Fusionopolis


Fusionopolis

Fusionopolis (Chinese: 启汇城) is a research and development complex located at the One-North business park in Singapore. It houses various research organizations, high-tech companies, government agencies, retail outlets, and serviced apartments in one location.

Situated in Buona Vista, it is close to the National University of Singapore, the Singapore Polytechnic, the Institute of Technical Education, the National University Hospital, the Singapore Science Park, the Biopolis, and the Ministry of Education. It will be served by the One-north MRT Station that is due to be completed in 2009.

Development

Phase I

The Fusionopolis Phase I development consists of two buildings (Towers 1 and 2), with a gross floor area totalling 120,000 m². Tower 1 comprises 24 levels and Tower 2 comprises 22 levels Angela Choy, “A STAR in the making”, "The Straits Times", 10 October 2006] Daryl Loo, “Scientists may live in A*Star's new research complex", "The Straits Times", 10 October 2006] . The following are the tenants of Fusionopolis Phase I.
* [http://www.platform.com Platform Computing Singapore Pte. Ltd.] and its [http://www.osgdc.org Open Source Grid Development Center] , who moved in on 7 May 2008.
* [http://www.thalesgroup.com Thales Technology Centre Singapore] moved in on 20 May 2008.
*Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and three of its seven research institutes:
** [http://www.i2r.a-star.edu.sg Institute for Infocomm Research (I²R)]
** [http://www.ihpc.a-star.edu.sg Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC)]
**Data Storage Institute (DSI)
*Media Development Authority (MDA) of Singapore
*Asian Food Channel, a 24 hour regional pay tv channel broadcasting food and lifestyle content
*Acian Technologies, a technology and innovation consulting company

Fusionopolis Phase I is designed to house about 2500 to 3000 people. The completion date for Phase I is expected to be Dec 2007. A*STAR will move in to Phase I by mid-2008. Fusionopolis Phase II will be ready by 2009.

The official opening of Fusionopolis Phase I is expected to take place October 17, 2008.

Phase II

Similar to Fusionopolis Phase I, Phase II involves a multi-tenanted concept of labs and clean rooms complete with offices, specialized laboratories and a centralized clean room with plans for approximately gross floor area of 100,000 m².

Accident during construction

At about 1.40 pm on 29 April 2004, the steel chairs supporting the top layer steel bars had apparently given way and the top layer of the steel bars for the reinforcement cage of the foundation fell onto the workers below, killing 2 people and injuring 29 others. The accident happened just nine days after the Nicoll Highway Collapse.

The first deceased is a 31-year-old Bangladeshi construction worker Abdul Baten Abdul Jalil. He has been holding a work permit pass since March 2004.

The second deceased is a 51 year-old Singaporean Chinese Mr Lee Chee Yong, who was a foreman working at the site when the accident occurred. [ cite news | title = Industrial Accident at Fusionpolis Construction Site
publisher = Ministry of Manpower | date = 2004-04-30 | url = http://www.mom.gov.sg/publish/momportal/en/press_room/press_releases/2004/20040430-IndustrialAccidentAtFusionpolisConstructionSite.html
]

The main contractor blamed for causing the collapse was fined $160,000 in 2006.

Amenities and facilities

For general public:

* Supermarket
* Tech Mart
* Cafes
* Foodcourt
* Restaurant
* Serviced apartments
* Bookshop

For tenants:

* Meeting rooms
* 350-seater experimental theater
* Fitness club

Research facilities:

* High-end visualisation
* Anechoic chamber
* Audio lab
* Communications/Network/Fiber optic test equipment
* High-performance computing
* Network storage

References

External links

* [http://www.a-star.edu.sg Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)]
* [http://www.one-north.sg/index.aspx One North]
* [http://www.a-star.edu.sg/astar/fusionopolis/index.do A*STAR Fusionopolis webpage]
* [http://www.dsi.a-star.edu.sg/ Data Storage Institute (DSI)]
* [http://www.i2r.a-star.edu.sg Institute for Infocomm Research (I²R)]
* [http://www.ihpc.a-star.edu.sg Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC)]


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