• Singapore’s Prime Minister opens Lucasfilms’ regional HQ

    26 May 2014

    Sandcrawler, the new regional headquarters for Lucasfilm Singapore, owned by Lucas real Estate Singapore and designed by Andrew Bromberg of Aedas, was officially opened earlier this year by legendary director of Star Wars and founder of Lucasfilm George Lucas, President of Lucasfilm Katherine Kennedy and Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong.

    AEDAS  Sandcrawler_Singapore_CX2-1-1-a1c3-1563The innovative horseshoe form reminds people of the Star Wars films and later inspired the naming of the building, rooting it in the success of the renowned animation company. The building also serves as the headquarters of The Walt Disney Company (Southeast Asia) and ESPN Asia Pacific.

    The elevated building is impressively streamlined. Its form arose as a logical outcome of the zoning restrictions which dictated the roof height and slop as well as the amount of required elevation on each face. These requirements were then overlayed with the client’s needs, including large floorplates to support the large animation teams and lifting the building off 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 below.


    The 280-meter-tall Lumina Shanghai, developed by Henderson Land Group and designed by Gensler, is the tallest skyscraper in the Xuhui Riverside District.

    A sophisticated yet modern setting was derived by juxtaposition of Indochine-Vietnamese features and wood-fire inspired material palettes. Re-interpretation of the spatial order of a typical Indochine-Vietnamese mansion has been adopted to give hierarchy, layers and details to the space.


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