3 historic structures on Mount Sophia to undergo $6.3m restoration

The old chapel was built in 1969 by the Trinity Theological College.
The old chapel was built in 1969 by the Trinity Theological College. PHOTO: ST FILE

Condo complex showcases how creative reuse and flexible models add value to conserved buildings

It has been one of the country's best kept secrets but that will change when a former chapel on Mount Sophia that boasts some striking architectural features throws open its doors to the public next year .

This one-of-a-kind modernist tropical structure, which has been largely in private hands, is set to reopen as a restaurant, but will retain the sweeping roof beams forming the Chinese character "ren" (people) and a floating skylight.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 30, 2018, with the headline 'Room for history on Mount Sophia'. Print Edition | Subscribe