Singapore’s Huge National Gallery Will Open with Pompidou and Circumstance by Allison Meier on June 24, 2015


Exterior of National Gallery Singapore (courtesy National Gallery Singapore, via Flickr)

The largest public collection of modern Southeast Asian art is opening this October, and the institution that will house it just announced a collaborative exhibition with the Centre Pompidou in 2016. National Gallery Singapore (NGS) joins two historic buildings — the city-state’s former Supreme Court and City Hall — with an adaptive reuse design by studioMilou Architecture. A gold roof of 15,000 aluminum panels sweeps between the neoclassical structures, with a light-strewn courtyard constructed in the center.


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