CPF Building

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CPF Building
中央公积金局大厦
CPF Building.jpg
The CPF Building, with the look-alike DBS Building Tower One slightly behind.
Alternative names Central Provident Fund Building
General information
Status Complete
Type Government offices
Commercial offices
Architectural style Modernism (Brutalist)
Location Shenton Way, Downtown Core, Singapore
Coordinates 1°16′36″N 103°50′52″E / 1.2768°N 103.8479°E / 1.2768; 103.8479Coordinates: 1°16′36″N 103°50′52″E / 1.2768°N 103.8479°E / 1.2768; 103.8479
Owner Central Provident Fund Board
Height
Roof 171 m (561 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 46
Design and construction
Architect Public Works Department
References
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The CPF Building is a high-rise skyscraper located in the central business district of Singapore. The tower is located on 79 Robinson Road, in the Shenton Way and Tanjong Pagar zone.[4] The building is near several other skyscrapers such as DBS Building Tower One, SIA Building and Capital Tower, which are all about 100 metres away.[5] It houses the headquarters of the Central Provident Fund Board (CPF).

History[edit]

The CPF Building was designed by the Public Works Department, and was completed in 1976. Other firms involved in the development includes Lalesse Gevelliften BV (KONE Lalesse Gevelliftinstallaties), and the CPF. The building was reclad in 2001.[2]

Protests[edit]

On 12 August 2005, a rare demonstration by four people demanding greater transparency and accountability in Singapore's state-managed pension fund and other government-linked agencies. The two men and two women assembled at lunchtime outside the CPF building in the central business district, Robinson Road, Singapore. They claimed they did not need a permit and staged their protest for about an hour. However, soon a dozen anti-riot police wearing helmets and knee-high protective gear and carrying shields and batons forced them to disperse.[6]

Architecture[edit]

The CPF Building exhibits the International architectural style. Similar in design to DBS Building Tower One, the main materials used in its construction are aluminium reinforced concrete, glass and granite. The structural types applied in its development are cantilever, with a concrete core.[2]

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