Funan

Placing Health & Wellbeing of Surrounding Community at the Centre of Design.

Located at the heart of Singapore’s Civic & Cultural District at 109 North Bridge Road, Funan is owned by CapitaLand Mall Trust and designed by Woods Bagot. 

As a new paradigm for living, working and playing in Singapore’s city centre, Funan offers a synergistic combination of retail, office and co-living apartment components that are designed to appeal to tech-and socially-savvy consumers pursuing a quality of life in a social-conscious and creative environment. Truly mixed-use, this high performing commercial mixed-use project that includes vertically connected retail, food and beverage, serviced residences, creative office, cinemas, urban farm and roof top public sports grounds. 

To support Singapore’s move toward a car-light society and to promote healthy living, Funan will offer full end-of-trip services for cycling enthusiasts, including bike shops and cafes, lockers and showers. It will be Singapore’s first commercial building to allow cycling through the building. Funan’s ground floor will have multiple access points and gentle slopes to make it easy for both cyclists and pedestrians to enter the building. Funan will provide the CBD’s first drive-through click-and-collect service at its basement levels. 

With community, connectivity and convenience at its core, Funan will cater to the new breed of consumers who favour a collaborative environment and authentic experiences that reflect their passions and tastes.


Process.

01

The pedestrian network

The design intent is to create a porous streetscape environment on the ground floor which significantly enhances the pedestrian connection between North Bridge Road and Hill Street. Existing barriers to pedestrian entry will be reduced by lowering the existing ground floor level and replacing steep steps with gentle slopes.

The walkway adjacent to the Treasury building will also be enhanced as a cycle path integrated with the surrounding network proposed by the Urban Redevelopment Authority. Cyclists will also be encouraged to enter the new Funan with a proposal to include a bike café in the main atrium to promote healthy living in the community. 

The new Funan will be a cycling node for the Civic District, equipped with all the relevant amenities such as showers, lockers and bicycle rentals/repairs. As well as improvements on the ground floor, the proposed design maintains and enhances the footbridge links across North Bridge Road and Hill Street.

Director Stephen Jones said, "Research supported a design concept that focused on engaging the growing Maker communities in Asia - and merging these into a high performing commercial property. This will be a really exciting disruptor in the Singapore context and a new reference for our global mixed use projects.”
02

It's called "passion clusters"

Funan of the future is envisioned as a place for consumers to engage in their passions and interests where complementary partners, people, products, services, retailers and experiences are brought together to form a collaborative community around a category, industry or lifestyle area.

Passion clusters include incubator spaces where new to market or up and coming retailers showcase their designs; experimental spaces which offer innovative product or new concepts; as well as community spaces which provide environments to foster connections and collaborations. These clusters form the driving concept of the spacial organization of space.

Director Stephen Jones said at the ground-breaking ceremony: “We were first engaged by the CapitaLand in 2014 through a series of knowledge sharing discussions to rethink the future of their mixed-use properties - it became clear that driving ‘content’ for their developments’ was more important than form."

Details.

Client

CapitaLand Mall Trust

Address

Singapore

Area

80,850 sqm GFA

Status

Retail Planning, Feasibility Study, Architecture Design, Interior Design

Completion Date

2019

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