Work, Live & Play @ Biopolis
Phase 1 of Biopolis was completed in 2003 at a cost of S$500 million. The 7-building complex, linked by skybridges, offers a built-up area of 185,000 sq m (2 million sq ft).
Phase II, comprising of the Neuros and Immunos buildings, was completed in 2006, and its 37,000 sq m (400,000 sq ft) houses more A*STAR biomedical research institutes as well as private research organisations.
Phase III is currently under construction and is expected to yield another 41,500 sq m (447,000 sq ft) of space to support clinical and translational research by end 2009.
Amenities & Conference Facilities
The amenities at Biopolis sustain its community, providing a range of goods and services ranging from retail, food & beverage to banking. Also, Biopolis has various facilities suited for scientific conferences, symposiums, seminars and lectures.
For a full listing of amenities at Biopolis, please click here.
To make a booking for these facilities, please contact Biopolis Shared Facilities (65) 6407 0135 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To book the Auditorium, please call (65) 6776 9036/9.
Biopolis is designed by the British-based Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid.
Radical Master-plan Idea
The Biopolis master-plan bears reference to the flowing ground form, undulating terrain and the dramatic skyline. The building forms are never rectilinear, thus reflecting the dynamism of the interaction between physical and human "force-fields".
Epicentre for Human Interaction
The radical building design also explores ways to promote human interaction and the exchange of ideas in public spaces. For example, at the heart of the Biopolis is the Epicentre - designed to be the hotspot for human interaction. In making use of windtunnel movements to effectively cool the public space, it allows for a conducive outdoor environment amidst our humid tropical climate. Retail belts lining strategic areas also serve to add vibrancy to the biomedical community.
Dynamic Landscaping and Lighting
The landscape design is intuitive and fluid, in tune with the terrain and the changes in physical levels. Designed with the tropical weather in mind, big mature trees and rich foliage provide the necessary shade and soft greenery for the physical environment. This is further enhanced by the use of creative and imaginative lighting design, such as the "firefly" LED (light-emitting diode) lights planted on the Epicentre rain tree and the multi-coloured facade lighting.