In the world’s largest Public-Private Partnership in terms of sports venue, Dragages Singapore undertook the design and construction work for this global iconic multi-purpose complex. Being the pre-eminent sports and leisure venue in the South Asia region, the Singapore Sports Hub offers world-class facilities for sports, events, concerts, exhibitions and international trade shows.
The Hub, completed in 2014, is located on a prime 35-hectare seafront site in the centre of Singapore, with close proximity to all major transport links. Stimulating the development of sports activities locally, the centre also enhances Singapore’s appeal and capabilities on a global level. Central to the Sports Hub is the 55,000-seat new National Stadium, which features a retractable roof measuring 300 m in diameter.
Other Hub facilities include: a 6,000-seat indoor aquatic centre and a water sports centre for the general public; a fully scalable 3,000-seat multifunction arena; an exhibition centre; a sports museum; office space for sporting associations; 41,000 sqm of commercial space and food and beverage outlets. The development also comprises a kilometre-long Sports Promenade with a skate park and tennis courts. With several interconnected buildings constructed within a small area, the complex presented both technological and logistical challenges during construction.
Sustainability is high on the agenda and the project received the Green Mark Awards 2012 (Gold Plus) from the Building and Construction Authority (BCA), just to name one of its sustainable features. To ensure spectators are housed in comfort, the stadium’s cooling system is required to provide relief from Singapore’s stifling heat. A unique and innovative air-conditioning system was specifically developed for the stadium which circulates cool air under spectator seating.