Fusionopolis 4 Singapore, Architecture, Building, Design, Picture
Fusionopolis 4 : Singapore Headquarters Building
HQ Development in Southeast Asia – design by Aedas, Architects
21 Sep 2011
Fusionopolis 4 Singapore
Architect: Aedas, Hong Kong, China
Fusionopolis 4 is both a regional headquarters for a major entertainment company and a revenue-generating office building. Combining the intended use with a strong civic ambition within the one-north master plan in Singapore, the design for this project not only enjoys this duality but also seeks a solution that celebrates the diversity.
The master planning guidelines for this project are highly defined, dictating height envelope and setbacks. The design approaches these parameters deliberately to fulfill the viability requirements of the revenue earning office space but also with strong civic quality as a statement for the local headquarters.
A “horseshoe” plan was developed to achieve desired day lighting and meet master plan requirements. Floors were reduced from the bottom up until the correct allowable gross floor area was reached. The result was a remarkable 82% efficiency, maintaining the height requirements as well as carving out a double volume space in the centre for a state-of-the-art 100-person theatre and gallery.
The façade addresses different audiences and contexts. The “taut” external metallic glass skin allows for good solar protection and privacy on the more exposed faces as well as presenting a more aerodynamic appearance of the vessel.
The floor slabs off the wing walls and courtyard slowly step out from the lower floors to the upper ones, helping to maximize the “perceived” volume within the landscape deck but also reducing the aperture moving up to reduce solar gain. On the exposed wing faces, planting and green terraces hanging down in front of the glass were introduced to further protect these zones from solar gain.
An important feature of the project is the 100-seat movie theatre. It was determined that locating the facility in the middle of the vessel was most convenient. The facility needed a double high zone and was placed on the upper levels of the lower end-user zone and immediately below the leased tenant spaces.
Singapore Fusionopolis 4 images / information from FD
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