Friday, May 22, 2015

DP Consultants: Design - Our Services

Led by industry leading qualified architects, DP Design (DPD) has been commissioned for many iconic projects including The Esplanade, Theatres on the Bay, Paragon Shopping Centre, Singapore Stock Exchange and the award winning The Dubai Mall.

Working with developers, government agencies as well as private and public companies, DPD provides a full professional service at all stages of the project from design to completion. DPD has a broad range of experience both domestically and abroad.

DPD’s services include interior design, interior master-planning and project management services for a range of typologies including Retail, Commercial, Institutional, Hospitality, Healthcare, Residential, and Resorts & Spas.


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

DP Consulting Group Singapore PTE LTD: People - Design

Led by a highly dedicated team of experienced designers, DP Design has proven that its expertise stretches beyond the traditional realms of interior design to include space planning, corporate branding strategies, signage and wayfinding – elements of interior architecture that, when articulated successfully, further define the character of the spaces.

MIKE LIM (Director)

Mike Lim is responsible for the concept design and design development of a wide range of projects including commercial complexes, large condominiums, shops, restaurants and offices. He was the interior designer of The Dubai Mall, the largest mall in the world. Besides prominent local projects like Resorts World Sentosa, Changi Airport Terminal 1 and 2, and Paragon Shopping Centre; Mike has undertaken numerous overseas projects including Noon Square in South Korea and Abu Dhabi Tower in the United Arab Emirates. He is currently working on the renewal of Wisma Atria, Rift Bay in Jordan and Doha Festival City in Qatar.

JOHN TAN (Associate Director)

Before joining DP Architects in 2008, John Tan worked in two established interior design firms. His previous experience includes the retrofitting of guest floor corridors in Orchard Hotel and the suite corridors in Hilton Hotel in Seoul, Korea. John has managed both local and overseas projects, including residential developments, hotel retrofitting, F&B outlets and offices from tender to construction stage. John was the team leader for all interior design fitting-out works for the Central Zone and casino at Resorts World Sentosa. He is currently working on the West Zone of the same development.

ADA SIM (Senior Associate)

Since joining DP, Ms Ada Sim has attained comprehensive design experience concentrated in the Asian region.

Ada’s portfolio of work includes major hospitality and residential projects in Singapore, Malaysia, China and Indonesia, such as Singapore’s integrated resort Resorts World Sentosa and Zhongshan Park Integrated Development. The breadth of her experiences has allowed her to dream up design approaches ranging from contemporary to understated luxury. Ada has expertise in generating designs that focus on functional details, which shape the overall aesthetics of the built establishment that is conceived.

Aside from an assurance of quality, Ada’s designs often respond to sustainability concerns and are sympathetic to the different cultural contexts found in each region. Passionate about design, Ada’s work encompasses conceptualisation, design development and coordination throughout the tenure of a project.

Ms Ada Sim obtained her Bachelor of Built Environment (Interior Design) degree at Australia Queensland University of Technology in 2002.

CHRISTINE PASCUAL (Senior Associate)

Christine Pascual has over 14 years of diverse experience in both architectural and interior design and has contributed to several large-scale commercial, hospitality and institutional projects in Singapore, Middle East and South-east Asia.

She was the interior design team leader on notable projects such as the Pantages Hollywood TheaterTM at Universal Studios Singapore®, Retail 112-117 in Dubai, Blocks 51 and 58 at one of Singapore’s oldest polytechnics, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, as well as Clementi Mall in Singapore. She was also actively involved in projects such as the Burj Dubai Boutique Hotel, the upmarket shopping centre Paragon on Orchard Road and The State House Hotel in Yangon, Myanmar.

Christine is currently the interior design team leader for significant projects such as Sengkang General and Community Hospitals, one of the largest hospitals being built in Singapore.


Mr Peeradet Kangsadalkun hails from Bangkok, Thailand and joined DP Design in 2006. Since then, he has helped design a diverse range of commercial, institutional and hospitality projects.

His expertise spans conceptualisation, design development and coordination. His key strengths are in decision-making, displaying initiative and a capacity for problem solving. His experience at DP has pushed him to conceive designs that are contemporary, avant garde or elegantly understated. Peeradet is also skilled at creating designs that consider the functional details, adding to the overall aesthetics of the project.

Peeradet has helmed the interior design for various projects in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and China. These include the Hard Rock Hotel Singapore at Resorts World Sentosa, premier private education provider Raffles Education Corporation and the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, among others. He has a deep passion for design, is proficient at leading projects and is a strategic thinker, backed by years of experience and technical knowledge. Goal-oriented and adept at handling multiple tasks within a team, Peeradet’s level of service and dedication have also earned him positive endorsements from clients.

Peeradet obtained his Bachelor of Architecture (Interior Architecture) degree at the Assumption University in Thailand in 2005.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

DP Consulting Group Singapore PTE LTD: Profile - DP Design

DP Design (DPD), incorporated in 1982, offers interior design, space planning and project management services for large scale mega-projects both domestically and abroad.

DPD creates interior spaces in direct response to a building’s intrinsic architectural and formal relationships. Rather than treating interiors as isolated design project, it is seen as an extension of the architecture. DPD seeks to preserve and underline the natural behaviour of a building, as interior architects working with project-specific materials, lighting conditions and planning techniques.

DPD serves this role in two ways, depending on its engagement in a building’s design process.

* At conception stage, DPD will help to mould the overall building in a holistic manner to achieve particular internal conditions, more suitable for better user experiences.
* For completed buildings, DPD will re-work internal spaces in an innovative manner to achieve functionality and personality of the spaces in line with the existing architecture.

The intimate participation of architects in the formation of a building’s interior design strengthens a visitor’s sense of identification with it. DPD works to support DP Architects in achieving holistic design practices. When interior designers have the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with building architects from conception to completion of a project, a building’s character and functionality can be realised to its full potential.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

DP Group of Companies: Roles - DP Green



Yeong Weng Fai joined DP Architects in 1989 and has been involved in a wide spectrum of projects from landed to high-rise residential developments, institutional buildings, interior architectural design and landscape design in Singapore and overseas. A keen horticulturalist, he has played an integral role in numerous landscape design projects in Singapore including Civil Service Club at Changi, Four Acres Singapore and River Safari. Weng Fai is currently focusing on Tampines Town Hub; Sengkang General and Community Hospitals; Connexion at Farrer Park, a hospital and hotel complex; Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine and several landscape projects in India, China, Indonesia and Myanmar.

YVONNE TAN (Director)

Yvonne graduated with first-class honours in Landscape Architecture from Lincoln University, New Zealand. She brings to the team 20 years of local and international experience in landscape planning, landscape architecture and urban design. More than 9 years of her work experience were dedicated to China and India. Yvonne has delivered a diverse range of projects – including mixed-use, residential, commercial, civic spaces, institutions, hospitality, recreational and park infrastructure as well as waterfront projects. She has expertise in operating as a liaison for clients, hardscape and softscape design, project management and administration as well as detailing and production. Her current projects include Tampines Town Hub in Singapore and several mega mixed-use developments in China, India and Indonesia.


Varit Charoenveingvechkit joined DP Architects upon his graduation from Chulalongkorn University in 2004 with a degree in Landscape Architecture. The winner of the design competition for ‘Chatuchak Metropolitan Park’ held during his undergraduate days, he has since gained more than ten years of experience working on healthcare, religious and residential developments as well as commercial and residential entry plazas and roof gardens. Prominent projects in his portfolio include Sengkang General and Community Hospitals and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Fulong Century Centre in Xiamen and The Esplanade in Tianjin, China. His current project of focus is Orchard Hotel.

TAN SZE WEI (Arborist)

Tan Sze Wei graduated from the National University of Singapore with a degree in Botany and is a Certified Arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture (USA). Her professional experience includes arborist consultation, landscape and planting design and project management of various landscape upgrading schemes for Sentosa Island and Sentosa Cove. Working alongside international specialists, including Australian landscape designer Jamie Durie and German horticultural consultant Norbert Nuhues, has also broadened her knowledge and provided her with valuable exposure in arboriculture and landscape consultation. Prominent projects in her arboriculture consultation portfolio include Singapore Sports Hub and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine. Her current projects include The Pines, Oxley Projects and the new Downtown East in Singapore.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

DP Consultants: Our Services - DP Green


Green spaces are invaluable to the liveability and long-term sustainability of cities, often providing linkages and social collection points that strengthen urban fabrics. DPG’s landscape designs work towards producing a deep-seated sense of place by responding to a site’s natural genius loci.

Success is achieved via the collaboration of multiple disciplines with artisanal sensibilities for crafting landscapes fully integrated with buildings and infrastructure, particularly in the formation of hardscapes, softscapes and green roofs.


DPG’s arboriculture team is informed of the latest arboreal technologies, knowledge and practices developed worldwide to provide professional tree-care consultation services to clients.

The services include, but are not limited to:


Thursday, May 7, 2015

DP Group of Companies: DP Green Profile

Creative and dynamic, DPG is a multi-disciplinary practice comprised of architects, landscape architects, horticulturists and arborists. Like skilled craftsmen, they take a process-driven approach to design in the built and natural environment, ensuring that the landscape is in harmonious balance. A firm belief that architecture and landscape are inextricably linked, DPG have a keen fondness on public spaces. From parks to music stages, encouraging personal interaction with that space while pushing design boundaries is core to DPG’s ethos.

Completed projects in Singapore include: myVillage at Serangoon Garden, awarded a Skyrise Greenery Award in 2011 for its successful integration of greenery into an urbanscape; Grand Park Orchard, a hotel at the heart of the Orchard Road shopping belt; Jardin, a residential development that fully explores the concept of high-rise garden living; Hotel Fort Canning, where plantings from Fort Canning Park were implemented to celebrate site history; the Trinity Christian Centre at Paya Lebar; and the School of Science and Technology (SST).

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

DP Consulting Group Singapore PTE LTD: Services of DP Infrastructure

DPI’s experience includes major metro rail projects with elevated and underground stations, interchange stations and specialised stations with particular civil defence requirements. DP Architects has executed work in Singapore and overseas on projects ranging from entire metro lines to complex city-centre stations that integrate interchanges, civil defence shelter requirements and integration with civic or commercial structures.

In addition, DPI staff members have been involved in the design of four major transit depots in Singapore and India including an underground depot and one designed for additional overhead commercial development. A DPI team has also executed a major feasibility study commissioned by the Jurong Town Corporation for the Urban Redevelopment Authority concerning the intensification of land use by adding commercial development over existing train depots.

DPI personnel were also responsible for developing the winning design bid submitted by the GVK Group for the new Mumbai International Airport.

DPI personnel are drawn from people with decades of international experience in infrastructure projects such as:

* Urban planning and development
* MRT rail, rolling stock and equipment maintenance facilities
* MRT railway stations
* Close integration of commercial projects with rail and road systems
* Telecommunications – infrastructure projects
* Airports
* Aircraft maintenance building facilities

Over the years we have worked with a wide range of consultancy procurement methods for clients, including:

* Conventional consultancy
* Integrated-teams with engineering and other disciplines
* Design-and-build contract teams
* Guaranteed-price contract teams
* Build-Operate-and-Transfer teams

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Projects of DP Infrastructure

Beijing Guoson Centre

Category: Transit Orientated Development
Country: China
Year of Completion: 2008
Client: Guocoland (China) Limited
Size: 538,330sqm
Work Scope: Partial Architectural Services

Beijing Guoson Centre is conceptualised as a ‘collection of treasures’, or precious gems strung together due to its range of functional programs – a transport interchange, retail mall, five-star luxury hotel, two office towers and residential apartments. The retail podium unifies the development, comprising the South and North retail complexes. These envelop a well-landscaped central court on the podium roof deck level. Thematically, the facades of the South Retail complex and the twin towers are designed to emulate jewels through glazed onyx panels and windows tilted at various angles respectively.

The development’s focus is the luxury hotel – the ‘Crown Jewel’. A well-proportioned façade recalls the intricacies of traditional Chinese craftsmanship, expressed with present day architectural elements resulting in an elegant and timeless expression. High quality finishes on the exteriors and interiors reflect its refined nature.

The residential apartment block lies adjacent to the luxury hotel. One side faces an urban edge, the other an internal landscape court. The urban ‘front’ is modern and sleek responding to its urban condition; the internal façade seeks tranquillity. This is achieved by the central contemporary landscaped court on the podium deck. The architecture of these apartments in nature-inspiring to bring warmth into the urban centre, the highlight being the rooftop all-season conservatory gardens.

Bishan Depot

Category: Rail and Metro
Country: Singapore
Year of Completion: 1988
Client: Mass Rapid Transit Corporation
Work Scope: Full Architectural Services

Bishan Depot provides maintenance facilities for rolling stock and fixed installations in Singapore’s Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system. The 2km-long site is located some distance north of downtown Singapore on what was primarily marshland.

The buildings on the site include a main depot, an administration building that houses a training school, a fixed installations workshop (with full overhaul facilities), train wash buildings, a control tower and numerous utility structures.

The design of the buildings attempts to strike a balance with the aesthetics of the trains they serve. An insulated metal sandwich panel is used throughout as a cladding material, thereby affording a clean, uncluttered and low maintenance finish. The 10m-long panels are large but lightweight, and are mounted on steel supports.

Built at the start of construction of the Singapore MRT system, DP Architects pioneered this facility in collaboration with engineering consultants Electrowatt and rail consultants DE-Consult (now DB International). It was the first such facility in the Singapore metro network.

Changi Exhibition Centre

Category: Air Terminals and Utility Buildings
Country: Singapore
Year of Completion: 2001 (Design)
Client: Asian Aerospace Pte Ltd
Size: 59,000sqm

Designed as the dedicated home of the bi-annual Asian Aerospace exhibition and air show. The Changi Exhibition Centre comprises permanent buildings and temporary structures. The main exhibition hall is the most dominant of the permanent structures and also the nucleus of the development. The temporary elements consist of the exhibitors’ chalets, entrance canopy and tents provided for use by organisers and sponsors, as well as concession stands.

The planning of these elements is driven by the need to achieve efficiency of workflow, clarity in layout of functional components, good segregation of traffic circulation routes, good security control and flexibility of the grounds for public use during non-exhibition periods. The landscape design gives the exhibition grounds a park-like environment integrated with the adjacent coastal park. The unique structural system is designed for efficiency and services are zoned to optimise distribution.

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