Today, metal pedestrian bridges wind their way like spider legs out of this blue glass structure and into adjoining buildings, where researchers in white lab coats stroll through the corridors—and schoolchildren sometimes visit to get a glimpse of the future. Here life, work, leisure, and top-notch research have been intentionally united over an area of more than 300,000 square meters in an “air-conditioned future mall.” During lunchtime in the canteens, which were designed with Singapore’s famous and exotic hawker center cookshops in mind, the world’s leading researchers can be seen talking to curious and eager students from nearby universities. Just a subway stop away from here, the five skyscrapers of Fusionopolis rise into the tropical sky. Whereas Biopolis specializes in biochemistry, the natural sciences, and medicine, the breathtakingly bold curving buildings of Fusionopolis have been designed to lure computer nerds and digital experts to Singapore. The “towers of the future” in Fusionopolis are designed to be an even more open meeting place for researchers and residents—between the future and the present—than Biopolis. It’s therefore not surprising that Fusionopolis is home to music schools and ballet studios as well as world-renowned computer firms. The planners of the complex wanted to eliminate the boundaries between high tech and daily life.