Republic Plaza is a skyscraper located in the central business district in Singapore. It is considered as one of the three tallest skyscrapers in the city. The three skyscrapers actually share the title since Republic Plaza, OUB Centre and UOB Plaza One all share the same stated building height.
Republic Plaza Profile
Republic Plaza was completed in 1995. it was designed by Kisho Kurokawa Architects & Associates for City Developments Limited. It was built by the Shimizu Corporation.
The Republic Plaza tower stands 280 meters or 919 feet, making it one of the three tallest buildings in Singapore. It comprises of 66 floors with one basement. It follows a modernism design that reflects a subtle Oriental influence.
Republic Plaza Features
The Republic Plaza tower is made up of a composite structure with a facade that makes use of both glass and granite for material. It is easily recognized in the city by its blue and dark orange color. The building follows a simple square form with chamfered corners. The tower begins to taper as it rises, giving its structure a form with triangular elements that allows it to become more stable due to strong winds.
The structure of the Republic Plaza is designed with a central core that contains the building’s basic functions like the elevator shafts and emergency stairways surrounded by rented office space. The tower makes use of 15 double decker vertical lifts to transport people up and down the building. It also has an impressive lobby that is four storeys and adorned with polished granite and ceramics.