- Design Team: Tan Sok Leng, Lin Hui Ying, Luo Ming Fang, Matthew See
- Main Supplier: Licas Engineering, Rice Fields, W Atelier, Xtra Office
- Architect In Charge: Yip Yuen Hong
- Country: Singapore
Text description provided by the architects. Wah Son @ Seletar Aerospace Park was designed with the intent to make a production and machinery space conducive for people to work and occupy.
Instead of one big shed to accommodate the biggest overhead crane, the design approach breaks down the space into smaller forms, creating a more intimate environment for all.
In-between the production and office block, the office block is peeled at the fulcrum to form an internal courtyard, enjoyed by both production bays and office block. The simple gesture creates a precious space that is unexpected in an industrial estate setting and forms a focal point, a gathering space for respite for both production and office workers.
The courtyard enjoys a constant play of shadows against the concrete shell throughout the day housing a vegetable garden that provides food for the kitchen that connects to the office on the 1st storey.
Generous and playful composition of openings were composed along the bare concrete walls on the top, and sides of the building. These openings provide abundant natural lighting within while opening along corridors in the building allows cross ventilation to take place, and to connect users with the natural environment. Light metal screens on its opening allow plants to creep, inviting a layer of green onto the building’s skin. It creates a gentle shade and draws nature yet closer to the users.