The Bugis Street area, singapore is famous as an arts, entertainment and education district, and as such, its planning commission wants new development to highlight the area’s vibrant nightlife. To do this, the WOHA Architects design Iluma. Iluma is a new entertainment and retail complex with a bold exterior design, and a variety of entertainment options indoors.
The exterior of Iluma is dynamic, with different floors featuring different façade shapes. These different shapes serve different purposes such services as parking, cinemas and performance spaces. Inside, a 40 meter-tall atrium serves as the interior focal point, and all roads lead here. The atrium is divided into two levels, with retail services downstairs, and entertainment options upstairs. Above, a lush, open-air rooftop terrace, complete with theater, event space and a café, creates an urban tropical oasis.