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111 Somerset Singapore Location
Raffles Place MRT Station Is Just Around The Corner
Somerset MRT Station Is Just Across The Street
111 Somerset is located in the prime location of the shopping and entertainment centre, Orchard of Singapore. Around the corner is the popular Somerset MRT Station, which is a prominent stop where Orchard goers are concerned.
Being in between the busy streets of Somerset Road and Exeter Road, its location permit 111 Somerset to be at an iconic and distinctive shopping and business centre. It is very easy to identify with its unique facade.
Historical Facts of 111 Somerset
111 Somerset (formerly known as PUB Building or Singapore Power Building) was designed with its complex horizontal massing, demonstrating the ability of complex forms to impose perceptual entities. It was the subject of an architectural competition in 1971 with a jury chaired by then PUB chairman Lim Kim San.
The volumes in the form of an inverted pyramid give the facade an impressive depth, respond to the functional differences of the departments and reveal the functional hierarchy of the officials. Interestingly, the stylistic resemblance to Kalman, McNeil and Knowles here echoes Boston City Hall, a distant echo that echoes the same structure.
Orchard Road is the most infamous shopping and entertainment to which all Singaporeans know and a renowned tourist attraction. It is THE location with numerous high scale shopping malls and department centre, restaurants, coffeehouses and boutiques.
111 Somerset is just across the Somerset MRT Station via a covered walkway. Some of the illustrations of the MRT network convenience are:
- Connection to North South Line, Circle Line and North East Line from Dhoby Ghaut which is just 1 stop away
- Raffles Place MRT Station - 3 stops away via North-South Line
- Connection to East West Line via City Hall MRT which is 2 stops away
- Connection to Thomson East Coast Line via Orchard MRT which is 1 stop away
For drivers, it is a short drive to get to Central Expressway (CTE).
MasterPlan for Orchard Road Singapore
Orchard Road Planning Area is a lively and exciting shopping street full of shopping malls, hotels and a plethora of restaurants and drinks. The Urban Design guidelines for Orchard Road aim to ensure good connections to MRT stations, accessibility between developments and a lively street, and to encourage innovative high-quality designs that will benefit the growth of Orchard Road as a commercial street of luxury
Orchard Road is positioning and planned by The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) in 2019 Master Plan to be a way of life and commerce, and is largely divided into commercial zones to support a mix of shops, offices and hotels. There are also many hotel-only locations that make Orchard Road one of Singapore's top tourist destinations even more attractive.
This is complemented by several residential, commercial and mixed residential areas, adding a permanent population to the area that guarantees a great lifestyle at all times with open space and MRT stations.
Orchard Road combines unique sub-regions with distinct personalities: Tanglin, Orchard, Somerset and Dhoby Ghaut. New commercial concepts and trendy attractions are encouraged to highlight the unique character of each area.
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