The Jilin Sino-Singapore Food Zone is earmarked to be a disease-free agricultural region for production of agricultural foodstuff, grown and processed under stringent health and quality standards. Jilin acts as the centre for the three north-eastern provinces of Liaoning, Jilin, and Heilongjiang, from which goods will be trans-shipped to other parts of China and overseas markets. The development of the Sino-Singapore Jilin Food Zone Logistics Park (JFLP) is a joint venture between Keppel T&T and Jilin City Government, to provide a consolidated platform for the trading and distribution of the farm produce. The JFLP aims to promote food safety and quality standards for trading and distribution processes.
Integrated Support to Entire Value Chain
The Logistics Park will provide holistic support to the value chain, by integrating logistics services with retail space and trading platform. This means farm produce can travel directly all the way from their sources to consumers via retail shops, which are located adjacent to loading/unloading areas for transport convenience. Goods are transported within buildings by centralised carts, for optimal efficiency and hygiene. Warehouses are colour coded to represent the various types of goods that are consolidated, processed, distributed, transferred, stored and sold in the logistics park, for easy identification by buyers.
The buildings in JFLP are oriented for energy efficiency and include monitoring and waste management systems in their design. The buildings’ forms and spaces remain flexible with the use of expandable modular units that can respond to future demand.
Each of the functional zones in JFLP is a gated community with controlled access points to monitor the supply and transfer of goods. Screening of goods is done by an in-house testing laboratory to ensure stringent standards of goods.
Greenery Woven into an Efficient Circulation Network
The travel route for each type of user at JFLP – from entry to departure – is designed to be as direct as possible. Associated facilities that require frequent supply and transfer of goods are clustered together to ensure connectivity and accessibility. Designated entry and exit points reduce congestion and ensures monitoring and control of goods.
There are dedicated lanes for heavy, light and staff vehicles to further reduce bottlenecks. Between lanes, planted dividers are designed to give a human scale to the massive warehouse blocks. These green belts act as an extension of the natural environment surrounding JFLP, and weave between buildings to create beautifully landscaped boulevards for both the pedestrians and drivers.
Keppel Telecommunications and Transportation
Chaluhe New Town, China
920 Residential Units
Completed in 2015