SEED BANK SINGAPORE
Singapore’s first seed bank designed and built by Alfa Tech Singapore. The facility is fully equipped with laboratories, a storage capacity of 25’000 plant species, rooms for seed processing and storage freezers. Located in the heart of the botanical garden, House 4 at 1D Cluny Road is the largest of the five colonial-style houses within the former Raffles College, now the NUS Law Campus. The building was built in 1928 and gazetted as a conserved building in October 2006. The Seed Bank project has been awarded the Singapore Good Design (SG Mark) 2020 under the category of Sustainable Design.
Seed Bank Singapore is the embodiment of Alfa Tech’s expertise focusing on engineering solutions combining
design & architectural aesthetic and project delivery. Being a design build project, Alfa Tech was also responsible for the entire creative process. The design includes several types of labs dedicated to seed cleaning, seed preservation, germination, cryogenic storage and research. In addition, the facility includes a cold and dry room with strict temperature and humidity regimes to enable long term storage of possibly some of the world’s most valuable plant species and genetic material.