The Gateway (Singapore)

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The Gateway
新门广场
The Gateway Singapore.jpg
Alternative names The Gateway East
The Gateway West
General information
Type Commercial offices
Location Beach Road
Downtown Core, Singapore
Coordinates 1°17′56″N 103°51′32″E / 1.2988°N 103.8589°E / 1.2988; 103.8589Coordinates: 1°17′56″N 103°51′32″E / 1.2988°N 103.8589°E / 1.2988; 103.8589
Completed 1990
Height
Roof 150 m (490 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 37
2 below ground
Design and construction
Architect I. M. Pei
Chua Ka Seng and Partners Chartered Architects
Main contractor T.Y. Lin Structural Engineers
References
[1][2][3][4][5][6]

The Gateway is a 37-storey, 150 m (490 ft), skyscraper complex completed in April 1990 on Beach Road in the Downtown Core of Singapore. The two buildings are named The Gateway East and The Gateway West.

Architecture[edit]

The architecture of The Gateway has been described as "world class" by the National Library Board. The buildings were designed by the U.S. based architect, I. M. Pei.[7] The local Singaporean architectural firm that worked on this project was Chua Ka Seng and Partners Chartered Architects (CKSP).[8] T.Y. Lin Structural Engineers from San Francisco also collaborated on the project.

The shape of the buildings is trapezoidal, which is similar to the form used by I. M. Pei in the critically acclaimed National Gallery of Art East Building in Washington, D.C. Locals refer to the buildings as "two towering cardboard boxes".

Tenants[edit]

The building's anchor tenants include logistics company DHL, Canon and technology company Y Soft.

Massing model of I M Pei's The Gateway in Singapore. 
The angular form of The Gateway 

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Gateway East at CTBUH Skyscraper Database
  2. ^ The Gateway West at CTBUH Skyscraper Database
  3. ^ The Gateway (Singapore) at Emporis
  4. ^ The Gateway (Singapore) at Glass Steel and Stone
  5. ^ The Gateway West at SkyscraperPage
  6. ^ The Gateway East at SkyscraperPage
  7. ^ "Projects". Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. 2011. Retrieved 18 February 2011. 
  8. ^ "Selected Works: Commercial". Chua Ka Seng & Partners Chartered Architects. 2011. Retrieved 18 February 2011. 

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