Tekka Place is an integrated development currently being built on the site of the former The Verge mall. It is positioned to become a lifestyle destination that will draw locals as regular patrons, while seeking to enhance tourist experience in the Little India precinct.
The redevelopment is envisaged as the gateway to the Little India precinct, serving as the starting and ending point of the experiential route. This mixed-use project aims to complement the already vibrant precinct through value added services, trades and cultural collaborations.
Retail units have been incorporated in the first two storeys and basement of the Main Block and the ground level of the Annex Block, while the upper floors will house eight floors of hotel rooms and associated amenities. Link bridges will connect the car park at the Annex Block to the Main Block, allowing convenience for a more pleasant shopping experience for visitors and guests staying in the hotel.
To further enhance the occupant/visitor experience and bring to life the cultural vibe in Little India, a rooftop viewing deck provides an arena for performances and exhibitions, as a way to foster culture, art and retail. As one of the taller buildings in this cultural precinct, Tekka Place provides a vantage point, overlooking the colourful landscape that Little India offers. This is key for the rooftop to serve as an experiential one-stop zone for tourists to look, feel and experience the charm of Little India. Currently, there are no such areas within the various cultural precincts in Singapore that would allow tourists views of the respective precincts to soak in the colourful cultural atmosphere. At Tekka Place, the rooftop combines a premium elevated view with space for cultural performances, and coupled with dining options, to enhance both visual and gastronomical experiences at one of the most visited tourist spots in Singapore.
Borrowing from the rich cultural heritage of Little India, lotus flower-inspired elements have been incorporated into the building façade. The façade design draws its inspiration from the visuals of the precinct, exemplified by the design of the Rangoli present during the many festivals celebrated in Little India. The façade will also serve to establish a connection with the rest of the existing elements, both new and traditional, located around the Little India precinct.
Project Name:Tekka Place
Location: 2 Serangoon Road, Singapore
Completion Date: 26 November 2019 (TOP)
Site Area: 6,193.2 square metres
Gross Floor Area: 22,162 square metres
Building Height: 10-storey Main Block with basement; 7-storey Annex Block with rooftop deck
Number of hotel rooms: 320
Hotel Operator: The Ascott Limited
Developer: Corwin Holding Pte Ltd (Lum Chang Holdings – LaSalle Investment Management JV)
Architecture Firm: ONG&ONG Pte Ltd
Principal Architect (QP): Steven Low
Interior Design Firms: East 9 Architects & Planners Pte Ltd; Stanley KC
Civil & Structural Engineer: KTP Consultants Pte Ltd
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: KTP International
Quantity Surveyor: Davis Langdon KPK (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Landscape Architect: COEN Design International Pte Ltd
Green Building Consultant: G-Energy Global Pte Ltd
Design & Build Contractor: Lum Chang Building Contractors Pte Ltd
Images: Corwin Holding Pte Ltd