|Category||Office | Industrial|
COSL (Singapore) Base
A different angle
The design of the regional headquarters of a leading oilfield services provider from China focused on enhancing the quality of the work environment within an industrial district.
The design creates a conducive and relaxed environment, with the introduction of lush greenery and a recreational courtyard space for leisure activities, balconies with planters and high-volume interactive breakout spaces that bring in natural daylighting into the corridors. This is particularly noticeable along Benoi Road where the 30m-wide central green plaza provides a spatial relief for the development and surrounding buildings. The guardhouse is also integrated with a green roof that blends seamlessly with the landscape.
The development sits on a parallelogram-shaped site along Benoi Road. The site planning takes on a U-shaped configuration, with the office block fronting the main road. The design of the office block is triangular, formed by two inverses, interlocking L-shaped blocks, which maintains a rectilinear layout for effective space planning and enables all offices to have a view towards the central green plaza, the courtyard, or the Benoi Basin.
Sustainability is achieved through passive design strategies, such as minimising direct sun exposure on the west-facing façade through strategic building orientation, a high roof trellis at the drop-off to provide sunshading; the use of aluminium cladding on the direct west-facing façade to reduce solar heat gain; as well as a vertical courtyard and high-volume breakout spaces along the corridor that introduce natural daylighting into the building.
The use of corrugated metal sheets on the façade helps in keeping the cost economical while achieving a sleek industrial look. In addition, recessed grooves in different shades give a contemporary and sophisticated look to the industrial building.
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