Aura Restaurant & Sky Lounge,
Singapore

Client

Art Restaurant at the National Gallery

Aura Restaurant & Sky Lounge,
Singapore

Occupying a stunning double level, corner space atop the extensively refurbished heritage-listed building that now houses the National Gallery, JPA meticulously designed and decorated a contemporary Italian restaurant, plus chic rooftop lounge and bar.

Situated on the 5th floor, Aura offers a formal dining experience in a relatively small 2,100 sqft foortprint. The brief was to create a space that looks formal, but is casual enough that the furniture can be moved around for various group sizes on a site with four immovable columns and a perceptibly low ceiling.

JPA overcame the challenge of the low ceiling height by cladding a portion of it, along with the columns, in rose-gold tinted mirror strips which create the perception of a much taller space.

The sleek contemporary interior of the restaurant is resplendently finished in marble, polished brass, burnt orange leather banquettes and custom-made dining chairs while commissioned sculptural works from local artists and a stepped hexagonal relief feature wall inspired by an architectural feature on the parapet of the original building’s facade add character and interest.

On the upper level, the Sky Lounge is a glass-encased rooftop lounge and dining space, with expansive outdoor terraces flanking two sides to capture stunning unobstructed views across the Singapore skyline.

An all-day destination for casual dining, Sky Lounge transitions in the evenings into a vibrant rooftop bar. The spaciously furnished venue has a relaxed modern vibe with the lustrous white marble-topped bar as its centerpiece.

London

Mare Street Studios
203/213 Mare Street
London
E8 3LY
United Kingdom

Singapore

5 Shenton Way
#10-01 UIC Building
Singapore
068808
Singapore

Dubai

Office 205,
Al Khaimah Building
Port Saeed
Dubai
PO Box 111985
United Arab Emirates

©2021, JPA Product Design Ltd

London

Mare Street Studios
203/213 Mare Street
London
E8 3LY
United Kingdom

Singapore

5 Shenton Way
#10-01 UIC Building
Singapore
068808
Singapore

Dubai

Office 205,
Al Khaimah Building
Port Saeed
Dubai
PO Box 111985
United Arab Emirates

©2021, James Park Associates International Ltd