The project is part of a redevelopment plan to provide an enhanced and connected high-tech research and development environment. It is a model for a technology building to reflect the needs of emerging e-commerce and research organisations.
Christopher Lee, Principal of Serie Architects, explained, “The Science Park model of the 1990s—with buildings isolated from one another by unutilised landscape—is no longer adequate for today’s workspaces that are more social in nature. The first of more than five buildings in the cluster, 5 Science Park Drive is designed to ensure that common spaces are visible, accessible and nourished with amenities.”
The building features a three-storey extended lobby that incorporates a series of cascading platforms incorporating a café, breakout spaces and a small auditorium. The floor plans are designed to maximise flexibility. The centralised circulation with highly efficient double-loaded corridors allows the building to be configured for single or multi-tenant use.
The façade features high-performance glazing set into an alternating accordion design that combines vision and spandrel glazing to maximise views while mitigating solar gain. The adjacent car park has been covered with extensive landscaping, which will eventually form a shared park for a cluster of six massive new technology buildings.
26,000 square metres
Multiply Architects LLP
Civil and Structural Engineering:
TW-Asia Consultants Pte Ltd
Mechanical and Electrical Engineering:
J. Roger Preston (S) Pte Ltd
Meinhardt (Singapore) Pte Ltd; AVA Global Pte Ltd
ICN Design International Pte Ltd
BSD Building Systems & Diagnostics
Nakano Singapore Pte Ltd
Acacia Design Consultants Pte Ltd