WOHA’s former office is located in a 100 year old shophouse in the historic conservation district in the heart of the CBDin Singapore. The project was completed in only eight months, and was designed in 2001 and completed in 2002.
The old shophouse space was cut up spatially by a winding timber staircase. A new spiral staircase within a steel-clad drum allowed the floors to be developed as open plan spaces on each level. Planted roof terraces, glazed floors, timber decks, and a hanging mezzanine transformed the old utilitarian spaces at the rear into a contemporary studio space.