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Old September 11th, 2007, 05:21 PM   #21
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is that how it looked like bfr the land reclaimation ?
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Old September 11th, 2007, 05:25 PM   #22
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Yes! The entire reclaimed portion now is where Suntec City & Millenia is!

The picture is taken in the 1960s, when Beach Road used to be near the sea, and you can see the Raffles Hotel in the pic.

More nice pics of Singapore in the 60s here.
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Old September 11th, 2007, 05:37 PM   #23
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Yes! The entire reclaimed portion now is where Suntec City & Millenia is!

The picture is taken in the 1960s, when Beach Road used to be near the sea, and you can see the Raffles Hotel in the pic.

More nice pics of Singapore in the 60s here.
nocw i know why they named it BEACH road

wish to be in the past
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Old September 12th, 2007, 10:14 AM   #24
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Beach Road used to be where the beach line is. Until it was reclamed by the British, to where the NCO Club and Nicoll Highway was on. Then in the 70s it was reclamed again.
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Old September 13th, 2007, 03:42 PM   #25
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CityDev says its investment in South Beach project will hit S$2.73b

11 Sep 07



SINGAPORE : City Developments (CityDev) says its new project at Beach Road will cost at least S$2.73 billion.

The figure was revealed by Executive Chairman Kwek Leng Beng at the Forbes Global CEO Conference on Tuesday.

CityDev and its partners edged out six other contenders for the mixed site at Beach Road with an aggressive bid that promises to add more buzz to the Marina area.

The South Beach development is set to change the landscape at the Marina area.

CityDev and its partners are investing billions of dollars into the project which will stand out not only for its design, but also for its eco-friendly features.

Its subsidiary Scottsdale Properties has partnered Dubai World's Istithmar and US-based El-Ad to build the mixed development by 2012.

The Singapore developer is excited to be working with world-renowned names.

Mr Kwek said: "They came in because they knew me and they wanted a local partner and this is the Plaza owner, the new Plaza owner as well as Dubai World. They came in for the first time and I'm glad that we are able to target these two partners to create more good opportunities for investors all over the world."

As for the current property boom in Singapore, the CityDev chief said it is nowhere near the end of the cycle.

Mr Kwek said: "Prices mean opportunity, as the Chinese say, as Mr Forbes also said last night, and I am a bottom fisher. I like to go in when the market is bad. And I believe there's still a lot of upside. The mid-end is still below 19 per cent from the peak of 1996, and therefore I believe there is a lot of upside."

He added that though the high-end market looked like it has gone up some 70 per cent since the boom started in 2005, that is only 10 per cent in real terms.

Speaking to Channel NewsAsia, he said there is a silver lining to the recent market turmoil. "There was frenzy buying before but with the sub-prime, it's natural that our Singaporean as well as some overseas investors... will be a little bit more cautious. This is good - a win-win situation for the buyers because then they do not need to chase after runaway prices.

"It's good for the developer if they want to think in terms of sustainability as most of them would want to think of sustainability. It's good for the government because the market corrected itself, I think they're much relieved."

Market watchers have speculated that the consortium may bring in the Barneys New York retail brand through one of its partners Istithmar, and although Mr Kwek said 'anything is possible', he also revealed that they are looking at bringing in a 7-star luxury resort brand One & Only.


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Old September 14th, 2007, 04:26 PM   #26
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Old September 24th, 2007, 04:56 PM   #27
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Architects on the design of South Beach:



Shade of doubt

22 Sep 07

Beach Road's upcoming wave-like canopy is drawing criticism for covering historical buildings in the area
By Tay Suan Chiang, DESIGN CORRESPONDENT




While architect Mink Tan thinks the canopy seems to be 'trying to hide horrible features', it also introduces an architectural language 'yet to be seen in Singapore' ASITE where thousands of Singaporean males did their military training is now turning into a zone of dispute among architects.
Opinions are split over a controversial design for a new development at the old Beach Road camp.

The point of contention is a huge canopy, shaped like a wave, which straddles the development called South Beach. It will consist of two spanking-new blocks towering over three 1930s army blocks and the former Non-Commissioned Officers (NCO) Club built in 1952.

The old concrete buildings were given conservation status in 2002 due to their rich historical and architectural significance - the Beach Road camp was the venue for the first National Service enlistment in 1967. The army blocks are in Art Deco style known for elegant, functional features, while the club is a hybrid of that and what came in the 1950s, called Modern.

Under a plan by the architects who landed the project - renowned British architecture firm Foster & Partners - the old and new buildings will be linked by a canopy.

The canopy also provides shade for part of the 3.5ha site.

It rises at some areas and lowers at others, resembling huge waves. Some parts of the canopy hover around one conservation block, another covers it, while yet another part appears to go into a block.

Other parts of the canopy also appear to 'grow' into the sky, covering part of the facades of the two new towers.

While the canopy is making a splash with some architects, it is causing ripples of concern among others.

Mr Mink Tan of Mink Tan Architects says he dislikes how a part of the canopy covers the conservation building, adding that 'it seems a bit rude, and it is trying to hide horrible architecture'.

Forum Architects' Tan Kok Hiang says he likes the way the canopy covers the public spaces, but hopes that the wave canopy will 'touch or cover the old buildings ever so lightly. The canopy needs to be more thoughtful and sensitive to the conserved buildings'.

The two architects are also concerned with the way the canopy integrates with the tower blocks.

Forum's Mr Tan says he's come to expect elegance from the firm and 'this scheme seems to need more work'.

Mr Mink Tan says the canopy and the towers seem like a 'strange marriage'.

'It looks like the two schemes were forced together.'


First of its kind

STILL, architects have words of praise for the canopy as well.

Indeed, Mr Mink Tan points out that this wave-like canopy is possibly the first of its kind in Singapore.

He says: 'It introduces an architectural language yet to be seen in Singapore on a urban and public scale.'

He hopes this will encourage developers to 'be more adventurous'.

Architect John Ting of AIM & Associates says creating the wave-like form over the conservation buildings 'results in an interesting and dynamic architectural engagement'.

He adds that 'the interplay of the old and new architectural forms presents a masterly urban composition that is pleasing'.

Mr Tai Lee Siang, president of the Singapore Institute of Architects, says the design of the lower canopy will change the Singapore skyline. The design of the towers will also complete the last gap between the Beach Road stretch of office towers and Marina Centre.

Foster & Partners had earlier designed the new Supreme Court building and the Expo MRT station. The firm has also done other iconic buildings such as the gherkin-shaped Swiss Re Tower in London and the futuristic-looking Hongkong and Shanghai Bank headquarters in Hong Kong.

Mr Anthony Chia, City Developments Limited's (CDL) deputy general manager of design and projects, says the design team gave much thought to the canopy and was 'wary of having a heavy hand when integrating it with the old buildings'.

CDL is one of the developers for the project.

By creating the canopy over the old buildings and enclosing it in a glass facade, usable space can be created.

'Glass will still allow the buildings' original facade to be seen while allowing visitors to enjoy the space in front of it,' he explains.

The canopy that rides up with the towers does serve a purpose. Mr Chia says it regulates the amount of sun that falls onto the towers' facades by providing some shade.

South Beach will boast two new towers of 45 storeys and 42 storeys plus the four conservation buildings - the former NCO building and Blocks 1, 9 and 14 of the former Beach Road Camp.

It is expected to be completed by 2012 and will house offices, two hotels, residences and retail space. It is developed by a consortium comprising Scottsdale Properties (a subsidiary of City Developments Limited), Istithmar Beach Road Fze and Elad Group Singapore.

They won the tender site with a winning bid of $1.689 billion.

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Old March 30th, 2008, 02:53 PM   #28
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Wave of Anticipation on Beach Road

Created to “stand tall as an emblem of economic and business possibilities for Singapore”, the South Beach project is one of the most highly anticipated developments in our city, adding new buzz and a fresh dimension to our skyline. It is also well-positioned to catalyse the makeover of the neighbouring Ophir-Rochor corridor.

by Pearly Cheong



An agreement was signed between the Singapore Government and a consortium comprising City Developments Ltd, Dubai World’s Istithmar and United States-based Elad group to build the landmark South Beach project on 4 December 2007. The consortium had previously secured the 3.5-ha site in September 2007. Ms Grace Fu, Minister of State for National Development, who was the Guest of Honour at the signing ceremony, said that the South Beach site “is on one of the most prestigious sites that has been offered for sale through the Government Land Sales programme in recent years”.

Enlightened design suited for our times
South Beach will house premium office space, two luxury hotels, exclusive city residences and exquisite retail space. With a total gross floor area of 146,827 sqm in two tower blocks rearing up to 45 storeys high adjoining four conserved blocks, the site occupies a prime location in Singapore’s Downtown.

Costing more than $2.5 billion to develop (inclusive of the $1.69 billion land price), and to be completed in 2012, the development also adopts an environmentally friendly design approach and green technologies that are specially adapted to our tropical climate.

Given its strategic location at Beach Road, the Government had emphasised the requirement of both design and price in the tender for the site. A two-envelope tender system was adopted to ensure that the development on this site met the high standards expected in design concept, quality of architecture, and sensitive adaptive use of the conservation buildings, besides providing attractive public spaces and effective pedestrian access.

New currents shaping a vibrant district
Also in her speech at the signing ceremony, Ms Fu signaled that the government intends to build on the momentum created by South Beach by making available the land parcels along Beach Road and at the Ophir Road/Rochor Road corridor for development. This corridor has been earmarked to become a commercial node, complementing the Marina Bay area with a critical mass of office, hotel and other developments. It will also serve as a convenient connection between the established commercial node at Marina Centre and the Bugis area.

Choice location – Singapore
The South Beach project marks the first participation of Istithmar and Elad, two major international investors, in a Government land tender in Singapore. It is also testament of an increasing foreign interest in real estate investment in our city.

Ms Fu announced that the total year-to-date figure for foreign real estate investment in Singapore is estimated to have reached $8.8 billion in 2007. This represents an increase of 66% over the 2006 full-year volume of about $5.3 billion. In 2005, foreign investment was about $4.1 billion and in 2004 the figure was only $0.8 billion.


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Old March 30th, 2008, 10:01 PM   #29
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Pretty design and great cladding!
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GOLD???!!!!
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Make that three from Singapore, though not a local but been here 16 years.
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Old October 14th, 2009, 09:13 AM   #34
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Wow!! I moved back to Singapore earlier this year. I pass this site everyday - did not realize that this is whats coming up. Love the cladding. Hope its not going to be gold as the picture of the model suggests .

Anyone know when this will be ready? Asia sure has become Norman's favourite play area.
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What happened to this project?? On-hold?
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I wonder when construction works will start.................All they have there is the sign.
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