The building is a collaboration between two private organisations, Rock Productions, the commercial arm of a charismatic church, the New Creation Church and a hard nosed and experienced Singapore developer CapitaMalls Asia.
They agreed to build a property with 24,000 square metres of rentable floor space and a state of the art performance venue for an audience of 5,000 people in a floor space of 38,000 square metres. Supporting this is 24,000 sq m of retail space on four levels.
The first big surprise of Andrew Bromberg of Aedas's design is that
the enormous 5,000-seat auditorium,by far the largest such auditorium in Singapore, is propped up at the top of the building by vast, raking columns. Its underbelly serves as the ceiling for the 33 m high grand cathedral, open to the elements but sheltered from them by the bulk of the auditorium above.