The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Heritage gem, lovingly restored

The Project

Built in 1885, this Chinese Chou-Zhou style courtyard house previously known as the House of Tan Yeok Nee was carefully restored, keeping the original architecture intact while introducing modern uses. All original elements were retained. Students and visitors get to enjoy this national monument, gazetted in 1974.

If you don’t know the past, how would you know the future

The Challenge

The challenge was to restore the house sensitively, retaining its authenticity, while accommodating the school’s modern needs. Extensive research was carried out. A special expert team and native craftsmen specialised in traditional Chinese architecture were engaged. The result is a masterpiece with a new lease of life.

At A Glance

Area: 2,103 m2

Location: 101 Penang Road, Singapore

Completion: 2000

Wing Tai Holdings Ltd

Scope of Work:
Architectural, CS Engineering, Interior

The only traditional Chinese courtyard house left


FIABCI World Prix D’ Excellence Awards Special Recognition

URA Architectural Heritage Awards

SIA Architectural Design Awards