The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 84 (2006) > Issues > Issue 14 > Singapore New Supreme Court Building – marrying form and function
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Singapore New Supreme Court Building – marrying form and function

This paper describes the design of the support structure for Singapore’s new Supreme Court Building. Most of the structure is exposed to view and this was a major driver in the adoption of precast composite steel members. Particular attention is given to fabrication and erection of the highest court house (both symbolically and physically) within a ‘disc’ set above the main building block. This disc is supported on a perimeter set of inclined columns that terminate in ball and socket joints. Dan Yap Tian Wee, BEng(Hons), MSc (Int’l Const Mgmt), PEng(Singapore) Tan Kheng Soon, BEng(Hons), MSc(Build Sci), PEng(Singapore), MACES Lai Hoke Sai, BSc (Hons), PhD, PEng(Singapore), MACES, MIES Lim Peng Hong, BEng(Civ), MSc (Civ Eng), MConcStruct DIC, PEng (Singapore), MACES, SMIES All CPG Consultants Pte. Ltd