THONET

WEDNESDAY 1 OCTOBER 2014

SEARCH   
 
 
WAN Mobile
 
WAN Mobile
Previous Next
 
ION Orchard, Singapore 
Monday 21 Jan 2008
 
Embrace the future 
 
Benoy 
 
Your comments on this project

No. of Comments: 2

Add comments | More comments

12/06/09 Yawn, SIngapore
Not really that fantastic, no wow factor. saw the interior, tsk tsk, boringggg!!!

Iluma and upcoming Orchard Central is more inetresting architecturally,
03/03/09 birgitte, singapore
dear,

this is sooooooooo beautiful who is the architect???

birgitte
 

A Magnetic Presence in the Heart of Orchard Road 

Located in Singapore's most premium shopping strip, ION Orchard will boast a striking 117-metre frontage along Orchard Road. Media architecture will wrap around its entire facade to showcase the mall's retail brands, as well as serve as a fluid canvas for multimedia art and 'live' telecasts of events held within the complex, such as runway shows and themed events. It will also have the capability of screening 'live' global events.

ION Orchard will also feature the largest sheltered public square - ION2 - on Orchard Road. At 33,000 square feet, this outdoor space will be an ideal venue for large scale national events or gatherings of all sizes, and a natural meeting point. Some 200,000 pedestrians are within its immediate vicinity every day of the year.

Some of the other distinctive design features of the mall include wide shop fronts, spacious arcades and generous ceiling heights, allowing tenants to present their brands in inventive and visually captivating styles. The luxury of ample interior space will allow for various configurations, including duplex concept stores.

A double-storey observation deck located on the 55th and 56th floors will offer a commanding panoramic view of the city from the highest point in the area. Named ION Sky, the observation deck will be an ideal venue for international runway shows, product launches, celebrity and themed parties.

ION Art, a 5,300-square-foot space on level four, is dedicated to the exhibition of exclusive arts and cultural events. There are plans to work with local and international arts communities to showcase performance, visual, multi-disciplinary, sound and literary arts. There will also be fashion-inspired art shows and exhibitions by world renowned brands.

Designed by leading architecture firm Benoy, which brought shoppers iconic malls such as the Bullring in Birmingham, UK, ION Orchard's signature futuristic architecture has already hauled two prestigious awards at MAPIC 2006 against stiff competition from submissions from around the world. These were for 'Best Retail Development over 20,000m2' and the 'Best Architectural Entry' at British real estate periodical Estates Gazette's EG Retail & Future Project Awards. ION Orchard will open late 2008.

Key Facts

Status Onsite
Value 0(m€)
Benoy
www.benoy.com

More projects by this architect

Ion Orchard

ION Orchard

Renoma Building Shopping Center

 
Vola
ECOWAN
 

Click here to view the NEWS IN PICTURES tablet site