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Tubes make waves in Singapore

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A large quantity of circular hollow sections supplied by Corus International’s Singapore office, have played an integral role in creating a surfing theme for the city’s harbour front development known as VivoCity.

Designed by Japanese architect Toyo Ito, the wave inspired facade and roof needed 280t of steel, sourced from Corus Tubes.

Bernard Chung, Structural Sales and Technical Manager at Corus International Asia said: “This was a truly international project with Japanese, European and other Asian companies all working side-by-side. To minimise cost on project supply, we were able to work closely with Continental Steel, the sole distributor and stockholder of Corus Tubes’ Celsius structural hollow sections.”

“This enabled us to eliminate double handling by arranging direct delivery from Corby to the fabrication yards in full 40t container loads,” added Mr Chung.

VivoCity is set to become Singapore’s largest and most diverse retail and lifestyle destination. The development boasts more than 300 retail outlets, an amphitheatre, a 7,000m² open-air plaza and a 300m harbour front boardwalk.

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