News - 6 September 2013

SUTD in Singapore celebrates highest point

The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) will today hold its 'topping out' celebration.

Located on a site of 76,846 m² and close to both Changi airport - Singapore’s principal airport - and the Changi Business Park, the SUTD will be Singapore’s fourth and most prestigious university. UNStudio’s design for the new campus directly reflects SUTD’s curriculum, using the creative enterprise of the school to facilitate a cross-disciplinary interface; interaction is established between the professional world, the campus, and the community at large. The design for the campus offers an opportunity to embrace innovation and creativity through a non-linear connective relationship between students, faculty, professionals and the spaces they interact with.

Ben van Berkel: “The main aim of the design for the Singapore University of Technology and Design was to create a campus that celebrates both teaching and learning in an open and transparent way. The network of horizontal, vertical and diagonal vistas within the double quadrant organisation of the campus enables professors, students and faculty members to see, meet and communicate with each other through a network of crossing points, presenting opportunities for continuous interaction and exchange.”

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