Winner 2015

Award for
Structural Heritage

Project Description

Dating back to 1862, The Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall is Singapore’s oldest performing arts venue, with a long and distinguished history: serving as a hospital during the Battle of Singapore, hosting numerous key political events, and seeing the first ever performance of Singapore’s national anthem, Majulah Singapura, in 1958. The entire complex was designated a National Monument in 1992. Restoration of the complex included the excavation of two basement levels, the restoration and strengthening of façade walls, the creation of new, column-free spaces, the restoration of the Atrium and new, improved access to the clock tower.

Judge’s comments

The judges were impressed by this bold structural undertaking which restores an intricate 150 year old concert hall, requiring numerous structural interventions in order to bring it into the 21st Century. It was notable how the structural work was carried out with sensitivity and great care for the historical features, further enhancing the building.

Project overview

Structural Designer

  • T.Y. Lin International Pte. Ltd.

Client Name

  • National Arts Council, Singapore


  • Empress Place, Singapore


  • W Architects Pte. Ltd.

Principal Contractor

  • Sato Kayo (S) Pte. Ltd.

Key Contractors

  • Civil Egineer: T.Y. Lin International Pte. Ltd.

    Conservation Consultant: Architectural Restoration Consultants

    Theatre Planner and Acoustic Consultant: Arup Singapore

    M&E Engineer: T.Y. Lin International Pte. Ltd.

    Project Manager and Quantity Surveyor: Rider Levett Bucknall LLP


Year Submitted

  • 2015

Submitted By

  • T.Y. Lin International Pte. Ltd.