Scope of Work
Landscape Architect: Tierra Design(s) Pte Ltd
Half a century later, looking ahead to new aspirations and ambitions in the contemporary world, while facing new challenges in the wake of current global uncertainties, it is time for Singapore Red Cross to anchor to its historic roots, move forward, and set a new vision for its future. The realization of this project is therefore timely, while an opportunity to participate in its historic intervention much appreciated. Therefore, our proposal remembers the past, looks through the present and into the future of Red Cross 2020.
The new overhead tower block, Singapore Red Cross HQ, springs forth, and rises out of the old building. The traditional ceremonial entrance to Red Cross House is thus maintained, while vehicular drop-off is discretely moved to the back. Both entrances however share the same original lobby and reception space, and the resulting vertical circulation throughout links the old and new buildings, is easily understood and preserves our shared memories. In addition, this approach also maintains the continuity of the street facade. By replacing the original driveway with landscape, it beautifies and enhances the old building and the street. The new building overhead, with its soaring views, protects and frames the old building, announcing a new clarity of relationship between what is old and what is new, allowing this new entity to move Singapore Red Cross forward into the future.