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

Clients:
Wing Tai Holdings Ltd

Scope of Work:
Architectural, CS Engineering, Interior

The only traditional Chinese courtyard house left

Awards


2002
FIABCI World Prix D’ Excellence Awards Special Recognition

2001
URA Architectural Heritage Awards

SIA Architectural Design Awards