Singapore’s highest honour for designers and designs across all disciplines
One of Asia’s premier design festivals that champions design thought leadership
National Design Centre

111 Middle Road
Singapore 188969

Opening hours
Everyday 9am to 9pm

National Design Centre

The National Design Centre is the nexus for design. Designers, businesses, students and the public meet here to exchange ideas, use the amenities and attend design-focused exhibitions and programmes.

The National Design Centre’s vision is to become a world-class Design Centre and key Design Resource Hub that facilitates capability building, collaborations and marketing of designers and businesses.

Centrally located in Bras Basah.Bugis, Singapore’s arts, heritage and design precinct, it is also home to the DesignSingapore Council, the national agency for design.

The repurposed, award-winning conserved building is as much an emblem for outstanding Singaporean design and architecture, as it is a thriving venue for visitors to attend design-focused showcases and programmes. NDC adds to the pulse of the city’s district of arts, culture, design, heritage, learning and entertainment.


The building was previously home to the St Anthony’s Convent (1879-1994), Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (1995-2004) and Chinese Opera Institute (1995-2009). In 2011, a multi-disciplinary team led by SCDA Architects was appointed to develop and implement a design proposal for NDC.

New building
Today, NDC’s development comprises the restoration and adaptive reuse of the existing buildings at 111 Middle Road. It consists of three pre-war art deco blocks and one post-war modern block which have been gazetted for conservation by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA).

Parking is available at the following car parks near the centre:

  • Queen Street: Public and HDB car parks
  • Middle Road: InterContinental Singapore Hotel and Bugis Junction car park
  • Victoria Street: National Library Building and Bugis+ car park
Visitor Info
Explore design in Singapore and the wider world through curated exhibitions, programmes and retail experiences.

Opening hours
Monday – Sunday
9am to 9pm

111 Middle Road Singapore 188969

Guided Tours

Guided tours are available through advanced and confirmed bookings. As part of the tour, you will:

1. Tour NDC
Uncover the history and heritage of the conserved building, what it stands for today, the community that lives here, and the various programmes that take place in the space.

2. Walk through design event and exhibition showcases
Immerse yourself in the many design events and exhibitions presented throughout the year.

Tours are currently open to group bookings only and will need to be made at least 2 weeks in advance of the requested tour date.

Make a booking request for a guided tour, for your corporate or school visit.
Prior bookings are required for guided tours. Fees for group tours are $150 per guide, with a maximum of 20 people to a guide. Requests for tours are subject to the availability of guides.


Event | Exhibitions
17 Mar 2024 – 20 Mar 2024
Opens Daily 11.30am to 8pm
Event | Exhibitions
16 Apr 2024 – 21 Apr 2024
Opens Daily from 10am to 7pm
Event | Festival
14 Feb – 20 Mar 2024 (5pm SGT)
Event | Talks
28 February 2024
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Event | Exhibitions
19 Jan 2024 – 22 Feb 2024
Opens Daily 10am to 7pm
Fridays 10am to 9pm
Event | Workshops
11th & 18th January 2024
9.00am – 5.00pm
Event | Workshops
10 Nov 2023
2.30pm – 5.30pm (registration starts from 2pm)
Event | Workshops
16 Oct - 8 Nov 2023
12.30pm – 1.30pm
Event | Exhibitions
21 Sep - 16 Oct 2023
9am – 9pm
Event | Exhibitions
21 Sep - 31 Oct 2023
9am – 9pm
Event | Exhibitions
21 Sep - 01 Oct 2023
12pm – 8pm
Event | Exhibitions
21 Sep - 01 Oct 2023
9am – 9pm
Event | Exhibitions
21 Sep- 31 Dec 2023
9am – 9pm
Event | Exhibitions, Talks
21 Sep 2023 - 23 Sep 2023
Trade visitors:
21 September | 10.00am to 6.00pm
22 September | 10.00am to 6.00pm
Public visitors:
23 September | 10.00am to 6.00pm
Event | Festival
22 September 2023
7pm – 11pm
Event | Exhibitions
21 Sep 2023 - 23 Sep 2023
Trade visitors:
21 September | 10.00am to 6.00pm
22 September | 10.00am to 6.00pm
Public visitors:
23 September | 10.00am to 6.00pm
SDW 2023 KV
Event | Festival
21 September to 1 October 2023
Design Education Summit
Event | Talks, Workshops
9 November 2023
9.00 AM - 6.00 PM
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Event | Forum
25 September 2023
11am – 6pm
Event | Talks
23 August 2023
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Venue Hire

Looking for space to host your event?
The National Design Centre has a wide variety of spaces to suit your needs.


Design Studios and Offices

A D Lab Pte Ltd

A research-based architectural firm focusing on cutting edge residential projects.
Binary Style

A local boutique brand that specialises in designing scarves and apparel inspired by Singapore's unique history and diverse cultural mix.
Carrie K.

Classy boutique featuring traditional & unique jewelry, included rings, necklaces & bracelets.
DesignSingapore Council

#04-01 / #04-02
The national agency for design on a mission to champion the use of design to grow businesses, spur innovation and improve lives.
Fisherman Integrated

An advertising agency specialising in content creation, web and digital design, branded entertainment and other digital solutions.

#03-05 and #03-15
An independent fashion house for womenswear established in 2011 in Israel by Singaporean designer Gin Lee.

INVADE : A creative event agency in Singapore creating experiences and transforming spaces

MAKERS' MARKET : A curated marketplace concept bringing together crafts and design goods from around the region, Makers’ Market focuses on supporting start-ups, brands and designers, and making their ideas come to life.

JDMIS, Singapore's only specialized jewellery institution, ignites the creative spirit in industry professionals and independent artisans and delivers exceptional education in jewellery design, jewellery fabrication, gemstone knowledge and business.
Orcadesign Consultants Pte Ltd

A forward-thinking innovation and strategy consultancy firm advocating a human-centred and dynamic approach towards innovation.

A multi-disciplinary design collective aiming to push boundaries and seek innovative and collaborative ways of working to achieve design excellence.
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A strategic research, design and innovation consultancy that helps organisations in Asia grow through human-centric design.
P!D (Participate In Design)

P!D is a registered non-profit design, planning and educational organisation that helps neighbourhoods and public institutions in Singapore design community-owned spaces and solutions.
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SCKD Pte Ltd

SCKD is the acronym for Sky Creation Keat Design and was founded by 2 of the industry’s most respected figures, Dr. Sky Tan and Prof. Keat Ong. Both veterans brought a complete solution for the built environment industry with highly specialized teams handling the sophisticated processes from design, project management, and construction to styling. Headquartered in Singapore, SCKD has a vast network in Asia with offices in Malaysia and China.
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University of the Arts Singapore

#02-01/04 & #03-14
Singapore’s first and only arts university, founded on an alliance of LASALLE College of the Arts and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.

Retail and F&B

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Stratos Rooftop Bar

Stratos Rooftop Bar is a sanctuary beneath the stars. We specialise in cocktails and fresh seafood with a great view from the 5th floor. Happy Hours from 5-8pm.

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Singapore’s highest honour for designers and designs across all disciplines
One of Asia’s premier design festivals that champions design thought leadership
National Design Centre