Orchard Interchange Station

The Thomson East Coast Line (TEL) Orchard station links into the existing North-South Line (NSL) station through what is currently the deepest paid-to-paid link in Singapore and one of the biggest connections between old and new stations. Serving the Orchard Road premium shopping area, it is integrated under the iconic ION Orchard, with underground access to surrounding shopping complexes.

The TEL station has a total of 5 entrances, spread out along Orchard Boulevard and Paterson Road, surrounded by greenery. With detailed consideration for proximity to existing buildings, underground services and the need to conserve the surrounding greenery, SAA weaved these stations through the existing context to connect with and serve the commuters coming in from various directions.

Drawing from the aesthetic of the buildings around the Orchard Road area, materials such as glass and stone-clad walls form the planes that hold back the undulating ground, opening up entrances that lead commuters down to the stations below. The station entrance structures are designed as standalone pavilions that respect the surrounding site terrain and landscape.

Land Transport Authority (LTA)
26,660 sqm
Completion in 2021
Architectural & Engineering Consultancy
Thomson-East Coast Line

Key Leaders

Chief Executive Officer, SAA
Chief Executive Officer, SJ Global Architecture (ASEAN & North Asia)

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