National Design Centre
Scheduled to be open in 2013, the National Design Centre (NDC) seeks to achieve overall growth and transformation for the design cluster, and to develop design both as a vibrant, integrated and competitive cluster, as well as an enabler to enhance the performance of other economic clusters and the society as a whole. The centre aims to catalyse the growing design culture and be the place where creative minds meet and creative businesses are seeded.
The upcoming NDC at 111 Middle Road will be a key node in the design eco-system to develop trade, promote knowledge exchange and transfer, and provide assistance to accelerate the development of new growth industries and targeted economic sectors. Its facilities will support the development, showcase and commercialisation of innovative works and projects by design talents, promising start-ups, SMEs and innovative enterprises.
Development and Programming
The NDC will operate as a one-stop integrated resource hub where designers, businesses and associations can gravitate to exchange ideas, obtain assistance, use its facilities and do business while reaching out to the public through its programmes and exhibits.
The centre will house resources and facilities including a Prototyping Lab, Design Galleries and an auditorium.
Besides serving as a showcase for DesignSingapore Council programmes, the NDC will spur design innovation and lower the barriers for the adoption of good design for designers to pursue design R&D and IP creation.