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Mediacorp Campus in Singapore / Maki and Associates + DP Architects

Mediacorp Campus in Singapore / Maki and Associates + DP Architects

© Future Stage Creations© BaiJiWen, DP Architects© Gary Kamemoto, Maki and Associates© Gary Kamemoto, Maki and Associates+ 36

  • Maki And Associates Design Team : Fumihiko Maki, Gary Kamemoto, Yoshiki Kondo, Masahiro Chiba, Masayuki Midorikawa, Kota Kawasaki, Shigeki Honda, Masaru Sasaki, Yukiko Kuwahara, Takeshi Sora, Hirofumi Ueda, Haruka Kitta, Yuya Miyamoto, Yasutaka Fujie, Keita Tsuji, Tomoaki Todome, Yasuo Nakata, Tomoya Sugiura, Yoichi Honjo, Kelly Lwu, Soichiro Ajima, Noriko Arai, Nao Maruyama
  • Civil & Structural Engineer : Web Structures Pte Ltd
  • Façade Consultant : HCCH Consulting Pte Ltd
  • Acoustics : Arup
  • Client : Mediacorp Pte Ltd
  • Site Area : 15,061.8 square meters
  • Building Area : 12, 588 square meters
  • Building Height : 88.3 meters
  • Cost Of Project : Approximately 420 million
  • Civil : Web Structures Pte Ltd
  • Structural Engineer : Web Structures Pte Ltd
  • Country : Singapore
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© Future Stage Creations
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Text description provided by the architects. The design for MediaCorp is the winning scheme of an invited international competition in 2011. Nested within Zaha Hadid’s masterplan, the building is shaped by the critical junction of Ayer Rajah and Stars Avenue on a long triangular site. It is designed as a gateway to Mediapolis.

Diagrammatic Plan
Diagrammatic Plan
© BaiJiWen, DP Architects
© BaiJiWen, DP Architects

The formal design strategies represent a new paradigm for a broadcasting center where the Media Centre is not only an efficient and functional working environment, but also a publicly-oriented facility welcoming visitors from around the world. It is aimed at attracting and inspiring visitors by showcasing the unique operations of the broadcasting center. A distinct ascending tour route is designed into the facility allowing visitors to learn and observe the fascinating work that unfolds within MediaCorp. It is also aimed at engaging the adjacent parkland to create synergies where the Centre and Park provide various attractions related to media for the public to enjoy. In this way, the complex will not only function as a base for broadcasting entertainment but the complex itself becomes an entertainment grounds where enriched experiences and creative culture energize Mediapolis as a whole.

© Future Stage Creations
© Future Stage Creations

The formal design solution provides a unique form and place to each of the three primary programs: The 1,549 seats Theatre, the Broadcast Centre and MediaCorp’s Corporate Offices. The three building forms in unison, create a gateway, a “view corridor” acting as both a pedestrian spine as well as public plaza with a grand stairway with 50 steps commemorating Singapore’s 50th Anniversary at the time of opening. At the top of the stairway is a “viewing plateau” that links the park and traversing spine with major public amenities such as cafes, restaurants, and gift shops. Visitors and passer-by can enjoy panoramic views from the viewing plateau over the park and Mediapolis beyond.

© BaiJiWen, DP Architects
© BaiJiWen, DP Architects

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Address:1 Stars Avenue, Singapore

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Cite: "Mediacorp Campus in Singapore / Maki and Associates + DP Architects" 17 Mar 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/888049/mediacorp-campus-in-singapore-maki-and-associates-plus-dp-architects> ISSN 0719-8884
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新加坡新传媒校园设计 / 槇综合计画事务所 + DP Architects

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