The Gateway (Singapore)

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The Gateway
The Gateway Singapore.jpg
Alternative namesThe Gateway East
The Gateway West
General information
TypeCommercial offices
LocationBeach Road
Downtown Core, Singapore
Coordinates1°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
Roof150 m (490 ft)
Technical details
Floor count37
2 below ground
Design and construction
ArchitectI. M. Pei
Chua Ka Seng and Partners Chartered Architects
Main contractorT.Y. Lin Structural Engineers

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.

The embassy of Mexico is located on the 3rd floor of The Gateway East.


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".


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


  1. ^ "The Gateway East". CTBUH Skyscraper Database.
  2. ^ "The Gateway West". CTBUH Skyscraper Database.
  3. ^ The Gateway (Singapore) at Emporis
  4. ^ The Gateway (Singapore) at Glass Steel and Stone
  5. ^ "The Gateway West". SkyscraperPage.
  6. ^ "The Gateway East". SkyscraperPage.
  7. ^ "Projects". Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. 2011. Archived from the original on 15 March 2015. Retrieved 18 February 2011.
  8. ^ "Selected Works: Commercial". Chua Ka Seng & Partners Chartered Architects. 2011. Archived from the original on 13 April 2011. Retrieved 18 February 2011.

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