Mediacorp Campus is a simple expression of a complex spatial programme. Situated on a long triangular site in the One-North Business Park, the architects have articulated the building as artfully assembled volumes containing the three primary functions of Broadcast Theatre, Broadcast Centre and Corporate Office.
The juxtaposition of volumes creates a public connection at ground level that serves as a gateway to Mediapolis and its adjoining park. The semi-reflective façade is a metaphor for a vessel of media and information that echoes its surroundings and changes subtly throughout the day. Conceived as a collaborative campus, the work spaces are designed to create opportunities for informal gatherings, unified by a four-storey central atrium envisioned as a communal living room.
The skilful organisation of spaces into a coherent vertical media city impressed the Jury and it is a remarkable feat given the campus’ enormous size and tight security requirements. The flexible spatial arrangement and well-planned interfaces between the different levels foster interaction and communication—mirroring the ethos of a progressive and transparent media company.
Professor Heng Chye Kiang
Lum Chang Chair Professor
National University of Singapore
Mediacorp Campus is a remarkable building that exudes an extraordinary presence. Judicious design bestows a strong corporate identity on the building and its corporate spaces—a difficult feat given its enormous size and length. Its clever planning also entices passers-by to traverse the building, glimpse at the activities within, use its F&B amenities and enjoy the public space integrated with the greenery beyond.
Situated on a long triangular site between the built-up section of One-North business park and a raised linear park, it is designed as a gateway to Mediapolis beyond the park. The two long elevations are differently and masterfully treated: the former embraces an articulated volume to address the busy business park while the latter is presented as an elegant backdrop to the expansive green. A large portal links and facilitates public access from the “town” to the park.
The complex programme is translated into three primary components— Broadcast Theatre, Broadcast Centre (studios) and Corporate Offices—and expressed architecturally as three distinctive blocks artfully assembled. The office volume hovers above the other two constituents, creating a highly memorable structure. Seen from Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE), the sculpted form resembles, metaphorically, a refined vessel of media and information, faintly shimmering in its bead-blasted steel cladding that reflects its surroundings and the changing sky ever so subtly.
New work practices are encouraged through the design of the corporate offices that are organised around an enormous four-storey atrium. This is beautifully lit by skylights and criss-crossed by link bridges and dynamic staircases. An intimate tiered gathering space stretches the floor of the atrium to link diagonally to the floor below and, visually, beyond to the park. Spatially and visually, the corporate atrium space, like the all-reaching media, is extended from the park and parvis to the sky.