Tan has completed her MArch from the University of California,
Los Angeles, (UCLA) USA and her BArch (Hons) from the
National University of Singapore She is a member of
the IT Committee of the Singapore Institute of Architects
and a member of the Singapore Board of Architects Examination
is currently Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture,
National University of Singapore. Her previous appointments
include : Senior Architect/Project Manager, Public Works
Department, Singapore. Manager, Cyber Reach Pte Ltd.
Senior Architect/IT Manager, Consortium 168 Architects
Pte Ltd. Part-time Lecturer, Singapore Polytechnic.
BRIEF Revenue House, the first "intelligent" government building
in Singapore houses the various departments of Inland Revenue
Authority of Singapore (IRAS) under one roof. It consists of
a 24-storey office block, a 5-storey podium block and a 4-storey
basement that house office space, cafeteria, childcare centre,
and civil defence shelter.
underpass connects the building to a Mass
Rapid Transit (MRT) station. The architectural
consultancy is a comprehensive scope of works
that included design of office interiors,
furniture and furnishings as well.
THE DESIGN CONCEPT The 24-storey tower juxtaposes
a light glass facade against a solid frame
- symbolising a flexible organisation with
a solid foundation. The Revenue House is designed
as a landmark with different faces when viewed
from different directions by the diagonal
orientation of the solid frame of the block.
: 55, Newton Road, Singapore
Site area : 18,000 sq. metres
Gross floor area : 88,000 sq.metres
Cost : S$180 million
Year of Completion : Jan 1996
Civil, Structural, M&E & QS Consultants :
Public Works Department, Singapore
Award : Construction Industry Development
Certificate of Merit for Best Buildable
open public space gives this site a sense
of place at the ground level. This is an "intelligent"
building that combines high-tech with human
touch - integrating function and technology
with sensitivity to the needs of its users.
The building also incorporates time-saving