Guoco Tower

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Guoco Tower
Tanjong Pagar Centre.jpg
Record height
Tallest in Singapore since 2016[I]
Preceded byOne Raffles Place; UOB Plaza;
Republic Plaza
General information
TypeResidential, hotel, office
LocationTanjong Pagar, Central Business District, Singapore
Address1 Wallich Street, Singapore 078881
Coordinates1°16′37.560″N 103°50′45.960″E / 1.27710000°N 103.84610000°E / 1.27710000; 103.84610000Coordinates: 1°16′37.560″N 103°50′45.960″E / 1.27710000°N 103.84610000°E / 1.27710000; 103.84610000
Construction started2013
Completed2016
Height290 m (950 ft)
Technical details
Floor count64, 3 below ground
Floor area158,000 m2 (1,700,000 sq ft)
Design and construction
ArchitectArchitects 61; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
DeveloperGuocoLand Limited
Structural engineerArup Group
Main contractorSamsung C&T Corporation
Website
https://guocotower.com/
References
[1]

Guoco Tower, formerly known as the Tanjong Pagar Centre,[2] is a S$3.2 billion mixed-use development located in Tanjong Pagar, Singapore.[3] With a height of 290 m (950 ft), it is the tallest building in Singapore, breaking the record held jointly by UOB Plaza, One Raffles Place and Republic Plaza for more than 20 years.[4]

Background[edit]

Completed in 2016, the 64-storey, 1.7 million sq ft skyscraper was developed by GuocoLand and designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. It is the headquarters of Guocoland Limited and is the only skyscraper exempted from the height restriction of 280 m.[5] Guoco Tower houses the rooftop Urban Park, the Wallich Residence apartment complex, and a hotel by Sofitel Hotels & Resorts.[4]

The development won the 2014 World Architecture News Mixed-Use Award in the Future Projects category,[6] and was shortlisted for the 2015 World Architecture Festival Commercial Mixed-Use Award in the Future Projects category.[7]

Notable residents[edit]

In July 2019, James Dyson spent £43 million (US$52.8 million) on a 21,108 sq ft triplex flat at the top of the building.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Guoco Tower". CTBUH Skyscraper Center.
  2. ^ "British billionaire James Dyson snaps up Singapore's priciest penthouse". CNA. 10 July 2019. Retrieved 24 July 2019.
  3. ^ Lim, Patrick John (13 January 2016). "High hopes: Singapore's upcoming tallest building aims to rejuvenate Tanjong Pagar". Channel NewsAsia.
  4. ^ a b Whang, Rennie (14 January 2016). "Tanjong Pagar Centre: New tallest building in Singapore after 20 years". The Straits Times.
  5. ^ Zachariah, Natasha Ann (4 April 2015). "Tanjong Pagar Centre: Work, live, relax in 290m-high building". The Straits Times.
  6. ^ "WAN AWARDS: Mixed-Use Award 2014: Singapore and Holland share the podium". World Architecture News. 27 January 2015.
  7. ^ Rosenfield, Karissa (22 June 2015). "Shortlist Announced for World Architecture Festival Awards 2015". ArchDaily.
  8. ^ Davies, Rob (10 July 2019). "James Dyson buys £43m penthouse in Singapore" – via www.theguardian.com.
  9. ^ Rashiwala, Kalpana (10 July 2019). "Dyson owner forks out S$73.8m for Singapore's costliest penthouse". The Business Times.