UIC Building

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UIC Building
UIC building from Shenton Way.jpg
UIC Building is located in Singapore
UIC Building
Location within Singapore
Alternative namesUnited Industrial Corporation Limited Building
General information
StatusDemolished
TypeCommercial offices
Architectural styleBrutalist
Location5 Shenton Way
Singapore
Coordinates1°16′40.51″N 103°50′58.49″E / 1.2779194°N 103.8495806°E / 1.2779194; 103.8495806Coordinates: 1°16′40.51″N 103°50′58.49″E / 1.2779194°N 103.8495806°E / 1.2779194; 103.8495806
Completed1973; 46 years ago (1973)
Demolished2013; 6 years ago (2013)
Height
Roof152 m (499 ft)
Technical details
Floor count40
Design and construction
ArchitectChan Kui Chuan
Singapore Associate Architects
DeveloperUnited Industrial Corporation Limited
References
[1][2][3]

The UIC Building (United Industrial Corporation Limited Building) was a 40-storey, 152 m (499 ft) skyscraper in the city-state of Singapore. The tower was completed in 1973, and it was the 39th-tallest building in Singapore, tied in rank with Chevron House, Meritus Mandarin Singapore Tower Two, and One Marina Boulevard. At the time of its 1973 completion, the UIC Building was the tallest structure in the city-state and one of the tallest buildings in Southeast Asia.[3] It retained the former title for only one year, as the 162 m (531 ft) United Overseas Bank Plaza Two was completed in 1974. The building was renovated in 1986 and was given a new concrete facade in the Brutalist style of architecture.[2]

In 2007, United Industrial Corporation, under a collective sale, bought the 21.2 per cent of the UIC Building that it did not already own in order for a redevelopment.

The UIC Building is to become V on Shenton (Five on Shenton) development which will include mix of residential and commercial units. Demolition work has since been completed.[citation needed]

V on Shenton[edit]

V on Shenton
General information
TypeMixed residential and commercial
Location5 Shenton Way, Singapore
Coordinates1°16′40.51″N 103°50′58.49″E / 1.2779194°N 103.8495806°E / 1.2779194; 103.8495806
Completed2017; 2 years ago (2017) (estimated)
Height
Roof237 m (778 ft)
Technical details
Floor count54
Design and construction
ArchitectBen van Berkel of UN Studio
Architect 61
DeveloperUnited Industrial Corporation Limited
Website
V on Shenton

V on Shenton (pronounced as Five on Shenton) is a 54-storey, 237 m (778 ft) mixed residential and commercial development located at 5 Shenton Way, Singapore. It is developed by the United Industrial Corporation (UIC), and was completed in 2017. It has been built on the site of the current UIC Building.

The new development comprises one Office Tower (23 storeys) and one Residential Tower (54 storeys). The 99-year leasehold (from 1969) residential tower will feature a lap pool, Laundromat, outdoor island kitchens and gymnasium. Most of the higher-floor units will offer unobstructed views of the sea and city. The 23-storey office tower will not be released for sale and will be kept for the group’s own investment purposes.

V On Shenton will also have 588 car park lots.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UIC Building". CTBUH Skyscraper Center.
  2. ^ a b UIC Building at Emporis
  3. ^ a b "UIC Building". SkyscraperPage.
  4. ^ http://bizdaily.com.sg/newsite/property-v-on-shenton-residential-units-set-for-launch-end-july/