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.
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
Monday – Sunday
9am to 9pm
111 Middle Road Singapore 188969
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Retail and F&B
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.