Marina Bay Financial Centre

Location: Marina Boulevard

Country: Singapore

Client: Consortium of Hongkong Land, Keppel Land and Li Ka-shing's Cheung Kong/Hutchison Whampoa

Architect: KPF, USA

Occupying prime location at the waterfront along Marina Bay, the Financial Centre is a purpose-built development designed to be the epicentre of Singapore’s financial and banking hub.

Five high-rise towers and generous underground parking constitute the six million square feet complex: two towers of 66 and 55 storeys are for residential use, while the remaining three towers, ranging from 33 to 50 storeys, are for commercial use.

Meinhardt provided integrated engineering for the mega development – working closely with the architect to ensure perfect integration of the structure, and building technical services into the architecture. Meinhardt developed highly efficient and robust structural solutions, utilising dual lateral load resisting systems coupled with hybrid pre-stressed in-situ and precast concrete floor systems to achieve exceptional building structural performance with high constructability and cost benefits. For excavation, an innovative island construction method was devised, comprising contiguous bored secant pile walls, deep cement mixed soil and treated perimeter soil berms. The system significantly reduced the quantum and extent of strutting and allowed concurrent excavation and superstructure works.