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What we do / Architecture / Mixed use / Xihongmen Mixed-use Development, Da Xing District
18 November 2015
Sandcrawler receives a Mention at ARCASIA Awards for Architecture 2015

The Sandcrawler in Singapore, designed by Andrew Bromberg of Aedas, received a Mention under Public Amenity: Commercial Buildings at this year’s ARCASIA Awards for Architecture.

Sandcrawler is the new regional headquarters for Lucasfilm Singapore with office spaces to lease. Located on plot CX2-1, this sleek, elevated office building is impressively streamlined. Its horseshoe form arose as a logical outcome of the masterplanning restrictions which dictated the roof height and slope as well as the amount of required elevation on each face. These requirements were overlaid with client’s needs, including large floorplates and lifting the building off of the ground to afford some privacy and security to the sensitive work being performed inside. The maximum depths of office space to natural light shaped the floors into a ‘V’ plan overlooking the lush courtyard enclosed and below.

The open courtyard landscaped in a natural, overgrown manner creates a great civic space and gives a strong civic dimension not normally associated with corporate offices. The taut external metallic façade allows for good solar protection and privacy on the more exposed faces while presenting an aerodynamic appearance. The courtyard facing façade is of highly transparent glass with inverted terraces overshadowing the lower levels for shading. Inside the building, there is an expressively contoured 100-seat theatre for screenings, performances and other events.

The ARCASIA Awards for Architecture aim at acknowledging exemplary work done by architects working in Asia. It encourages the sustenance of the Asia spirit, the development and improvement of the Asian built environment and enhancement of the awareness of the role of architecture and architects in the socio-economic and cultural life of Asian countries.