Comprising three residential colleges for 1,000 students, the campus balances the traditions of Yale with the cultural and climatic influences of Southeast Asia. Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects developed a contemporary architectural language of clear and inviting processional entrances, sun and rain-screened colonnades and roof forms with generous eaves.
Set in a lush landscape, the 62,000-square-meter campus is comprised of courtyards punctuated by residential towers and a community of learning and social spaces. At its heart is a campus green flanked by academic and administrative buildings, including the learning commons, auditorium, sports hall, and an open-air, sheltered gathering place, the Agora.
The signature gates of the Yale campus are reinterpreted with metalwork patterns inspired by Southeast Asian textiles.
At the main entrance, glass-enclosed stairwells and a colonnade are topped by an inward-sloping roof of grand scale. At the center of the roof is a square oculus, which sends a dramatic cascade of rainwater into a large circular reflecting pool below.
The heart of the campus is a lush garden and arboretum with six heritage trees and an eco-pond that will capture and filter rainwater. At opposite sides of the central green space will be academic and administrative buildings to include a library, performance complex, science labs and sports center. The Learning Commons, which contains the library and a multi-media center, will be set on a slope to symbolize the pinnacle of knowledge.
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To complement and integrate into the rich history and culture of Katong’s Peranakan heritage, GV Katong will have its own unique cinema concept â€• a Peranakan-inspired movie destination with contemporary charm.
Located in the new lifestyle mall 112 Katong, GV Katong houses eight cinema auditoriums; six traditional halls with stadium seating, digital projection and sound, as well as wall-to-wall screens. In addition, Golden Village will introduce two of the latest, redefined, luxurious Gold Class auditoriums, consisting of 56 cinema recliners.
Pioneering the concept of in-cinema gourmet dining, GV’s signature Gold Class also offers movie-goers a sampling of Peranakan cuisine, including Otak Samosas and Nonya Kueh delicacies, in addition to Chef Chris Foo’s signature Western dishes.
Golden Village was established to develop and operate modern, luxurious multiplex cinemas. Golden Village's first imprint in Singapore was made on 28 May 1992 with the successful opening of the Yishun 10 cinema complex. Today, Golden Village has a reputation of offering more choice, comfort and convenience at its cinemas.
Golden Village also offers to patrons:
An unmatched variety of movies to choose from at convenient screening times throughout the day so that patrons can walk in at practically any time of the day to catch a movie.
Supported by a central computerised system, Golden Village movie tickets can be bought via an integrated telephone system, internet buying facility and also at all AXS stations located island-wide. Our ticketing system automatically selects the best seats available at any one time although patrons may choose their own seats via our Internet booking facility.
The Kallang Theatre used to be the setting for the Prime Minister's annual National Day Rally speech as well as original local works and world class musicals such as Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera.
However, the curtain came down on the 1,800-seat theatre in March 2007, following lower utilisation rates, as new venues such as the Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay moved into the spotlight.
Come August, the Kallang Theatre will come back to life alive after a four-year hiatus with the ambitions of becoming a regional arts and culture hub. It will kick off with a 80-minute musical primarily targeted at tourists and foreigners about the Republic's history from Sang Nila Utama days to modern day, titled Singapura - The Lion City Show.
Its operator, Asia Arts & Culture (AAC) will also market its in-house group of performers and shows for external events, both locally and elsewhere in Asia.
The Singapore Land Authority offered the Kallang Theatre building for tender in January. After a successful tender to operate and manage the premise, AAC - a Singapore-China joint-venture with the Yunnan Provincial Performing Arts Group - will be working with the Singapore Tourism Board to turn Kallang Theatre into an "Asian Arts and Culture hub.
The theatre will also have facilities such as dance halls and F&B outlets. Booking slots for the use of Kallang Theatre auditorium and various other facilities will be available from next month.
The Kallang Theatre was built in the 1970s as a cinema but was converted into a performing arts venue in 1986 to replace the National Theatre, which was demolished in the same year. The theatre's then-operator National Arts Council decided to shut it down after its utilisation rate dropped from 80 per cent to only 33 per cent in 2005.
Marina Bay Sands is home to two world-class theaters specifically designed to showcase internationally acclaimed performances for the ultimate guest experience. The Sands Theater and The Grand Theater located adjacent to each other will share a box office and spectacular grand foyer, instantly transporting all our guests to a world of glitz and glamour. Both theaters boast magnificent interior design with high ceilings, extravagant layout and plush furnishing aimed at creating a night of elegance.
The Sands Theater will be home to award-winning Broadway musical THE LION KING with the capacity to host up to 1,680 guests on two levels. The Grand Theater, which will stage a wide-range of headlining acts, performing arts and gala events will seat up to 2,155 guests over three levels. The long-awaited unveiling of the Grand Theater at Marina Bay Sands is opening with an electrifying show featuring English singer-songwriter Elvis Costello on March 7.
Set to dazzle all its guests, both Marina Bay Sands theaters have been carefully designed for exciting performances. The two theaters are traditional proscenium style venues, equipped with large orchestra pits, seat wagons and trap rooms. Each theater boasts the latest technology allowing a multitude of stage configurations and an efficient and seamless set-change for all theater performances.
Both theaters’ audio and visual technical requirements will be managed from the Central Control Room – the heart and brain of the theaters. Located at the basement level, the Central Control Room is where the technicians can interface with the latest audio and video technology allowing them to set and operate the stages for world-class acts. The audio systems for the two theaters are custom-designed to allow the highest sound quality. Sophisticated speaker systems are digitally processed and operated over copper and fiber networks. Strategically positioned surround sound speakers equipped with remote controlled lasers will ensure sound is balanced throughout each venue. Both theaters boast outstanding auditorium acoustics.
The two theaters will be illuminated to perfection with the use of latest lighting equipment. Employing smart technology, all lights will be controlled via the industry leading EOS 8K lighting console and an integrated microprocessor-based control system that operates the house and work lights and can function independently and in conjunction with the stage lighting control console.
Singapore is three months closer to the realisation of a remarkable landmark on the island. Aedas have designed this spectacular 54,000 sq m Singapore Civic & Cultural Center as an expression of the rich and varied activities within. Its angular, multi-faceted design creates a variety of perspectives, changing the form dramatically depending on the viewpoint.
Inside too the dynamic design serves to create a new visual experience and blurs the boundaries between the public and private realms, between the civic and cultural spaces. 24,000 sq m of retail space on the lower floors connects to the civic and cultural zones visually and spacially via a 40m high 'grand foyer'.
The focus of the cultural zone is a 5,000 seat auditorium providing the largest venue of its kind in Singapore. The remainder of the 30,000 sq m of civic and cultural space is comprised of function spaces, administration, foyers, circulation areas and artist and technical support areas.
The spectacle of the Center is most truly presented from the south elevation which, being completely open to the outside, shows the inner workings and layers as a section visible from the exterior.
The project broke ground in October 2009 and is currently making good progress towards its projected completion date in 2011 when Singapore will find its new civic and cultural signature.