Rochor MRT Station Singapore, Mass Rapid Transit Building, Design, Picture
Rochor MRT Station : Singapore Mass Rapid Transit
Metro Building Development – design by 61 Pte, Architects
21 Sep 2011
Rochor MRT Station Singapore
Architect: Architects 61 Pte Ltd, Singapore
Metro Station Building
Location: Singapore, Republic of Singapore
For Rochor Mass Rapid Transit Station, the design was inspired by circuit board design, with its fluid digital patterns to signify dynamism and movement. The circuit board becomes a fitting identity to the surrounding context, with the adjoining areas of Sim Lim being the IT hub of Singapore.
The station entrances were seeminglessly integrated into one form, to allow for easy and intuitive connectivity between all transportation systems—bus/taxi/bicycle/train, thus encouraging the use of public transportation and a more green transportation alternative. The entrances also address the urban context of the site with its layout integrating the surrounding elements– road side curb alignment, landscaping, street lighting and signage. Careful planning has been made for the integration of future developmental grid of future buildings and possible underground direct links to the station.
The ceiling pattern and lighting design for Rochor, inspired by circuit board designs, form strong directional lines, providing an intuitive approach to way finding. While the linear lines provide a directional axis to travel, they also become the zone where all the mechanical and electrical equipment, such as speakers, air-conditioning ducts, cameras are housed. In doing so the ceiling design is clean and minimal with the well integration of all the services.
The clarity of the spatial layout and the generous public spaces reduces congestion, while the central space at the platform heightens the sense of arrival. In addition this centralized large space integrates the platform and concourse level, giving a sense of security and comfort by allowing you visual connections between the different levels. Brass strips along the ceiling and walls brings additional visual interest, while highlighting the technology and design of the circuit board.
Singapore Rochor MRT Station images / information from FD
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Stadium MRT Station
photo : Patrick Bingham-Hall
Singapore MRT Station
Stadium MRT Station was commissioned through the Marina Line Architectural Design Competition jointly organized by the Singapore Land Transport Authority and the Singapore Institute of Architects.
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