BCA Gallery showcases development of Spore’s built environment

A new Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Gallery was opened on Friday to showcase the past and latest technology used to erect buildings in Singapore.

Located at Braddell Road, the gallery’s interactive exhibits show what it takes to erect buildings in Singapore since the post-war period. There is also a sensory garden – an outdoor extension of the gallery – which has access for the handicap.

The gallery was officially opened by Senior Minister of State for National Development and Education, Grace Fu.

With a total floor space of 2,394 square metres, BCA said it hopes the displays will provide insights into its integral role in shaping a safe, sustainable and friendly-built environment.

It said the exhibits are designed to provide visitors with the different sights, sounds, textures and smells in a comfortable and calming environment.

BCA’s CEO Dr John Keung said: “With the launch of the new BCA Gallery, we hope to engage the younger generation so that they are more aware of the contributions of the built environment professionals and their achievements.”

The BCA Gallery is open from Mondays to Fridays, except public holidays, from 9.30am to 4.30pm. Admission to the gallery is free.

Interested visitors can call 6325-7720 or email [email protected] for more information on the BCA Gallery’s guided tours. – CNA /ls

Source : Channel NewsAsia – 26 Apr 2008

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