institutional

Church of God (Singapore) Alexandra Road

Singapore, 2007
Site Area   :   1,690 sqm
Building Type   :   Place of Worship
Building Height   :   4 Storey
Gross Floor Area   :   2,023 sqm

E9AP was engaged by the Client to convert the existing 4-storey flatted factory into a church. The site is located at the junction of Alexandra Road and Tiong Bahru Road in Singapore.

The scope of work includes application to Urban Redevelopment Authority for zoning amendment, design enhancement of the existing facade and interior finishes upgrade.

The facade design is a compositional interplay of lines and planes. The essence of the composition is based on the formative language from old and new materials. When reduced to lines and planes, a new design composition filled with contrast and movement emerges.

Each part of the composition has its own existence, at times in opposition to another, thereby uniting the ultimate form of the building. The modest design is devoid of any religious representation on the facade but the beauty of its simplicity lies in the smooth white walls with big windows that curves round the corner as an iconic address to the street corner.