Excerpts from Rock Productions Pte Ltd press release of 12 November 2008. [ full version / PDF format ]
An official groundbreaking ceremony for the Civic, Cultural, Retail and Entertainment Hub (Integrated Hub) at Vista Xchange, one-north was held on 30 October 2008. The ceremony was attended by more than 120 guests comprising Singapore Government officials, the media, business associates and practitioners from the local and international arts and entertainment industries.
|Civic, Cultural, Retail and Entertainment Hub at Vista Xchange, one-north
Vista Xchange is the corporate and business centre as well as a lifestyle and cultural hub of the 200-hectare one-north precinct by JTC Corporation. The Civic and Cultural Zone is owned and managed by Rock Productions Pte Ltd (Rock).
The nine levels of Civic and Cultural Zone will complement the range of performing arts venues currently available in Singapore. It will house a 5,000-seat state-of-the-art auditorium designed by Artec Consultants Inc, the world’s premier performing arts venue design and planning consultants, which will have high quality acoustics and cutting edge technology for amplified music, speech and musical theatre performances. Coupled with support facilities equipped with the latest technology to enhance audience experience, this new landmark cultural complex is poised to become the venue of choice for touring concert productions, stage shows, family entertainment and attractions as well as corporate and community events.
||400-seat Outdoor Amphitheatre
In addition, the Civic and Cultural Zone will accommodate secondary performance and event spaces, such as an outdoor amphitheatre, that will support the main goals of the upcoming art and cultural centre, ensuring that the venue acts as a central hub catering to various cultural groups. IMG Artists, the pre-eminent global performing arts management company, has been appointed to consult on and develop the strategies for the marketing and programming efforts for the Civic and Cultural Zone.
Designed by Andrew Bromberg of Aedas Pte Ltd, the Integrated Hub will be a distinctive landmark in the one-north precinct with its stunning architecture.
The civic area and outdoor amphitheatre open up to the 35-metre high Grand Foyer, encouraging air movement and minimising the need for air-conditioning while offering a cool and shaded environment that can be enjoyed all year round.
For photo and video from this event visit Rock Productions Pte Ltd / one-north Integrated Hub web site.