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TONG BUILDING// Tong Building is designed for mixed retail, commercial & apartment use. It is a masterpiece that marked a before and after in Singapore as it was a pioneer with some design concepts. It is located in Singapore most renamed roads; Orchard Road. One of the features that made this building a unique piece in mid 80’s was the façade. It was the first building that had a curtain wall look façade. Although it was not a real curtain wall, the façade was solved with a back frame window system. Other important aspect was that Tong building was a pioneer with the set back concept, creating in this way a “plaza” for a wide variety of activities. Thousands of people walking in front of Tong had a place to sit, talk and play. Nowadays 30 years later to the design of Tong building, it still has a contemporary look, and many of the buildings facing Orchard have used its concepts into their design.