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Singapore’s Marina Bay Financial Centre is an award-winning mixed-use development. The 3.55 hectare site combines world-class office space and luxury residences. The three commercial towers effectively double Singapore’s Grade-A office space, adding almost 280,000 m2. The project also includes two residential towers comprising of 649 apartments, plus approximately 16,600 square metres of retail space.

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ROCKWOOL Building Materials (Singapore) Pte Ltd
No. 8, Tuas Avenue 2,
Jurong Town
Singapore 639448

Tel: (+65) 6861 4722 / 6863 6233

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Hongkong Land, K-REIT and Suntec REIT

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Partition design and supply: Pacific Interiors Supply Pte Ltd
Partition Sub-Contractor: Sunray Woodcraft Construction Pte Ltd & Dong Jian (S) Pte Ltd
Ceiling contractor: Welmate
Curtain wall Sub-contractor: Permasteelisa Pacific Holdings Ltd
HVAC Contractor: Kajima Overseas Asia Pte Ltd
HVAC Sub-contractor: Thermal Pte Ltd

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Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

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www.mbfc.com.sg
www.kpf.com

World-class space
The brainchild of New York based architect firm Kohn Pedersen Fox, Marina Bay Financial Centre is a significant landmark in Singapore's new waterfront district. The faceted surfaces of its five crystalline towers reflect and diffract sunlight and water, creating a visual impression that is constantly changing.

"The towers are positioned and angled to maximize views of the water from the offices and apartments," says KPF Principal Robert Whitlock. "Through the right choice of materials, and careful consideration of the surroundings, we have been able to create pleasant working and living environments. The landscaping links the site with a citywide network of green spaces, and the connection to public transportation below the park links the project to the city. At the centre is a new city park, which reflects the importance Singapore places on public space."


Building for the future
Marina Bay Financial Centre is also a symbol of Singapore's future. The design and supply is both cutting edge and long-term use was an important consideration in the design.

Realizing the architects' futuristic vision and meeting the needs of leading financial institutions, while fulfilling tough sustainability goals, placed high demands on the performance and functionality of materials. Tinted, reflective glass was used for the facade. A low-emissivity coating reduces energy loss through the glass, and horizontal aluminum fins provide further protection against the Singapore sun.

Insulation solutions were important in creating the right environment for international business. In addition to temperature control, priorities included fire safety and good acoustics. The partitioning wall system, designed and supplied by Pacific Interiors Supply Pte Ltd, played an essential role.

"Our drywall system made extensive use of ROCKWOOL ROXUL insulation," says facilitator Daniel Lee. "It was the key insulation component of our assemblies. Use of ROCKWOOL ROXUL products ensured the required fire-prevention ratings could be met."

Cooperation and knowledge sharing were also important for a successful result. "ROCKWOOL provided valuable input on the thermal considerations of the project," Lee says, "including assistance with design and engineering calculations. Due to the tight schedule and the scale of the project, scheduling, warehouse preparation and delivery fleet management were critical. Support from suppliers such as ROCKWOOL Group is extremely valuable to us."

Sound design
Acoustic ceilings were the primary tool in creating the right acoustic environment. Singapore-based Welmate installed close to 120,000 m2 of ROCKFON ceiling panels in the towers under phase one.

"We were required to achieve a high scoring on Singapore Building Control Authority's quality assessment system," says Welmate's Liew Kuan Sing. "This meant great attention to detail. To meet the stringent acoustic requirements, a Ceiling Attenuation Class of 38 dB was needed. We selected ROCKFON Sonar dB40. Besides meeting the acoustic demands, it also enabled us to achieve the required thermal and Class "O" fire-safety performance."

Marina Bay Financial Centre has won several prestigious awards, including Merit Awards in Singapore's Design and Engineering Safety Excellence Awards 2011, as well as the award in the Office category for Phase 1 at the FIABCI Prix d'Excellence Awards 2012. Its sustainability efforts were recognized with the Singapore Building Construction Authority's Green Mark gold award.

Phase 1 of the development was completed in 2010, with a price tag of around US$2 billion. Phase 2 is scheduled for completion during 2012.