• Metro station railways with high ceilings and escalators
    Photo credit: ONG&ONG
  • Escalators in Tampines East station with large wall panels in purple
    Photo credit: ONG&ONG
  • Train at the Tampines East Station with purple and white panels lining the walls
    Photo credit: ONG&ONG
  • Stair lookouts at the Tampines East Station with high ceilings
    Photo credit: ONG&ONG
  • View of a mural by Jing Quek at Tampines East & West Stations, featuring images of local scenery and residents and printed on CeramicSteel panels.
    Photo credit: ONG&ONG

Tampines East Station - Downtown Line 3 | Tampines, Singapore

Contemporary art fills the interior of the Tampines East & West Stations in Singapore. With the Land Transport Authority’s (LTA) innovative program, “Art in Transit” (AIT), these stations were transformed into a place where art tells the story of those who live in Tampines. Artist Jing Quek used this urban city as inspiration for the mixture of imagery and photography, patterns, shapes, and colors – quite literally. In one mural located in the metro station, Quek created a panorama of local geography and over 250 residents, expanding in detail as an observer moves closer. The ability to curate a continuous and fluid visual was made possible with the use of 38 CeramicSteel panels with hidden joints. The smooth collaboration amongst PolyVision, LTA, architects, and contractors helped to create a space that the local community and other visitors can truly be proud of.

Large wall mural of people in a metro station as people wait for train

Client: Land Transport Authority

Main Contractor: GS E&C

Artist: Jing Quek

Architect: ONG&ONG

Architectural Contractor: Allwerkz Pte. Ltd.

Art Contractor: Alliance Panels Pte. Ltd.

Print Type: Digital

Completion Date: December 2016

Product Used: Standard 2-12, Standard 2-12 + Digital 1

Area: 3131 m2


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