Monday, June 30, 2008

The architecture of Biopolis

Biopolis was designed by the Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid.

While it’s all sleek and modern facades and exteriors, I’ve never much cared for the architecture of Biopolis; too many sharp corners. As one of my colleagues put it so aptly, the sha(1) qi(4) of the corners is too heavy. Imagine sitting at your desk facing the window with one of those sharp building corners pointed straight at you. *shudder*

There is one view of Biopolis however, that I quite like. It’s just in front of Proteos, at the crest of the hill Biopolis sits on.

Far in the distance beneath the skybridges, you can just make out the point blocks 12, 13 and 14 of the Dover Heights HDB estate. 

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