Welcome to one-north, a business park in Singapore developed by JTC. This vibrant hub embodies Singapore’s dedication to innovation and economic growth. With futuristic-looking architecture housing diverse industries, one-north attracts start-ups, multinational corporations,research institutions, and educational facilities. As a lifestyle destination, it offers a seamless blend of work and leisure, creating a conducive environment for forward-thinking enterprises and individuals. Join us on a journey through one-north — alphabet-style — to discover the key facets that make it a unique business and lifestyle hub in Singapore and the region.
A. Artificial Intelligence: From autonomous vehicles to a system which detects potholes in the road, trials are often carried out at one-north. Innovation challenges also foster an environment where companies are empowered to conceptualise game-changing solutions.
B. Biopolis: Built in 2001, Biopolis is the focal point for the development of biomedical sciences: the precinct contains 13 buildings named Genome, Centros, Matrix, Nanos, Proteos, Chromos, Helios, Neuros, Immunos, Synapse, Amnios, Singapore Innovation Centre, and Nucleos.
C. Car-lite: one-north is one of the few designated car-lite areas in Singapore. Download the SWATRide mobile app to book a ride on the on-demand shuttle bus service which connects you to 31 stops including MRT stations and Ghim Moh market. one-north also has several bicycle paths that connect to Ulu Pandan and Kent Ridge.
D. Design: From the award-winning Star Vista to the black and green Razer headquarters, there are many unique buildings in one-north. Most of these buildings also feature eco-friendly features such as solar panels and sensor enabled lighting systems.
E. Eclipse: It is a 22,000sqm development inspired by the Star Wars film franchise and has a forest garden within the compound. It is the regional headquarters of Lucasfilm, The Walt Disney Company (Southeast Asia) and ESPN Asia Pacific.
F. Fusionopolis: One of eight key precincts in one-north, Fusionopolis is where gleaming infrastructure sit amid greenery. There’s the unmistakable towers of Fusionopolis One, which have become synonymous with one-north. Nature enthusiasts can head to the Fusionopolis North and South parks, which have been carefully designed to become nature sanctuaries.
G. Gastronomic delights: one-north boasts a variety of food options to whet the appetite. For example, helmed by Italian Chef Loris Massimini, GelatiAmo is the sister restaurant to Ristorante Pietrasanta – both are located in Fusionopolis. Try seasonal and unique flavours such as the Burrata Balsamico which is inspired by Pietrasanta’s balsamic cheesecake.
H. Hotels: Looking for places to rest, relax, and rejuvenate? There are several at one-north. Aimed at young Singaporeans, business travellers and tourists, the Shipping Container Hotel has two 40ft containers located in one-north that you can stay at. One container hotel has an exterior made of mirrors that reflects its surroundings and uniquely makes the container seem invisible! If you prefer a more conventional stay, there’s Park Avenue Rochester and Citadines Fusionopolis.
I. INSEAD: The INSEAD Asia Campus is a leading graduate business school which offers a global education experience. The $55 million Leadership Development Centre is a six-storey, 10,000sqm building that addresses the accelerating demand for management and leadership education in Asia.
J. Jimmy Monkey: Tucked away at one-north Residences, this Australian café has an all-day brunch menu and fluffy pancakes. For coffee lovers, the house blends changes monthly and the coffee beans are sourced from independent and Rainforest Alliance farms.
K. Kopifellas: Kopifellas’ founder Terry Neo left his banking job to set up the first Kopifellas outlet at Timbre+ as he wanted to modernize the old-school coffeeshop. Other than kaya and peanut butter toast, there’s even matcha milk and earl grey milk toast served alongside traditional kopi and teh.
L. lyf one-north: The first dedicated co-living property in Singapore, lyf one-north offers accommodation for short-term or long-term stays. It is hard to miss — a massive mural by Colombian artist Didier ‘Jaba’ Mathieu adorns one of its façade. Standing at over 25m across seven storeys, mural holds the distinction of tallest wall art on a private development in Singapore.
M. Mediapolis: Catering to the infocomm, media, physical sciences and engineering sectors, the hub houses the MediaCorp campus, Infinite Studios and ALICE. The rooftop park boasts a meadow-themed landscape, and two large lawns are often used for recreation and community events.
N. Nepal Hill: Another important precinct in one-north, Nepal Hill consists of conserved black-and-white colonial bungalows, serves as a global leadership and talent-development hub. It houses the training centre for Unilever Four Acres Singapore and ESSEC Business School.
O. One Man Coffee: Situated at Kinesis, take a break at this Instagram worthy café with its wide range of drinks and pastries. From a classic espresso to an iced matcha latte or cold brew, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
R. Rochester Commons: The 2.4-ha Rochester Commons features a 17-storey mixed-use tower comprising a 135-room hotel, office space and F&B facilities, as well as Catapult – Southeast Asia’s first integrated leadership learning hub.
S. Start-ups: LaunchPad is a vibrant area where start-ups can cultivate an entrepreneurial and collaborative culture. Singapore is ranked fourth in how fast its start-ups become unicorns, a rank it shares with the US and Australia. Launchpad provides co-working spaces, meeting facilities and a community space called Plug-in @ Blk 71.
T. Timbre+: This 650-seat industrial-chic food park operates out of repurposed shipping containers and caravans. A popular gathering point for both networking and unwinding after work, you can also enjoy live music performances by local musicians in the evening.
U. Unilever Four Acres Singapore: The 9,000sqm training centre is the company’s only corporate university outside of London. It serves as a global hub for the company’s leadership development.
V. Verimix: You know the food is good when there’s a long queue during lunch hour. This vegetarian stall in Timbre+ offers build-your-own meals and salads with sides such as olive rice, sesame noodles, laksa pasta, and soy chicken.
W. Wilmar International: A Fortune Global 500 company that is Asia’s leading agribusiness group, Wilmar International’s global headquarters is nestled within lush greenery and has a jogging track on the rooftop. The tiered landscape terraces allow for a garden aspect for each level of the office and the building has been awarded a Green Mark GoldPlus by Singapore’s Building & Construction Authority for its energy usage.
X. eXplore: The beauty is in the details. Buildings are situated closer together to provide shade and preserve wind corridors, while kerbs are lower and paths are cobblestoned – all to make the business park more pedestrian-centric and easy to walk around.
Y. Ye Olde Cow: Craving a good juicy burger? From Tuesday to Thursday, follow the smell of delicious beef patties and you’ll find Ye Olde Cow which operates out of a food truck parked in front of lyf one-north.
Z. Zaha Hadid Architects: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher designed the masterplan of one-north with the unconventional idea to fold the building masses over existing hills as though they were a ﬂexible layer draped over the terrain. Which is why you’ll find pedestrian paths and roads weaving through buildings, connecting each part to the other in a crisscross fashion.