Singapore URA plan for CBD
Central Business District is the core financial and commercial district of Singapore. The area namely are Tanjong Pagar, Marina, Newton, Orchard, Outram, River Valley, Rochor and Singapore River.
Singapore CBD comprises the core of Singapore’s financial activities and thus includes many important and significant financial buildings. There are many tall buildings in Singapore|skyscrapers in the CBD. Skyscrapers in the city include the relatively new ones such as the UOB Plaza and The Sail @ Marina Bay, as well as the older but still well maintained and used buildings such as the Swissôtel The Stamford, which once held the title as the world’s tallest hotel.
Singapore CBD- Motion Timelapse ver 2013
Some commercial buildings reflect the cultural Chinese heritage of Singapore in addition to the presence of other cultural heritage sites in the CBD Area. The UOB Plaza makes use of the traditional Chinese symbol of the octagon in its design, which supposedly brings about good [[Feng Shui]] according to traditional Chinese geomancy.
Over the course of its history, back in the 18th Century, the land use of the various regions of Singapore have changed over time. The mixed land use in the Singapore CBD area is unlike other regions in Singapore, housing both the old and the new side by side.
Taking for instance, the case of the shophouses, the use of the shophouses have changed over the years. In the past, these shophouses were used as clan houses for the various clans that existed in the Chinatown region. Due to shortage of place CBD area has continued to be upgraded and developed. Though the physical structure may remain the same, the use has now been changed. Though there are still various clan houses there, alongside them are new offices and shops. Some shophouses have even adapted to house both the traditional and modern land uses in the same complex.
The Raffles Place area has been changed from a low lying shophouse region to a region that is exclusive to skyscrapers. Despite the fact that there is a height limit of 280m, these skyscrapers are so dense that the density of offices here is probably the highest in Singapore. There are several clusters throughout the region for the different business sectors – there are areas dedicated to the offices in fields of law and banking.
Singapore CBD will continue to be a dynamic city centre where job and business opportunities abound, a playground with endless options for all, and where homes are just a walking distance from work and play
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