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Raffles Hotel

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Architects 61 / SsangYoung Engineering Construction Co. Ltd
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As Robinson Iron’s first international project, the restoration of ironwork on the 1887 Raffles Hotel located on the island nation of Singapore, required extensive rendering of the ornament, sculpting clay originals and developing detail drawings. The only existing original ironwork remaining was a fragment of railing embedded in a stucco wall.

Working from existing historic drawings of the original ironwork as it was manufactured by Walter MacFarlane & Company’s Saracen Foundry of Glasgow, Scotland, the Robinson Iron team began the replication of the evocative cast iron structures managing every aspect of the project — renderings, patternwork, engineering and on-site erection. After casting from molds developed to replicate the drawings, detailed and painted, the ironwork was shipped and installed by the Robinson Iron team to again showcase the 1887 Raffles Hotel.

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