Revitalisation of Science Park 1 & 2, Singapore, SG

S333 have been commissioned to deliver the principles, strategic guidelines and master plan for the long-term transformation of two of the oldest science parks in Singapore. This is to take advantage of its location at the heart of an emerging knowledge district. A transformation is needed in order to respond to the move from primary R+D that is focused on their own research and technology development, to being part of rapidly evolving value chains that look outward towards their regional and global networks. 

Spine and Spur

Campus

Science Park 1 & 2 presents a new challenge and opportunity to create new synergies for business and to spatially transform an operating science park in order to offer outstanding workspace for tomorrow’s fast moving companies. The transformation of Science Park 1 & 2 depends on improving connections and integrating diversified business environments that are pedestrian-based and rich in amenities - i.e. a resource base for talent.

 

Urban Campus

Our proposals reconceive the roles of architecture, circulation and landscape to create an integrated and synergistic network of research and business environments. Science Park 1 & 2 still reflects an older generation of technology park, based upon isolated buildings with landscape as the leftover space between them. Business integration was unachievable! “Urban Campus” moves away from the old 'spine and spur' model of isolated buildings, towards a principle of 'clusters'. Over time, a series of insertions, extensions and replacements will densify the parks and enable a new and more vibrant urban morphology to emerge.

Scale of the Cluster

Ceating a richer sequence of pedestrian friendly spaces that are a focus for generous civic and educational amenities and for public and communal gatherings. 

Scale of the Building

Our project is premised on two driving ambitions : to initiate a collaborative and flexible business environment, and the formation of an Interactive urban fabric. The term  'collaborative business environment' refers to the creation of collaborative business spaces on the lower floors of new buildings supported by interactive spaces between retail, cafés and workspace. The term 'flexible business environment' refers to the establishment of forward-looking, membership-based spaces for business with diverse opportunities for client exit strategies.

Different Spaces

Instead of interactive spaces being hidden inside companies, the new business case pulls interactive space outsides the corporate domain and into a more civic realm. The success of these spaces depends upon variety and integration with workspace.

Landscape Concept

Rather than merely an unusable but lush vegetal buffer separating vehicular and pedestrian circulation from the corporate environment, our landscape proposals support social interaction and business networking.

Revitalisation of Science Park 1 & 2, Singapore, SG

 

Client

Ascendas Land Pte.

Site area

55 ha

Program

offices, retail and commercial space

restaurants and services

car parking for 300 spaces

sports and event facilities

Design team

S333 with Lawrence Barth