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National Museum of Singapore
The 119-year old National Museum of Singapore (formerly known as the Singapore History Museum) at Stamford Road finally reopened its doors after three years of refurbishment and reinvention. It is designed to be a people's museum, adopting multimedia and cutting-edge technologies to re-tell Singapore's history in an interesting and unconventional way.

This project is by far one of the more challenging projects undertaken by CPG. Some engineering feats include the construction of a glass passage linking the existing building to the new extension. The glass passage rises almost 11m above the ground and is one of the world’s largest outdoor, self-supporting glass structures. In addition, part of Fort Canning Hill was also excavated to accommodate the new extension. The Glass Rotunda, a glass dome at the main entrance of the new extension, measuring 16m in height and 24m in diameter, is another architecture highlight. It consists of a smaller steel mesh drum encapsulated by a larger glass facade drum. Visitors entering the Singapore History Gallery are greeted with scenes of the Singapore cityscape projected onto the 360 degrees inner wall of the Glass Rotunda. At night, the curtains are drawn and the dome is transformed into a lantern, with images appearing on the 'skin' of the inner dome, visible from the exterior.
Project name National Museum of Singapore
Location Singapore
Completion Date 2006
Site Area 19700 m²
Gross Floor Area (GFA) 20,300 m²
Typology Leisure
Culture
Project Cost SGD 79,000,000.00
Client National Heritage Board (NHB)
    ARCASIA Award for Excellence in Architectural Design 2009 (Gold)
    BCA Universal Design Mark Awards 2008 (Silver)
    President’s Design Award 2008 (Design of the Year)
    SIA Architectural Design Awards 2010 (Honourable Mention)
    URA Architectural Heritage Awards 2007