Situated in the heart of the prestigious Raffles Place business district, the One Raffles Quay commercial hub is a critical link in central Singapore’s pedestrian network.
One Raffles Quay consists of two office towers connected by a through-block plaza and arcade. A subterranean retail concourse connects the basement levels to the adjoining developments and to the Raffles Place MRT station. Standing at 50 stores, Tower 1 contains approximately 70,000 square meters of office space. It straddles the subterranean tunnels of the MRT and is rotated to accommodate the required tunnel clearances. At the base of the tower an eight-story high lobby forms an appropriately scaled urban gesture towards Raffles Place. At the top of the tower a lantern crowns the front facade.
Tower 2, at 29 stories, contains approximately 50,000 square meters of office space. It is linked to Tower 1 by a District Cooling Plant and, together with the tower façades and arcade, reinforces the urban ground plane and the emerging street pattern of the Downtown Core. At the second level of the podium, the design accommodates a planned elevated travellator system. Extending throughout the Central Business District, it links most of the major developments in the center of the city.