Architect says new F1 pit design will be spacious, integrating surroundings

A night street race will make Singapore’s Formula One circuit stands out, but its pit design is something to take note of.

Artist’s impression of new F1 pit design

Costing $4 million, the pit is meant to give an impression of space.

There will be an outdoor viewing gallery for guests to get close to the race. It will be able to accommodate up to 2,000 people.

The designing team said one of the key challenges was to integrate the design with the rest of Marina Park.

The team also took the cues from pit designs in Kuala Lumpur and Shanghai.

The final product will be completed in June.

Mr Tah Kong Han, Director (projects) of Architect 61, said: “The way it is organised, the way the spaces are planned, by and large are similar to all the pit buildings because of the way they want to operate. But it is how the form comes together, and I think that was the key difference with all the rest of the pit buildings.” – CNA/de

Source : Channel NewsAsia – 16 Mar 2008

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