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Takenaka Receives Order for Restoration of the National Art Gallery, Singapore

Renewal, preservation and reuse of this historical building (formerly the Supreme Court and City Hall Buildings)

December 27, 2010Takenaka Corporation

As a result of a participating in a bid (with Takenaka as the sponsor) in a joint venture with Singapore Piling and Civil Engineering Pte. Ltd., Takenaka Corporation (President: Toichi Takenaka) has received the order for the restoration of the National Art Gallery, Singapore. The order received by the joint venture is worth 26 billion yen, and the contract runs for 44 months from January 19, 2011 to September 18, 2014.

■Outline of the project

Restoration work will be made on the former City Hall building, which was constructed in 1929 (standing for 81 years), and the former Supreme Court building, which was constructed in 1939 (standing for 71 years). Both buildings were designated as National Monuments in 1992. The aboveground restoration work calls for reuse of the buildings as the National Art Gallery, while keeping parts of the exterior walls and the interior, and adding three basement floors. The two buildings will be connected through the basement floors, and above ground at the top floor, the buildings will be connected by a newly-constructed glass roof. The buildings will be opened in stages as the National Art Gallery from 2014.

< Project outline>

Project name The National Art Gallery, Singapore – Proposed Restoration to The Former Supreme Court and City Hall Buildings (Monuments) with Addition of 3 Basements
Use Art Gallery
Building site The Republic of Singapore
Client National Heritage Board
Architectural design Studio Milou Architecture (France)
Detail design and Supervision CPG Consultants (Singapore)
Construction design Takenaka/Singapore Piling and Civil Engineering JV
Total area of restoration Approx. 60,000m²
Structure Reinforced concrete and Steel
Contract period January 19, 2011 to September 18, 2014 (44 months)
Contract amount About 26 billion yen (converted at 1 Singapore dollar = 64 yen)