Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China, State Council of the People’s Republic of China
Sited on Queen Street, the Singapore China Cultural Center is 11 storeys tall, interrupted by a semi-outdoor space on the sixth level for public performances. In line with the client’s vision of spreading Chinese culture, its architecture imbues elements from it: pillars metal-clad with bamboo shoot print, stone coverings in Chinese grey sourced from Shandong, and a modern interpretation of the Chinese red lantern hanging from the roof. Internally, there are spaces such as a book bar, exhibition hall, theatre, library and sky terraces. These make up a modern sanctuary of rich Chinese culture, set in the busy city centre of Singapore.