilliant designs?

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Old October 30th, 2002, 12:17 AM   #9
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a beauty .. i love Singapores towers . . .9/10
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Old October 30th, 2002, 02:24 AM   #10
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So do I. This is my most favorite in Singapore. 10/10
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Old October 31st, 2002, 03:49 AM   #11
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10/10 fantastic - everything it's shorter Australian cousins could've been.

Magnificent as this is, lets hope Kurowara's best is forthcoming.
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Old November 2nd, 2002, 08:08 PM   #12
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not much of a favorite...
the design is not so striking to me!
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Old November 4th, 2002, 09:32 PM   #13
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8.5/10. I like it a lot. Especially the color scheme. Blues and browns, earth tones, always look good together., especially on Bellsouth in Nashville. In this case it appears to be a green with a slightly bluish tent.
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Old November 10th, 2002, 02:49 AM   #15
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I've only seen it in photos, perhaps in person it looks better. 7.

It is an obvious part of the well-framed Singapore skyline, though!
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Old November 16th, 2002, 01:33 PM   #16
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8/10
the exterior does look rather plain but its shape is pleasing. and its lobby is one of the best in office buildings in singapore too... my mother works there... on the 56th storey out of the 62floors available on the elevator
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Old November 16th, 2002, 03:19 PM   #17
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the exterior does look rather plain but its shape is pleasing. and its lobby is one of the best in office buildings in singapore too... my mother works there... on the 56th storey out of the 62floors available on the elevator
Your mum works so high up there?! That is so cool! Have u been inside?

I heard there is an exclusive club on top, and membership is by recommendation only.
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Old November 16th, 2002, 04:13 PM   #18
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yep... i'm been in there more times than i can count... my mother's office bought a membership in the club... i think there've been two fires in the club since it started... scary huh...

i used to climb up on the drawers to look out the building using her boss's binoculars when he's not around.. hehe
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Old November 17th, 2002, 04:41 AM   #19
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a funky but interesting design!!...the indentations in the glass and the 2 tone color scheme works well here...9/10
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Old November 18th, 2002, 06:53 PM   #20
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8.5/10 - This one really races skyward, and the facade dances with the light. The setbacks, indentations, and the contrast provided by the inlays of pure glass in the facade really help; so does the fact that the windows show up in strips, not as individual holes.
They might have done a bit more with the roof, but overall, a sleek and impressive tower. Maybe I should have given it a 9...
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