Singapore / Architecture

 Chijmes

Name of artwork : Common name
Chijmes
Name of artwork : Alternative name
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Name of place : Common name
Chijmes
Name of place : Alternative name
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Country
Singapore
State
Singapore
Province/City
Singapore
Location
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latitude/longitude
1.295000, 103.851389
Type of artwork
Architecture
History of production
Originally, this cathedral was named Convent of Holy Infant Jesus (CHIJ). It was the convent for nuns in Catholic and it had been in use for 130 years. It was built in 1840. Then it was abandoned and turned into restaurants, theatre and department stores.
Art
Chiimes was built under Gothic art or the architecture that tried to restore Gothic art, which can be commonly found in colonial countries. In Singapore, the same architectural style is found at Saint Andrew cathedral as well. The cathedral consists of a tower with a funnel-shaped roof at the front. At the back, there is a cathedral building in the rectangular plan. Each window is divided into two smaller windows. These windows are stretched and decorated with mosaic. All of these show a clear Gothic influence.
School
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Period
British Colonization Period 
Age
24-25 Centuries BE.
Religion
Christianity 
Sect
Catholic 
Religion, Belief, and Legend
Relate artwork
Type of License
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND)
Rights
SAC
Language
English
Date of Create
February 2015
Record creator
Associate Pro fessor Dr. Cheda Tingsanchali