SUTD in Singapore breaks ground
The ground breaking ceremony took place yesterday in Changi for the Singapore University of Technology and Design, attended by Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, the presidents of SUTD's partners, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Zhejiang University.
Pictured from left to right: Zhejiang University President Prof Yang Wei, SUTD President Prof Thomas Magnanti, Architect Ben Van Berkel and Massachusetts Institute of Technology President Dr Susan Hockfield. (photo: ST photographer CHEW SENG KIM)
The Singapore University of Technology and Design will offer four key academic pillars: Architecture and Sustainable Design (ASD), Engineering Product Development (EPD), Engineering Systems and Design (ESD) and Information Systems Technology and Design (ISTD). The New SUTD campus will facilitate cross-disciplinary interaction between all four pillars of academia. The orientation and organisation of the campus is designed through two main axes; the living and learning spines which overlap to create a central point, binding together all corners of the SUTD.