National Design Centre, Singapore

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The National Design Centre of Singapore is located in the arts, cultural, learning and entertainment district of Bras Basah–Bugis. The complex is a focal point for all things design in Singapore and a space where designers and businesses can exhibit their products, exchange ideas, and even work. It also invites the public to learn about design through its exhibitions and programmes.


The centre has two galleries and houses three design labs – IDA Labs, the Materials Design Lab, and the Prototyping Lab.
The NDC occupies the 120-year-old premises of the former St Anthony's Convent. The development of the NDC involved the restoration and adaptive reuse of the conserved buildings, consisting of three pre–World War II Art Deco blocks and one post-war modern block.


The NDC is also home to the DesignSingapore Council, which was formed in 2003 as the national agency for design under the Economic Development Board. The Council develops the design sector, and helps Singapore to use design for innovation and growth, making lives better.
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  • I visited this with my friend father who was retired. It is in kadakwasala which is 20kms from Pune and the training is done here  more »
  • After reading write-up and publicity on 50 Years of Singapore Design, was expecting more from this particular exhibition but was somewhat disappointed by the crammed layput which didn't give...  more »
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  • Aside from classes, actually really nice exhibit about the history of design in Singapore. Also nice little shops sprinkled throughout to look for design items and clothing. Nice Japanese light food restaurant as well. Watch the event calendar for interesting talks to attend
  • Convenient spot to get to, being located right by NAFA. They house many good art events from time to time, so make sure you check them out to see what's on show then. Restaurants and shops also come and go, so you get to try new stuff each time if you come here once in a while. Offices and retail shops are upstairs and you should get access to some of the more unique local brands doing all sorts of design related things.
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