Zaha Hadid Architects and Architects 61 unveiled the design for the new Science Center in the Jurong Lake District, Singapore. The 52,460 square meters complex aims to make science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) more accessible through specialized amenities, educational programs, and interactive experiences. The complex will house a variety of exhibition galleries, interactive labs, and event spaces in addition to facilities for visitors, administrative offices, archives, and service areas. The building is expected to open in 2027.
Appearing to float above the surrounding parkland, the architectural configuration comprises five interlocking rectangular volumes integrated with the natural landscape of Singapore’s Jurong Lake Gardens. With diverse indoor, outdoor, and rooftop spaces for learning, the new Science Centre will be an exciting destination to encounter science and nature and offer many community events.
The new center will feature a spacious children’s gallery with a dedicated outdoor interactive water play area, discovery trails, and a sensory trail on the rooftop garden. Specialized labs and workshops will target older visitors and encourage hands-on learning of science concepts. The project will also include a new observatory where budding astronomers can learn about the universe, a Digital Fabrication Lab with incubator programs that foster entrepreneurial ambitions, and a Makerspace for young inventors to bring their imaginations to life.