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Building names(s): Biopolis
Architect/Designer: Zaha Hadid
Completion date: 2004
function(s): academic, research
getting there: Alight at Buona Vista MRT station and walk or take the free Biopolis Shuttle Bus service.
Biopolis Phase One, designed by world renowned architect Zaha Hadid, is a 185,000 m² (2,000,000 ft²) biomedical complex of seven buildings that were constructed from June 2003 to March 2004 at a cost of S$500 million. They are namely: Nanos, Genome, Helios, Chromos, Proteos, Matrix and Centros. Several government agencies, publicly-funded research institutes and research labs of pharmaceutical and biotechnological companies are located there.
Biopolis Phase Two was completed in October 2006, comprising two blocks, named Neuros and Immunos, which will house research on neuroscience and immunology respectively. The seven-storey 37,000 m² complex was designed and constructed over 18 months at a cost of S$70 million. The new addition increases the Biopolis research complex to a total of 222,000 m²