Fusionopolis

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Fusionopolis (Chinese: 启汇城) is a research and development complex located at the one-north business park in Singapore. It houses various research organizations, high-tech companies, government agencies, retail outlets, and serviced apartments in one location.

Situated in Buona Vista, it is close to the ESSEC and INSEAD Asia Campuses, the National University of Singapore, the Singapore Polytechnic, the Institute of Technical Education, the National University Hospital, the Singapore Science Park, the Biopolis, and the Ministry of Education. It is served by the one-north MRT station connected to the basement of the building.

Development[edit]

Phase 1[edit]

Fusionopolis, Phase 1
General information
TypeResearch complex
CountrySingapore
Technical details
Floor area120,000 m²
Design and construction
Architecture firmT.R. Hamzah & Yeang Sdn. Bhd.
Structural engineerOve Arup & Partners

The Fusionopolis Phase 1 development consists of three towers (Connexis South, Connexis North and Symbiosis), with a gross floor area totalling 120,000 m². Fusionopolis Phase 1 was designed by the late renowned Japanese architect Dr Kisho Kurokawa.

The following are the tenants of Fusionopolis Phase 1.

Fusionopolis Phase 1 is the first integrated work-live-play-learn development in one-north. In addition to work spaces, JTC has incorporated serviced apartments, F&B retail outlets, a fitness club, a technology showcase, an experimental theatre called Genexis and media studios into the development.

The official opening of Fusionopolis Phase I took place on 17 October 2008, with the prime minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong as guest of honor, under tight security measures.

Phase 2A and 2B[edit]

Fusionopolis, Phase 2A and 2B
Solaris @ One-North.JPG
Solaris, Fusionopolis (Phase 2B)
General information
TypeResearch complex
CountrySingapore
OwnerSoilbuild Business Space REIT
Design and construction
ArchitectDr Ken Yeang

A massive test-bed for new technologies, Phase 2A is designed to house dry and wet laboratories, clean rooms and vibration sensitive test-bedding facilities.[1] Phase 2A, consisting of three buildings (Innovis, Kinesis and Synthesis), features Singapore's largest R&D clean room facility and provides 103,635 square metres of Business Park and R&D space when it is completed in 2014.

The Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC) of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) will be the anchor tenant at Phase 2A. Four research institutes, namely the Institute of Microelectronics (IME), the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), the Data Storage Institute (DSI) and the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech), will also co-locate at Phase 2A.

Phase 2B, is designed by renowned ‘green’ architect, Dr Ken Yeang, as a sustainable, multi-tenanted development and has been named Solaris. It was completed in 2010 and provides 50,000 square metres of business park and laboratory space to house both public agencies and private companies, to form synergistic collaborations with those from Phases 1 and 2A.[2]

Phase 3[edit]

Nexus@one-north, the third phase, was completed in September 2013. It is made up of two towers of six-storey office and business-park space, linked by a central plaza and skybridge. Nexus@one-north aims to cater to businesses in the media industry as well as research and development activities in the physical sciences and engineering sectors.[3]

Phase 4[edit]

Phase 4, Sandcrawler, officially opened on 16 January 2014. It houses the regional headquarters of Lucasfilm, The Walt Disney Company and ESPN Asia. The 22,500-square-metre seven-storey building also contains a 100-seat theatre.[4]

Phase 5[edit]

Galaxis, the fifth phase of Fusionopolis,[5] was completed in late 2014. It consists of a 17-storey building with a separate five-storey office block,[6] and is developed as a business space that integrates living and retail activities.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Government of Singapore (2014). "Fusionopolis". JTC Corporation. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  2. ^ Yap, E. (16 February 2011). "Work starts on next phase of Fusionopolis". The Straits Times. p. 25. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  3. ^ Ascendas Reit (25 January 2013). "A-REIT's amount available for distribution grew by 11.9% y-o-y" (PDF). Ascendas Reit. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  4. ^ Tan, W (16 January 2014). "PM Lee opens Lucasfilm's Sandcrawler building". Today. Mediacorp. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  5. ^ Ong, C (30 January 2014). "Interest in city-fringe developments helps drive up business park leasing". The Straits Times. p. 10. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  6. ^ JTC Corporation (2013). "Review of subsidiary companies: Ascendas". JTC Corporation. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  7. ^ Galaxis. "About". Galaxis. Retrieved 6 November 2017.

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