|Former names||Overseas Union Bank Centre
One Raffles Place
|Location||1 Raffles Place
Downtown Core, Singapore
|Owner||OUB Centre Limited
United Overseas Bank
|Management||OUB Centre Limited|
|Roof||280 m (920 ft)|
4 below ground
|Floor area||10,178 m2 (109,560 sq ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Kenzo Tange Associates|
|Developer||OUB Centre Limited|
|Structural engineer||Bylander Meinhardt Parnership|
|Main contractor||Kajima Corporation|
Overseas Union Bank Centre (Chinese: 华联银行大厦), is one of the three tallest skyscrapers in the city of Singapore, sharing the title with the UOB Plaza and Republic Plaza. At 280 m (920 ft), it was the tallest building in the world outside North America at the time of its completion in 1986, surpassing South Korea's 63 Building completed one year earlier, until it was succeeded by the Bank of China Tower. The building sits at the city centre of Raffles Place.
- The building consists of two triangular structures with a small space between them.
- The steel frame allows for column-free office space.
- The floor system is of reinforced concrete slab composite with a ribbed steel deck.
- A car park, retail areas, and a link to the MRT system can be found above and below ground.
- The tower is clad with chemically treated aluminium alloy which changes colour along with the light it reflects.
- Square and circular designs perforate the building's façade, etched by a grid pattern of rectangles and window units.
- The dramatic entrance is presented by an eight-storey cutaway, coupled with skylights and other lighting effects to create an airy feel.
Frenchman Alain Robert, well known for climbing skyscrapers, attempted a climb on this building in 2000. After reaching the 21st floor, the police dissuaded Robert's ascent, and he reentered the building through a window on the 23rd floor.
A new commercial tower was constructed next to the existing tower. Ground bearing ceremony was on 26 September 2008. The new tower was open in 2011 with 38 floors. Upon completion of the new tower the complex was officially renamed One Raffles Place.
- OUB Centre at CTBUH Skyscraper Database
- OUB Centre at Emporis
- OUB Centre at SkyscraperPage
- OUB Centre at Structurae
- "Regus: Singapore One Raffles Place". Regus. Retrieved 2011-10-28.
- "About: One Raffles Place". One Raffles Place. Retrieved 28 October 2011.
- "Weblink to Official Website News". Retrieved 2009-10-26.
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