Celebrating Our 5-Star Win at the Asia Pacific Property Awards 2021
02 Jun 2021
We are honoured to win the coveted 5-star award for Best Public Service Interior Singapore for The Galen at the recent Asia Pacific Property Awards 2021-2022. Achieving this commendation continues to be a recognition of our endeavour beyond office design to lobby design – following our past 5-star win for One@Changi City’s lobby in the 2020-2021 edition of these awards.
The Galen is located within the lush green Science Park, an area designed to house chemical, life sciences and IT companies. With this in mind, the opportunity we saw was the realignment of real estate with human experience. By designing with people at the centre stage, we could help reposition the building and capitalize on the locations’ greatest asset: the views of the greenery. Rather than allowing the building to remain insular and self-contained, the transformed ground floor is now integrated and contributing to the surrounding community. The building lobby with its renewed front porch is revitalising the Singapore Science Park streetscape, enhancing a unique offering to an evolving workforce.
We conceptualised a human-centric design for The Galen’s drop-off area, lobby and lift spaces, to maximize the utilization of the lobby space for both its visitors and tenants and features various zones and furniture settings to cater to different user needs. Breaking away from the rigid and cold geometric forms of the building architecture, we introduced organic curves and circular shapes to mark the space. The Galen has been transformed into a welcoming environment that is designed for multiplicity, choice and inclusivity to meet people’s diverse emotional and well-being needs. Beyond the traditional entryway or waiting area, we reimagined The Galen lobby as a place for people to socialize, make plans and prepare for the workday.
The Asia Pacific Property Awards recognise the best companies in the architecture, interior design, real estate and property developer sectors. The Asia Pacific Awards receive more than 900 entries from around the region and are judged by an independent panel of over 80 industry experts on design, quality, service, innovation, originality, and commitment to sustainability.
We would like to give big kudos to our ID21 team who have dedicated their time and energy to this project, as well as our heartfelt thanks to CapitaLand for our continued collaboration that has made this possible!