Last week, the award-winning Sandcrawler building officially opened in a ceremony with Prime Minister of Singapore, Mr Lee Hsien Loong, President of Lucasfilm, Ms Kathleen Kennedy, and filmmaking legend, Mr George Lucas. This state-of-the-art building will be the regional headquarters for Lucasfilm Singapore, the Walt Disney Company [Southeast Asia], and ESPN Asia Pacific.
With this world-class facility and the incredible talents housed within its gleaming glass walls, Lucasfilm Singapore will continue the ground-breaking animation and visual effects work that it is well-known for, including the supporting of the upcoming Star Wars movies.
Located in the Fusionopolis district of Singapore, the Sandcrawler takes its name from a large vehicle featured in the original Star Wars film. The structure continues Mr George Lucas’ tradition of providing signature creative and beautiful workspaces for employees of Lucasfilm, which was acquired by The Walt Disney Company in 2012.
The event was marked by the unveiling of a bronze statue of the Star Wars character Yoda, which will have its permanent installation in the idyllic stream in the interior public courtyard of the building. The statue of the legendary Jedi Master links this new structure with the other innovative buildings that Mr George Lucas has built in Northern California and it serves as a landmark.
Included in the 242,190 square feet of enclosed office and common space, the Sandcrawler features a 100-seat theatre, state-of-the-art digital production capabilities, underground parking, and retail space at street level. The structure, designed by Aedas Architecture, has received a Gold Plus Greenmark certification in Singapore and has won six architectural awards including the prestigious Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award for Best New Global Design.
Now wouldn’t you wish to work in a unique building like this?
If you’re interested to join the digital production industry or if you are considering to pursue an education related to digital media production, consider joining the Jedi Masters Programme by Lucasfilm Singapore or check out the Diploma in Digital Animation Course offered by Singapore Polytechnic!