On Design 17: What can Singapore learn from the Golden Mile Complex?
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17 November 2016
Photo: Han Tan Tai
The shabby brutalism of Singapore’s Golden Mile Complex and adjoining Golden Mile Tower doesn’t fit with the city’s squeaky-clean, glass-and-steel vernacular. We ask how the pair have survived in a place that’s famously unsentimental about demolishing the old to make way for the new.
17 November 2016
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