Singapore Post Centre

Text by Eugene Tan

A 14 storey building with 3 basement floors of retail space and car parking. This is the flagship building of Singapore Post.

Original design by Kumpulan Akitek (Image credit: Kumpulan Akitek)

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.

High-tech architecture in Eunos Singapore along the MRT line

Singapore Post Centre in the Eunos Geylang area of Singapore

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.

Articulated external staircase of Singapore Post Centre

High-tech architecture detailing of Singapore Post Centre

Circular facade of Singapore Post Centre

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.