By: admin | July - 27 - 2011
The Star Performing Art Center designed by Aedas Limited is located in the Vista Xchange precinct of One-North, Singapore. The 54,000m2 development comprises of cultural, civic, and retail spaces and when complete will provide a premier entertainment, lifestyle, and retail experience for not only the One-North area but also the wider Singapore community.
The structure responds to the challenging site topography as the zone spirals inwards addressing the major entry points that ultimately culminate in an open amphitheatre. Instead of a singular expression, the complex celebrates the rich and varying activities inside whilst maintaining functionality. The design is driven by the desire to blur the boundaries between retail and cultural zones, public and private, and indoor and outdoor spaces with flowing spatial transitions that encourage discovery and deliver a dynamic energy to the visitors.
Titanium cladding and faceted glass fissures dissolve big masses, and create a dynamic composition of positive and negative spaces, as well as a sense of balance. The south elevation is completely open and its facilities and clearly visible from the exterior. The building is an organic object open to public discovery. One can crawl under, move through, transverse around and climb onto the complex through a series of ramps, escalators, terraces and public gardens. All circulation, movement and internal forms are soft and sinuous as if the civic activities have shaped the inside.