2016 Special Mention’s Tour: 30 Beach Road
A significant effort is evident in the restoration of the exterior façade of the four heritage blocks. This includes the salvaging and reinstating of missing and damaged finishes such as the painstaking removal of paint from the handmade brick tile facade of the NCO Club. Notable too is the effort in the retention of fixtures such as the original roller shutters from the 1930s.
Careful research done on each building’s fabric and history is extensive and impressive. However, the fit-out approach does not appear to take advantage of the spatial qualities of the original interiors. In addition, the rich military heritage of the complex of buildings has not been fully recaptured.
The owner is commended for compiling a history of the wider Beach Road area into a book, creating a valuable resource for future reference.
Conducted by Aedas.
Meet at the main entrance of the South Beach Hotel at 9.45am.
Address: 30 Beach Road, Singapore 189763
Nearest MRT Station: Esplanade
Registration opens on 12 November 2016 at 10am.