SGX Centre

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SGX Centre
SGX Centre Two.JPG
SGX Centre Two
Alternative namesUnity Tower One and Two
General information
TypeCommercial offices
LocationShenton Way, Downtown Core, Singapore
Coordinates1°16′45″N 103°50′59″E / 1.279042°N 103.849750°E / 1.279042; 103.849750Coordinates: 1°16′45″N 103°50′59″E / 1.279042°N 103.849750°E / 1.279042; 103.849750
CompletedCentre One: 2000
Centre Two: 2001
OwnerSingapore Exchange
Antenna spireCentre One: 187 m (614 ft)
Centre Two: 187 m (614 ft)
RoofCentre One: 172 m (564 ft)
Centre Two: 172 m (564 ft)
Technical details
Floor countCentre One: 30
Centre Two: 30
Design and construction
ArchitectKohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Architects 61 Pte Ltd
EngineerOscar Faber Consultants Pte Ltd
Parsons Brinckerhoff Consultants

SGX Centre is a twin tower high-rise complex in the city of Singapore. The development consists of two 187 m (614 ft) skyscrapers, located in Shenton Way. The two towers are named SGX Centre One and SGX Centre Two, and are situated together on an elongated, rectangular site.

The towers house the Singapore Exchange Centre. A unique feature of the development is that it borders the existing business district, and serves as a gateway to the new downtown at Marina South.[4]


SGX Centre One and Two was completed in 2000, and 2001 respectively. The buildings was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and the local Architects 61 Pte Ltd.

Other firms involved in the development of SGX Centre includes United Overseas Bank (UOB), Kajima Overseas Asia Private Limited, Oscar Faber Consultants Pte Ltd, Parsons Brinckerhoff Consultants Private Limited, Peridian Asia Private Limited,Bachy Soletanche Singapore Private Limited, Faber Maunsell, KPK Quantity Surveyors (1995), Singapore Private Limited, Manntech Building Maintenance Systems, Permasteelisa S.p.A., and Permasteelisa Pacific Holdings Ltd.[5]

SGX Centre One[edit]

Constructed in 2000, SGX Centre One is the older of the twin buildings. It is located on 2 Shenton Way, adjacent to the historic Lau Pa Sat market.[6] The second floor is going to house CNBC Asia's new studio facilities from 14 June 2010.

SGX Centre Two[edit]

SGX Centre Two is the younger of the twin buildings, and was completed in 2001, a year later than its older brother. Located on 4 Shenton Way, it is adjacent to DBS Building Tower Two, which is part of another development that consists of two high-rises.[7]

Architecture style[edit]

The development marked the change of the architectural style in Singapore with the introduction of the millennium. Back then, the favourite architectural style used was brutalist architecture. However, with the completion of SGX Centre came a new era of glass-and-concrete buildings.

The two buildings arc slightly to provide most of its tenants with views of Marina Bay. There are vertical and horizontal fins on different sides of the seemingly simple facade, which according to the Urban Redevelopment Authority, acknowledges subtly the varying rhythms of the city. SGX Centre has colonnaded walkways on the first storey, and a sleek glass curtained lobby, together with a 120-metre long urban mural wall. This contrasts the colonial Lau Pa Sat sited opposite.[8]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • BCA, Construction Excellence Award (2003)
  • BCA Singapore, COONQUAS Award (2003)
  • Singapore Institute of Architects, Micro Design Award and Merit Award (2003)
  • Singapore Institute of Architects, Micro Design Award and Gold Medal (2003)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "SGX Centre 1". CTBUH Skyscraper Center.
  2. ^ SGX Centre at Emporis
  3. ^ "SGX Centre". SkyscraperPage.
  4. ^ "SGX Centre 1 & 2+". Urban Redevelopment Authority. Retrieved 21 March 2012.
  5. ^ "SGX Centre One, Singapore". Emporis. Retrieved 21 March 2012.
  6. ^ "Asia Travel : Map of SGX Centre I (S) 068804". Retrieved 21 March 2012.
  7. ^ "Asia Travel : Map of SGX Centre II (S) 068807". Retrieved 21 March 2012.
  8. ^ "SGX Centre 1 & 2+". Urban Redevelopment Authority. Retrieved 21 March 2012.

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