Bigger BCA Gallery launched after revamp

Students from Woodgrove Secondary School sharing information on an interactive multimedia display with Minister Lawrence Wong.
Students from Woodgrove Secondary School sharing information on an interactive multimedia display with Minister Lawrence Wong.PHOTO: BCA
(From left) CEO of BCA, Dr John Keung, Minister Lawrence Wong and SAVH representatives.
(From left) CEO of BCA, Dr John Keung, Minister Lawrence Wong and SAVH representatives.PHOTO: BCA

SINGAPORE - The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Gallery launched a new and expanded gallery on Thursday (April 13).

Work on the new gallery started last year and the single storey showcase has grown to a two-storey exhibition consisting of six zones.

Each zone comes with distinct themes and interactive exhibits to educate the public on the importance of the building and construction industry in shaping the present and future development of Singapore.

The gallery features a "swipe wall", where visitors can browse through old and current photos of some of our iconic buildings and places.

A sensory garden also provides an outdoor experience for visitors, where their five senses will be engaged while learning about the importance of design elements that also aim to improve the accessibility of infrastructure.

Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong, who was at the event, said the industry is going through difficult times given its cyclical nature.

"But if you look at the BCA Gallery, and you look at what we have been through together, it should give us confidence and some encouragement that we have been through more difficult times before," he added.

Dr John Keung, chief executive of BCA, said the revamped gallery aims to incorporate the latest progress and achievements of the building environment industry and "give visitors a glimpse of the future trends and opportunities the industry can offer."

The upgraded gallery is the fruit of group discussions held between BCA, students and teachers from participating schools. Entry is free to the gallery which is located at the BCA Academy at 200, Braddell Road. Interested visitors can call 6248-9930 or email bca_gallery@bca.gov.sg to arrange a visit on weekdays (except for public holidays) from 10am to 5pm.