1 The State Courts have awarded the contract for the construction of the State Courts Towers to Samsung C&T Corporation at a contract sum of approximately S$450million.
2 Samsung C&T Corporation is an established construction company and is currently involved in the construction of the Tanjong Pagar Centre. It was also involved in the construction of the Suntec City Addition & Alteration project.
3 The contract comprises the construction of two connected towers with an estimated gross floor area of 113,000sqm.
4 Construction works are expected to start by the second quarter of 2016. The estimated construction period is about 36 months, and the State Courts Towers are slated to be operational from 2020.
About the State Courts Towers
5 The State Courts Towers will comprise two towers, each about 178m high, with an area of 113,000sqm. They will be linked by a series of sky bridges that enable the controlled circulation of court visitors and staff of the State Courts. The Court Tower will comprise the courtrooms, hearing chambers and court supporting functions, and the Office Tower will house the offices and other support functions. Page 2
6 The two towers are designed to be eco-friendly and will feature naturally-ventilated corridors and high-rise gardens to provide shade from the afternoon sun. The high-rise sky terraces will bring green relief to the built-up city and provide soothing gardens to the users. The towers will also use renewable energy such as solar power panels.
7 When completed, the State Courts Towers will accommodate over 60 courtrooms and over 50 hearing chambers. Court users can also look forward to improved service counters, designed to better address their needs.
Timeline for the construction of the State Courts Towers
||Commencement of Open Design Competition (Stage 1)
||Open Design Competition (Stage 2)
||Serie+Multiply Architects awarded the winning design in the Open Design Competition
||Commencement of piling works and service diversions
||Awarded construction contract to Samsung C&T Corporation
Issued by : State Courts, Singapore
Date : 29 February 2016
(i) Artist’s impression of the State Courts Towers
For further information or clarification, please contact:
(i) Ms Michelle Chiang, Assistant Director, Communications Directorate
Tel: 6435 5179 / 9722 6139
(ii) Mr Henedick Chng, Assistant Director, Communications Directorate
Tel: 6435 5652 / 9722 6139
Artist’s impression of the State Courts Tower