Beyond just being one of the most accessible and efficient modes of public transport, many of our MRT stations are also distinct for the art within them – some boast award-winning architectural features as well.
From colourful murals and arresting sculptures to vibrant stained glass and intricate mosaics, LTA’s Art in Transit programme take art to the people and add a touch of beauty to the daily commute.
Art in Motion
Since the first phases of the MRT, artworks have been integrated with station finishes, offering future generations a collection of works that speak eloquently about Singapore’s history and culture.
From North East Line to Downtown Line, we have worked with some of Singapore’s top artists as well as a younger generation of artists such as:
Downtown Line also features work from education institutions – Hwa Chong Institutions, LASALLE College of the Arts and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.
Both Bras Basah and Stadium stations were designed by renowned architects, WOHA – and both evoke a sense of light and wonder.
The limpid pool that marks one of the entrances to Bras Basah Station, acts as a reflecting pool from street level and shimmering skylight when seen by commuters.
For Stadium Station, WOHA included architectural features reminiscent of the old Kallang stadium and used glossy iridescent tiles to bring a glow to the submarine-like station interior.