Ocean Financial Centre



Technical Data:

Project: Ocean Financial Centre, Singapore
Development Type: Office Building
Location: 10 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049315
Site Area: 6.109 m²
Gross Floor Area: 92.368 m²
Year of Construction: 2010
Year of Completion: 2011
Owner: Ocean Properties Pte. Ltd., a division of Keppel Land Pte. Ltd., Singapore
Developer: Ocean Properties Pte. Ltd., Singapore
Project Manager: Keppel Land International Ltd., Singapore
Project Architect: Architects 61 Pte. Ltd., Singapore
Architectural Design: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects Inc., New Haven, CT, USA
Main Contractor: Obayashi - Woh Hup Joint Venture, Singapore
Lighting & Ctrl. System: ACCLAIM Lighting, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Lighting Installer: Intraco Ltd., Singapore in conjunction with Pacific Technical Products Pte. Ltd., Singapore
Project Investment: 300 Million U.S.$


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AL-Net 8 Controller, 45 pcs
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Ocean Properties Pte. Ltd. has had a new office built in Singapore: the Ocean Financial Centre (OFC) Singapore. Collyer Quay was chosen as the location, the address for important financial institutions and multi-national corporations. The building was constructed directly at Raffles Place in Singapore‘s New Downtown. Ocean Towers, formerly situated there, were demolished for this purpose. Within a short construction period from 2010 to 2011, the building was constructed under the management of Keppel Land International Ltd. by the Obayashi - Woh Hup Joint Venture Construction Company. The 43 floor towers were designed by the renowned and internationally recognised team of architects Pelli-Clarke-Pelli from New Haven, CT, USA, in cooperation with the locally based architecture company Architects 61 Pte. Ltd.

The OFC tower, located practically next to the marina, has become a distinctive part of the breathtaking Singapore skyline. It ranks amongst the foremost of all the important offices and business buildings worldwide, having been built according to the most modern guidelines and directives regarding environmental friendliness and endurance.

The light-design of the tower must be viewed in this context. The facade and the roof crown were equipped with extremely energy-efficient LEDs, they give the building and therefore also the skyline of Singapore, a unique, exciting and unforgettable look. ACCLAIM LIGHTING from Los Angeles, CA, USA is the manufacturer and supplier of the architectural LED-lighting. The Maybank Tower, only a block away, was also illuminated with LED-technology by ACCLAIM in 2007.

Intaco Ltd. in cooperation with Pacific Technical Products Pte. Ltd. (both also based in Singapore) took over the installation of ACCLAIM LIGHTING hardware. Several very demanding technical challenges had to be mastered. On the one hand, the installed LED light-technology had to be in absolute harmony, without compromising the design negatively in any way, and integrated into the facade following the progress of construction. On the other hand, to achieve the requested goal to give the building a unique lighting design it was necessary to combine WW-light and RGB-light in one single LED.
Furthermore, it was very difficult to develop reliable control for the enormously large number of pixels, to manage all the outstanding light effects.

ACCLAIM LIGHTING provides very innovative technologies offering light designers completely new creative possibilities. Next to the sophisticated hardware, the X-Soft software by ACCCLAIM is the key to unusual and amazing light effects. For the OFC, programming was developed, according to customers´ demands, to enable individual effects. Of course the system can also be operated manually.

Visitors and also the inhabitants of Singapore are enthralled and enjoy the light effects of the OFC tower. It definitely enriches the city and is an unmistakeable feature in the Singapore skyline. Naturally, the building draws peoples’ attention, particularly when the video-modus is activated. The authority for city planning defines regulations as to how light effects may be employed and at which light intensity they may be operated. On public holidays or for events, the full colour scheme and the highest light intensity can be marvelled at.