Beyond a cradle for industries, industrial estates of the future are multidimensional spaces with a larger role to play. From Jurong Industrial Estate, conceptualised in 1961, to today’s mixed-used estates serving knowledge-based industries, integrated with cutting-edge infrastructure and lifestyle amenities, each estate serves not just to drive and diversify Singapore’s economy. They are also vibrant hubs with the potential to mould the way we work, live, play and learn.
Through JTC’s latest publication, Dream Factories, we present the transformation journey of our industrial estates, while lending a glimpse into the future. Here are some stories you will unearth:
Blueprint for Distinction
From historical sites brought into the 21st century through adaptive reuse to landmark estates that demonstrate a new ethos in sustainability and community integration, each JTC estate has an identity of its own.
Under and Over
How can we make innovative use of overhead and underground spaces within JTC estates? Guided by a focus on sustainable development planning and future-forward thinking, check out the creative use of space from skywalks, roof terraces and the optimisation of roofs for solar energy; to the development of underground logistics network and the construction of Singapore’s first commercial underground rock caverns facility.
Realising the Future
We shine the spotlight on Punggol Digital — where big data and industrial infrastructure come together in a visionary development.
Presenting youthful visions of industrial estates of the future with the combining the creative flair of students from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) and the design thinking of architecture students from National University of Singapore (NUS).
Our estates are a product of our mission to build Singapore’s industrial future, but our considerations go beyond economic goals. We also champion innovation and embrace sustainability; and at the heart of all our estates: a strong community. While these pillars ground us, dreams inspire us.
After all, the future is ours to create.