City Gate Shoppes and Residences

Winner | Singapore | BCI Asia Awards 2020 Top 10 Architects

Located along Beach Road, City Gate sits before the bustling Central Business District (CBD) and the lively district of Kampong Glam and Geylang.

The curved exterior bands are precast concrete beams with colours and floor plates forming a contrast against the blue glass windows. The retail podium is cladded with aluminium, sporting perforation patterns that create a sense of depth and layers. This promotes ventilation throughout the podium and aids airflow in the car park, which helps release the heat trapped within the development.

Precast elements—such as the curvy façade fins, household shelter and the refuse chutes—as well as the prefabricated façade aluminium panels had greatly improved productivity and efficiency of construction. They were manufactured off-site in a factory, allowing for more precise construction, tighter interfacing connection and better insulation. This process also reduced waste and minimised the carbon footprint from transportation to the site.

Project Name
City Gate Shoppes and Residences
371 Beach Road, Singapore
Completion Date
November 2018
Site Area
7,268.90 square metres
Gross Floor Area
36,345 square metres
Retail Gross Floor Area
28,737 square metres
Building Height
30 storeys
Number of Units
331 residential units; 188 retail units
Bayfront Ventures Pte Ltd
Architecture Firm
SAA Architects Pte Ltd
Principal Architect
Toh Kok Kin
Interior Design Firm
SAA Architects Pte Ltd
Principal Designer
Charles Arnal
Civil & Structural Engineer
Ronnie & Koh Consultants Pte Ltd
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer
William Ng Consultants Pte Ltd
Quantity Surveyor
WT Partnership (S) Pte Ltd
Lighting Consultant
Light Cibles Pte Ltd
Landscape Architect
SAA Architects Pte Ltd
Main Contractor
Woh Hup Pte Ltd
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