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36) How many windows are there in this building?


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MICA Building is located at the junction of Hill Street and River Valley Road.  This prominent colonial building was built in 1934.  It was the largest government building and modern skyscraper at that time.

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The historical building was built as a police station. To ease the entrance of the building, the steep slopes of Fort Canning Hill had to be cut back to provide access. 

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The colonial landmark, now home to the Ministry of Information, Communications and Arts (MICA) is also known as the Old Hill Street Police Station as it was used to house the Police Station and Barracks.

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Total numbers of 927 rainbow-painted timber frame casement windows never fail to draw the attention of passerby.  It makes the streetscape more lively and vibrant.

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Sunlight casting through the skylight, landing on the interior exhibition gallery, not only egg-on more inspiration but gives a natural touch to art and this distinctive building.

Author: Sydney Fong

Hi, I am Sydney, a Singaporean. Making a living as an Architectural Illustrator, 3d product designer and visionary. My blog entails categories of my interest, joy, upheaval of life and its destiny. Every post has its own characteristic. It conveys a story of its own, and the life of its owner.

26 thoughts on “36) How many windows are there in this building?

  1. I pinned the top photo on my Architecture Board on Pinterest.

  2. I love what color and light can do! :-)

  3. Too many for me to clean. :)

  4. what an extraordinary building! gorgeous night shot.. c

  5. I love the colour of those window! Especially at night. :D

  6. Gorgeous building & photos!

  7. Hi Sydney,
    A belated thank you for the “like” on my blog post! I really appreciate that. Thanks for stopping by, and I love having a chance to see your blog, too. :)


  8. Wow that’s an awesome building! Amazing photos :)

  9. I have no idea… but I love the colors! :D

  10. Those appear to be SHUTTERS contributing the color. It’s hard to imagine any building being so astoundingly colorful in 1934. ( Wasn’t the world B & W in those days?). Are these the original colors?

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