Hip, vibrant culture keeps one-north on the right track

Mr Aaron Tham, JTC Corporation's director of new estates, in the one-north gallery at Fusionopolis. Creating vibrancy is important, so the old industrial canteen at LaunchPad was converted to food hall Timbre+ in 2016, where one can relax over live m
Mr Aaron Tham, JTC Corporation's director of new estates, in the one-north gallery at Fusionopolis. Creating vibrancy is important, so the old industrial canteen at LaunchPad was converted to food hall Timbre+ in 2016, where one can relax over live music and drinks in the evening. Programmes like a singing competition also inject excitement to the area.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

Despite its popularity and success, experts say lessons are still being learnt from it

one-north may be a test bed for drones, autonomous vehicles and artificial intelligence, but it also relies on another "software".

Vibrancy is important, said Mr Aaron Tham, who is in charge of the research hub and business park.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 07, 2018, with the headline 'Hip, vibrant culture keeps one-north on the right track'. Print Edition | Subscribe