The hidden rainbows of Singapore!
So we may have more skyscrapers than cottages and more glittery malls than green parks; but if you think the streets of Singapore are dull, you haven’t truly explored them yet. From shophouses to HDB flats, our streets are architectural rainbows brimming with our colonial and multi-cultural heritage.
Take your friends, family, or significant other out for a day out to explore our visually pleasing rich heritage – and don’t forget to bring your camera!
1. Nanyang Primary School
The primary school is framed by a hilly landscape and Coronation Road, which determined the layout of the new buildings. Designed by Australian architecture firm studio505 in collaboration with local practice LT&T architects, the scheme is articulated around a large internalized valley — open to the elements, but oriented away from the surrounding residential streets.
The rainbow-like façades are created through the application of emulsion paint on profiled precast concrete spandrels, used in tandem with coloured aluminium shading shelves.
52 King’s Rd, Singapore 268097