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  7. SUTD Housing and Sports / LOOK Architects + Surbana International Consultants

SUTD Housing and Sports / LOOK Architects + Surbana International Consultants

  • 02:00 - 24 August, 2015
SUTD Housing and Sports / LOOK Architects + Surbana International Consultants
SUTD Housing and Sports / LOOK Architects + Surbana International Consultants, Courtesy of LOOK Architects
Courtesy of LOOK Architects

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  • Consultants

  • Location

  • Managing Director

    Look Boon Gee
  • Director

    Ng Sor Hiang
  • Associate

    Lee Liting
  • Team Members

    Chow Khoon Toong, Widyanto Hartono Thenearto, Anton Siura, Doan Quang Vinh, Jeff Lau Jeh Farn, Karno Widjaja
  • Area

    46865.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • C&S Engineer

    Parsons Brinckerhoff Pte Ltd
  • M&E Engineer

    CPG Consultants Pte Ltd
  • Quantity Surveyor

    CPG Consultants Pte Ltd
  • ESD (environmental sustainability design) consultant

    Surbana International Consultants Pte Ltd
  • Landscape design consultant

    Surbana International Consultants Pte Ltd
  • Lighting design consultant

    Lighting Planners Associates (S) Pte Ltd
  • Main contractor

    Singapore Piling & Civil Engineering Pte Ltd
  • Client

    Singapore University of Technology and Design
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Text description provided by the architects. Designed by LOOK Architects in collaboration with Surbana International Consultants, campus housing (3 hostel blocks and 2 staff apartment blocks) and sports facilities for SUTD (Singapore University of Technology and Design) have been brought to fruition, realizing the university’s vision for a walkable, 24/7 campus that has academic, housing and recreational facilities within close proximity of one another. Capturing in built form SUTD’s educational pedagogy of collaborative learning, the residential-recreational precinct is liberally interspersed with pockets of interaction spaces, setting up the platform for an open, creative environment.

Site Plan
Site Plan

Exhibiting an innovative housing morphology, the modularity of undergraduate, graduate and faculty units enables various room permutations to be accommodated within hostel blocks, introducing flexibility and scalability to the spatial framework. Iterations of housing units are stringed together to form elongated linear blocks linked up by the winding ‘peek-a-boo trail’.

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Courtesy of LOOK Architects

A living-learning spine linking the academic, housing and sports components of the campus is effective in maintaining a low carbon footprint, by enabling seamless connectivity on foot without the need for shuttle buses plying the campus road network. Open spaces between buildings – across which the living-learning spine spans – are lushly landscaped, a welcome respite for faculty members and students.

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Courtesy of LOOK Architects

An expansive biological pond serves as a basin collecting rainwater and surface water run-off for landscape irrigation. Centuries-old traditional Chinese building structures originating from Anhui province have been incorporated into the residential precinct after undergoing extensive restoration and alteration, reincarnated as a cosy congregation corner hovering atop the landscaped eco-pond.

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Courtesy of LOOK Architects
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Section
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Courtesy of LOOK Architects

The sports complex cuts a striking presence with the dramatic geometry of its expanded mesh cladding, drawing gazes of intrigue and defining a memorable landmark within the campus. Behind the iconic form of the sports complex lies careful consideration for environmental sustainability, as demonstrated by use of a double facade – the external faceted expanded mesh panels diffuse daylight passing through the glazed facade, enabling a high degree of visual porosity without the glare. Bright, evenly illuminated interiors of the sports complex offer an inviting environment for enjoyment of recreational activities, while the visibility of this activity from the building exterior creates a unique character for the campus. As a ‘microcosm’ of living-learning, SUTD heralds a new age of tertiary education in Singapore.

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Courtesy of LOOK Architects

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Cite: "SUTD Housing and Sports / LOOK Architects + Surbana International Consultants" 24 Aug 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/772266/sutd-housing-and-sports-look-architects-plus-surbana-international-consultants/> ISSN 0719-8884
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SUTD 新加坡科技设计大学 住宅和运动设施 / LOOK Architects + Surbana International Consultants