Singapore Parliament House
The Parliament House of Singapore is a public building and cultural landmark and houses the Parliament of Singapore. The building was designed to represent a contemporary architectural expression of stateliness and authority. Due to its setting in the richly historical area, the building’s overall design harks back to its more historical neighbours with its slate grey external colour scheme and liberal use of accentuated columns reflective of the colonnade design common in classical architecture.
The main entrance to the building is preceded by a grand ceremonial driveway flanked by palm trees and complemented by fountain pools. The building’s signature prism-shaped top, designed by the late former president Ong Teng Cheong, was similarly a modernist take on the traditional dome.
The new Chamber features contemporary IT features like an electronic voting system, an integrated congress system, IT terminals and so on. Also part of the new building are a 170-seat auditorium, a library, range of meeting and IT rooms and media facilities, a dining room, a 100-seat public cafeteria and even a gymnasium.
This building was gazetted as a national monument on 14 February 1992.