Rochor MRT Station
- BCA DESIGN & ENGINEERING SAFETY EXCELLENCE AWARD
- SINGAPORE DESIGN AWARD 2019, GOLD
URBAN TRANSPORT LANDMARK
Rochor MRT station exemplifies how modern transit facilities can be functional, aesthetically pleasing and integrated within their context. Situated in an area where arts and technology converge in Singapore, the station showcases fluidity and dynamics in a design inspired by the fluid digital patterns of a circuit board. The integration of artwork into the architecture adds to a memorable commuting experience.
The organic, flowing form defines the entry to the station and the language for its interior. The ceiling pattern and lighting design engrave deep directional lines, providing an intuitive approach to wayfinding. Generous public spaces reduce congestion and enhance visual connections between the platform and concourse.
Efficient design and practical construction methods were used to overcome the challenges of working within a busy district and tight land area at the station entrances. Taking advantage of the sloped site, accessible ramps were integrated at the main entrance to negotiate the level differences. An elliptical-shaped basement wall was implemented at another entrance to better resist underground pressure.