National Design Centre

The National Design Centre is the nexus for design. Designers,
businesses, students and the public meet here to exchange ideas, use
the amenities and attend design-focused exhibitions and programmes.

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The National Design Centre's vision is to become a world-class Design Centre and key Design Resource Hub that facilitates capability building, collaborations and marketing of designers and businesses. ​ ​

Centrally located in Bras Basah.Bugis, Singapore’s arts, heritage and design precinct, it is also home to the DesignSingapore Council, the national agency for design.​ ​

The repurposed, award-winning conserved building is as much an emblem for outstanding Singaporean design and architecture, as it is a thriving venue for visitors to attend design-focused showcases and programmes. NDC adds to the pulse of the city’s district of arts, culture, design, heritage, learning and entertainment.

History

The building was previously home to the St Anthony’s Convent (1879-1994), Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (1995-2004) and Chinese Opera Institute (1995-2009). In 2011, a multi-disciplinary team led by SCDA Architects was appointed to develop and implement a design proposal for NDC.

New building

Today, NDC’s development comprises the restoration and adaptive reuse of the existing buildings at 111 Middle Road. It consists of three pre-war art deco blocks and one post-war modern block which have been gazetted for conservation by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA).

Parking

Parking is available at the following car parks near the centre:

  • Queen Street: Public and HDB car parks

  • Middle Road: InterContinental Singapore Hotel and Bugis Junction car park

  • Victoria Street: National Library Building and Bugis+ car park

Precautionary Measures when visiting NDC

Pre-visit:

  • Wear your mask. Children 12 years and below who find it hard to wear masks, or persons with health conditions causing medical difficulties when masks are worn, may wear face shields instead.

  • Keep your group size to no more than 5 people.

  • Checking in via TraceTogether is compulsory and visitors are reminded to bring their tokens or keep their apps running throughout their visit.

Upon arrival:

  • Check-in to the National Design Centre must be done using TraceTogether, either via the app or the token. This also applies to any other specific units that you visit within the building.

  • Have your temperature taken at the self-help stations. If you have a temperature above 38°C, you will be screened again. Should this persist, you will not be able to enter the building.
  • Please be informed that real-time building occupancy will be monitored to ensure that NDC is operating within permissible capacity.

Before leaving:

  • Check out using TraceTogether.

Visitor Info

Explore design in Singapore and the wider world through curated exhibitions, programmes and retail experiences.

Opening hours

Monday - Sunday
9am to 9pm

Address

111 Middle Road Singapore 188969


Events


Venue Hire

Looking for space to host your event? 
The National Design Centre has a wide variety of spaces to suit your needs.

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Tenants


Design Studios and 
Offices

A D Lab Pte Ltd

#03-03 A
research-based architectural firm focusing on cutting edge residential projects.

www.a-dlab.com

Binary Style

#03-10
A local boutique brand that specialises in designing scarves and apparel inspired by Singapore's unique history and diverse cultural mix.

binarystyle.co

Carrie K.

#03-10
Classy boutique featuring traditional & unique jewelry, included rings, necklaces & bracelets.

carriekrocks.com

 

Common

#03-11
A transdisciplinary design firm with diverse skills and perspectives to deliver breakthrough customer experiences.

www.common.sg

DesignSingapore Associates Network (DAN)

#05-01
The DesignSingapore Scholars engages the community through design initiatives and fosters collaboration within the design community.

DesignSingapore Council

#04-01 / #04-02
The national agency for design on a mission to champion the use of design to grow businesses, spur innovation and improve lives.

www.designsingapore.org

Fisherman Integrated

#03-10
An advertising agency specialising in content creation, web and digital design, branded entertainment and other digital solutions.

fisherman.co

GINLEE Studio

#03-05
An independent fashion house for womenswear established in 2011 in Israel by Singaporean designer Gin Lee.

ginleestudio.com

Hans Tan Studio

#05-02
The studio tiptoes on the boundaries between design, craft and art, while maintaining a keen focus on developing materials and processes.

www.hanstan.net
 

Nipek Pte Ltd

#03-10
An architectural lighting design studio that collaborates with creative architects and designers to achieve a seamless integration of light and space.

www.nipek.jp

Orcadesign Consultants Pte Ltd

#03-08
A forward-thinking innovation and strategy consultancy firm advocating a human-centred and dynamic approach towards innovation.

www.orcadesign.net

Paperspace

#03-01/02/04
A multi-disciplinary design collective aiming to push boundaries and seek innovative and collaborative ways of working to achieve design excellence.

Paperspace.asia

P!D (Participate In Design)

#05-03
P!D is a registered non-profit design, planning and educational organisation that helps neighbourhoods and public institutions in Singapore design community-owned spaces and solutions.

www.participateindesign.org

Strate School of Design

Level 2 #02-04
Strate School of Design is a French private institution for technical education founded in 1993.

Strate.education

UX Consulting

#03-15
A user experience research and design firm, adopting user-centered design (UCD) approach to help clients enhance their digital presence.

www.uxconsulting.com.sg


Retail and F&B

Tanuki Raw

#01-05
A fusion of American and Japanese street food for a culinary experience that is both unique and unbelievably flavorful.

tanukiraw.com

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