Designers of National Art Gallery named

Designers of National Art Gallery named

 

 

THE Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts (Mica) yesterday announced the appointment of Studio Milou Architecture of France and CPG Consultants Pte Ltd as principal consultants to design and build the National Art Gallery of Singapore.

 

 

‘We arrived at this decision after much deliberation, carefully studying each scheme and holding extensive discussions with the architectural teams. Studio Milou Architecture and CPG Consultants have captured our vision for this project well, understood its complexities, and are a professional and extremely competent team,’ said Lee Boon Yang, Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts. ‘I have great confidence in this architectural team we have selected, and have no doubt that they will be able to deliver an iconic building for Singapore’s National Art Gallery.’

 

The appointments come after an architectural design contest was launched in February last year to transform City Hall and the former Supreme Court Building into the $320 million gallery. The competition drew 111 entries from 29 countries. In August, three proposals were shortlisted by an international jury panel from five finalists. Following that, a rigorous due diligence process was conducted by Mica focusing on jury assessment, public feedback, technical evaluation, track record and cost evaluation.

 

On the whole, Studio Milou Architecture from France and CPG Consultants benefited from their ‘impressive combined track record’ of designing museums and galleries in France and Singapore, including several major National Heritage Board museums.

 

Source: Business Times

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