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Singapore University of Technology and Design

The SUTD offers four key academic pillars: Architecture and Sustainable Design, Engineering Product Development, Engineering Systems and Design and Information Systems Technology and Design.

“The design for the SUTD consciously avoids over-articulation and instead focusses on infrastructural qualities, on connectivity and the creation of an open, transparent and light facility that responds to the requirements of the contemporary campus.”

Ben van Berkel

A seamless 24/7 network of education

We believe that interaction is the key to a progressive educational model. Within the SUTD campus, the faculties are distributed and overlapped through the four connecting blocks, amplifying moments of interaction between all disciplines.

The various programmes, such as classrooms, laboratories and meeting rooms, are connected both vertically and horizontally to promote interactivity. Both large and small communities can form as a result of the programme clusters, and the voids and staircases that link them.

Social spaces

The Campus Centre forms the intellectual heart of the campus. It directly links the main programmatic anchors of the Auditorium, the International Design Centre and the University Library. Creating such a distinct anchor programme activates a natural concentration of people throughout any given day.

Learning beyond the classroom: quiet niches offer moments of solitude and privacy

Sustainable Campus

The SUTD is a highly sustainable building that utilises specific design strategies to counteract the conditions of Singapore’s tropical climate. Based on orientation and wind studies, natural ventilation principles are applied alongside cooling techniques, covered walkways and louvred facade shading.

The overall design responds to the natural landscape of Singapore, both through colour application and the incorporation of facade planters, green roof terraces and sky gardens. Green pockets are planted with native trees and flowering plants.

“Verdant foliage integrates seamlessly with buildings whose facades are in most cases glazed. Plants are everywhere, from the handful of courtyards, both sunken and at ground level, to the unsheltered pockets that form open plazas on upper levels.”

Yeng Ping Chua, Mark Magazine, 2015

Work & Campus

The requirements of learning institutions today are developing and changing at a fast pace. Connectivity, collaboration, co-creation, innovation and sociality are at the core of new, non-linear design approaches and bring together people, ideas and innovation. These concepts are central to both the working and learning environments of the future. Read about our ongoing explorations of this theme in the Work & Campus workfield.

Concept and Design

  • Connectivity
  • Sustainable Learning