VERSIJACK BEDECKS THE STAR


Over 5,000 VersiJack® pedestals bedeck The Star Vista, an award-winning architectural landmark set in an urban retail sanctuary and entertainment hub. Its unique design encourages air movement through the building allowing use of natural cooling at common areas, making it Singapore's first naturally cooled mall.

A Place for AllA high grand foyer creates a visual and spatial connection between its cultural, civic and retail zones and provides the canopy under which the public can experience outdoor entertainment and al-fresco dining while protected from the elements. The focus of the cultural zone is a 5,000-seat state-of-the-art auditorium capable of staging musicals, concerts and other large scale audio-visual events, and is one of Singapore's largest performance venues.

Sustainable DesignAn environmentally sustainable design that seamlessly merges technology with nature saw The Star Vista awarded the Singapore Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Green Mark Gold Award.

Sustainable SupportGreen label certified and constructed using recycled materials, VersiJack® pedestals provide a quick, cost-effective and safe way to construct the decking and eliminate the need for heavy concrete or metal piers as support. 5000 sets of VersiJack® pedestals were used to support the bearers beneath 1,200 square metres of strand woven bamboo decking at the common areas of the performance arts centre.

Where necessary, use of slope-correctors allowed compensation of up to 5% to keep the decking surface level even when the installation areas are sloped for drainage. Joists for the decking were held firmly in position on the pedestals with Bearer Holders and desired heights secured by integrated locking rings on the pedestals.

Environmentally friendly VersiJack® pedestals are reusable and recyclable. They are also resistant to mould and algae and are an ideal choice for use in tropical climates. Drainage holes at the pedestal base prevent water from collecting and thus also prevent the breeding of mosquitos.

Project Particulars:Developer/Owner: Rock Productions Pte Ltd; CapitaMalls Asia Limited
Architect: Aedas Pte Ltd
Main Contractor: Hexacon Construction Pte Ltd
Decking Installer:Shanghai Chong Kee Furniture & Construction Pte Ltd
Pedestal Manufacturer: Elmich Pte Ltd
Area of Decking: 1,200 sq m



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