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The Banana Leaf Apolo


A family-run Indian restaurant business in Singapore since 1974, the Banana Leaf Apolo wanted to branch out from shophouses to shopping malls. Gensler was engaged to design Apolo’s latest outlet in Parkway Parade Mall in Singapore, as well as to create a new brand image that can help tap into a wider and more diverse clientele. The resulting space and brand design exudes a modern welcoming front with touches of Indian flair, maintaining its authenticity to Indian culture, traditions, and dining conventions. The project was delivered through the collaboration among Gensler’s Singapore, Bangkok, and Sydney offices. As a global design firm, Gensler was able to leverage expertise from several offices to provide the best design solutions for the client.