As part of the early manifestation of Singapore’s shift towards a knowledge economy, Singapore’s Jurong Town Corporation (JTC) and Economic Development Board (EDB) joined hands to develop a science hub where leading scientists could share ideas with like-minded people in an exceptional live, work, play and learn environment.
DIA was appointed to develop the brand for the science hub in cooperation with the Science Hub Development Group (SHDG). We developed a global research programme to deeply understanding scientists, researchers and technopreneurs and their needs. This revealed the importance of the collaborative over physical envcironment. This was leversaged to present the science hub in a compelling manner that would attract and invite the like-minded to journey together and claim the vision ‘where ideas grow’.
DIA developed the name ‘one-north’ to position the science hub in a global context, at 1º latitude north. The visual identity expresses the three spaces of one-north, the physical, connected and imaginative space, which is limited only by imagination. This was applied to a multi-dimensional launch exhibition featuring descriptions of each of the ‘exchanges’ or zones within the science hub and communicating the live, work, play, learn integrated concept that envisages a science city within a city for the 21st century.
As the infrastructure developed, the identity was applied to a comprehensive way-finding and signage system and applied to sub-brand identities to each of the exchange hubs.
Today, the vision is taking shape and one-north is home to many of the world’s cutting edge corporations, scientists and researchers who have made this place a thriving melting pot of talent, ideas, and business opportunities, that are propelling Singapore’s progress into a knowledge and innovation-intensive economy.