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Set to become the pre-eminent sports and leisure venue in the South Asia region, the Singapore Sports Hub will offer world-class facilities for sports, events, concerts, exhibitions and international trade shows. Dragages Singapore will undertake design and construction work for the complex.
The Hub, which is due to be completed in 2014, is located on a prime 35-ha seafront site in the centre of Singapore, with close proximity to all major transport links. Stimulating the development of sports activities locally, the centre will also enhance Singapore’s appeal and capabilities on a global level. Central to the Sports Hub is the 55,000-seat new National Stadium, which features a retractable roof measuring 300 m in diameter.
Other Hub facilities will include: a 6,000-seat indoor aquatic centre and a water sports centre for the general public; a 3,000-seat multifunction arena that will be fully scalable; an exhibition centre; a sports museum; office space for sporting associations; 41,000 m² of commercial space and food and beverage outlets. The development will also comprise of a kilometre-long Sports Promenade with a skate park and tennis courts. With several interconnected buildings to be constructed within a small area, the complex will present significant technological challenges.
To ensure spectators are housed in comfort, the stadium’s cooling system is required to provide relief from Singapore’s stifling heat. A unique and innovative air-conditioning system is being developed for the stadium which will circulate cool air under spectator seating.
- Completion date: 2014
- Client: Singapore Sports Council
- Architects: DP Architects / Arup Group
- Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Green Mark Awards 2012 (Gold Plus)
- GFA: 274,853.28 (inclusive of 41,000 of commercial GFA)
- Roof surface: 19,500 m²
- Stadium roof steel framework: 12000 t