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CT HUB: A Glowing Jewel

ONG&ONG designs a building in Singapore that ‘comes to life’ when dusk falls.

CT HUB: A Glowing Jewel


9 October, 2013

CT Hub makes a striking architectural statement from its location on the junction of Kallang Avenue and Kallang Bahru.

The project is an eleven-storey building with two levels of retail space and nine levels of light industrial office and production facilities, totaling 34,000 square metres.


The building’s massing is conceived as a ‘jewel box’, with forms and patterns embossed and carved out to create lush courtyards, gardens and terraces.


Its most striking feature is its facade, designed as a complex lattice pattern of both straight and 20-degree angled lines drawn from digital LED displays.



Visual variation is presented in the form of recessed balconies on the facade. These recesses fit playfully yet precisely into the facade’s lattice, like pieces of a puzzle

By night, the recesses light up and LED accents bring out the lattice pattern. And so as the city sleeps, the building comes to life, like a jewel…



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