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18 Robinson

18 Robinson synthesizes the unique conditions that define the physical and cultural context of contemporary Singapore, creating a signature boutique retail and office structure.

The design creates a dramatic visual and functional terminus at the V-shaped site defined by Market Street and Robinson Road. Two primary volumes, a hovering crystalline office tower and a secondary retail podium, make up the principle building elements, separated by a podium garden. 20 office floors extend elegantly well above the podium, maximizing the building height and marina views. The multi-faceted composition of the tower serves to increase natural light, mitigate direct views into adjacent towers, and reflect light to create a gem-like beacon for Singapore.

The podium features a similarly faceted vocabulary combined with a reduced scale and materiality that form a contextual relationship with the angular roof form and terracotta of Lau Pa Sat. The podium is elevated above the street, enhancing the spaciousness and continuity from the ground level entrance into the atrium garden. The atrium forms the nucleus around which the office lobby, retail and F&B are organized. Urban windows facing Robinson Road expose retailors and internal activity.




Tuan Sing Holdings


A61 (Associate Architect)




24,000 m2 / 259,400 ft2




Winner (Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Awards 2021), Popular Choice Winner in the Office - High Rise (16+ Floors) (Architizer A+ Awards 2021), Award of Excellence - Single Site Scale (CTBUH Urban Habitat Award 2021), Gold Award - Commercial Building (Pro+ Real Estate Awards 2020), #6 (Emporis Skyscraper Award 2019), Best of Best - Architectural Design - Tall Buildings (Architecture MasterPrize 2020), Award of Excellence (CTBUH Best Tall Building Award 2020), #18 (International Highrise Award 2020), Merit Award (AIA NY Design Awards 2020), Silver Award (SILA Singapore Landscape Architecture Awards 2019), Merit Award for Architecture and Sustainable Future Award (AIA International Regional Design Awards 2019), Excellence Award - Commercial, Retail and Office (A&D Trophy Awards 2019), Silver Award - Best Futura Project (MIPIM Asia Awards 2014), Shortlisted - Commercial Mixed-Use - Future (World Architecture Festival 2015)

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Project Type:Office
Project Location:Asia Pacific