architects61 TO LEAD DEVELOPMENT AND CONSTRUCTION OF ESPLANADE’S WATERFRONT THEATRE

Published on 20 December 2017

Credit: Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay

Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay has appointed a Multidisciplinary Team to develop and construct its new mid-sized theatre along the waterfront.

Established local architectural firm, architects61, will be leading this Team. Its portfolio includes Jubilee Bridge (2015), Helix Bridge (2010), and Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade (2009).

Besides comprising specialists in façade, landscape, lighting, signage and wayfinding, greenmark, design for safety and interior design, the Team also includes:

– Charcoalblue, a theatre and acoustics consultancy. Their design portfolio includes Royal Shakespeare Theatre and two theatres for the UK’s National Theatre.

– J Roger Preston (S) Pte Ltd as the Mechanical Electrical Consultant.

– Meinhardt Pte Ltd as Civil & Structural Consultant.

Said Benson Puah, Chief Executive Officer, The Esplanade Co Ltd, “The winning team led by architects61 has shown an understanding of Esplanade’s operating needs, the practical constraints of the proposed site, and the cost sensitivity of the project.”

Added Gieto Sugianto, Design Principal, architects61, “The proposed waterfront theatre will contribute to the overall Civic District experience and be part of the lively and burgeoning Marina Bay precinct with its raw and more casual character to attract a younger audience. Together with Charcoalblue, we aim to create a more flexible format for the waterfront theatre to enable the programming diversity envisaged by Esplanade.”

This Team was selected after a stringent two-stage tender process which began in August 2017. Construction is expected to start in early 2019 and be completed in 2021.

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