Here’s what you can look forward to in 2021 with the redevelopment on 88 Market Street.
Watch the turnstiles go down with just a glance at the camera. Store your bike, freshen up and book a meeting room via an app even before you arrive at the office. This is not another Minority Report-esque scenario but the ‘future of work’ blueprint for the redevelopment of Golden Shoe Car Park.
Connected to three MRT lines via Raffles Place and Telok Ayer MRT stations with sheltered access – is it too early to say we’ve made lunch plans for 2021?
With bold orthogonal lines running through the façade that pull back to reveal the organic greenery and social spaces at the base, core and rooftop – it’s an understatement to say that the new 51-storey development will transform the Singapore city skyline.
Inspired by the verdant tropics, central location as well as people-centric innovations, the upcoming integrated development is designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, in collaboration with Carlo Ratti Associati.
The same architect behind Google’s Mountain View campus and the new LEGO house in Denmark, the redevelopment of Golden Shoe Car Park marks the first built project for the socially-conscious Danish architect in Southeast Asia.
"BIG's design seeks to continue Singapore’s pioneering vertical urbanism with the 280m tall diverse community of places to work, live and play inside as well as outside.
At multiple elevations, the facade peels open to reveal urban oases for its users and the surrounding city – animating the elegant smoothness of modern architecture with the ubiquitous tropical nature."
"In this building, green areas are made accessible to the public at different heights, allowing the city’s exuberance to extend throughout the entire tower.
Working in nature will be as essential to the experience of the building as the most advanced digital technologies, offering us a glimpse of tomorrow's offices."
What is artificial intelligence and what does the Internet of Things mean for us?
Here’s what: adjust your lighting and thermal comfort to customise your workspace. Don’t be surprised when you see robots going about their business as they will be assisting with cleaning and security services to enhance productivity and efficiency in building maintenance.
With facial recognition technology, we’ll no longer have to fumble for our office access cards while juggling our morning coffee. Yay for technology!
To increase productivity in the construction process, new systems and programmes from Building Information Modelling to Virtual Design and Construction and 3D printing will also be adopted.
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Singapore's world-famous hawker fare
Market Street Food Centre will be making its grand return to the new integrated development on levels 2 & 3 and we’ll be there in the queue for some fragrant, savoury chicken rice and an ice-cold lemon tea right after. Need we say more?
And if you’re wondering where your favourite hawkers are from now till 2021, fret not. For the redevelopment period, the stallholders are operating from an interim food centre located next to Telok Ayer MRT station on Cross Street.
Treetop cocoons, sky hammocks, a café, and a spiral stairway within a botanical promenade at a breathtaking 100 metres above ground – sounds like our Instagram dream come true! The 4-storey Green Oasis is set within one of the greenest buildings in Singapore’s Raffles Place business district.
Before we forget to mention – there will also be cascading landscapes at the rooftop in addition to a restaurant and Singapore’s highest urban farm. Behold the panoramic cityscape views!
Part of the current Market Street will also be transformed into a 12,500-sq-ft public park which means even more green space for weekly yoga sessions or free lunchtime performances. For the art lovers among us, stay tuned for the installations and unwind at one of the many green pockets.