Nanyang Technological University School of Art, Design and Media

February 10, 2008

I never knew we had such nice architectures in Singapore. The highlight of the NTU School of Art, Design and Media building is the verdant turfed roof which blends with the ground contour. Apart from its visual impact, the turfed roofscape is a functional space which is easily accessible via sidesteps along the roof edge, thereby allowing the rooftop to be a scenic outdoor communal space. Environmentally, it helps to lower the roof temperature and surrounding areas.

The facade design is a glass curtain wall in neutral grey colour. The remaining parts of the building comprised off-form concrete walls which eschew painting or external rendering works. The external finish is reserved in its primary condition to maintain its design integrity and naturalness.

When night beckons, the building lights up like a beacon that announces its warm presence. The interior lighting streams through the glass curtain walls to render the building a dynamic stage against the backdrop of the external landscape.

Extract from NTU


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