This award-winning flagship building of Singapore Post is a highly aesthetic office and industrial complex towering over low-lying factories and the Paya Lebar MRT Station. Its futuristic style far outshines its neighbours, painting a picture of a giant leap in technological advancement.
Steep verticals magnify its impressive height, while glass panels and metallic cladding lend it an image of solidity. Its particular usage of "cross-in-a-box" facade elements resembling crates is a whimsical portrayal of the building's postal function.
Originally conceived by Kumpulan Akitek as part of the Jalan Eunos Postal Complex Design Competiton, the design was later handed to RDC Architects. Although most of the planning strategies remained, Kumpulan Akitek had envisioned a much lighter, industrial, yet playful building, with treatments which some might have associated with high-tech architecture, the architectural style made famous by the likes of Norman Foster, Richard Rogers and Nicholas Grimshaw.