Star Wars-inspired office block wins major award
New Singapore HQ for LucasFilms snares international architecture gong
Aedas’ design of a Star Wars-inspired building has won The International Architecture Award 2011.
The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, and The European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies have chosen the CX2-1, which has been named Sandcrawler, to be the recipient of the building awards program that recognises cutting-edge design.
“We are honored to have been recognised with this award; our team delivered not just an innovative design but also one that emphasises the civic qualities that will enrich the built environment,” said Andrew Bromberg, executive director, Aedas.
Designed by Bromberg, Sandcrawler is named after the famous vehicles in the Star Wars films. It was chosen amongst a number of entries from architecture firms globally.
It will be the regional headquarters for LucasFilm in Singapore, currently being constructed at the Fusionopolis high-tech park.
The building will feature a 100-seat theatre and state-of-the-art office space and production facilities.
In October 2011, the project will be exhibited together with other awarded buildings at the symposium, The City and the World in Buenos Aires, with the 13th International Architecture Biennial.