The Hive – Interior

Single Shot #39

The Learning Hub called the Hive is an iconic building found in the National Technological University of Singapore Campus.  Designed by Heatherwick Studio of England, it was completed in 2015. The Hive was awarded the BCA Green Mark Platinum Award by the Singapore government which is a benchmarking scheme that incorporates internationally recognized best practices in environmental design and performance.

The interior of the Hive is just as interesting, if not more, than the exterior. It is a must visit place for architects who want to see how interesting material selection and interior design for green buildings can have a striking and winning result.

Evening CityScape

Single Shot #38

A dusk shot of the city. Taken from the SwissHotel Singapore, it looks south towards the Bay Area. At the far left, we see the iconic three-towered Marina Bay Sands, a skyscraper designed by Moshie Safdie. On the left is the newer South Beach complex, designed by Foster + Partners, which houses  the JW Marriot Hotel.

Front and centre is the War Memorial Park. The memorial is a 61m structure comprising 4 columns representing the 4 races and joined at the base to signify unity. This structure is fondly known as “The Chopsticks”.

This area is part of the Singapore Civic district where visitors can view restored buildings which were a part of modern Singapore.

City Scape