Green Roof Art School In Singapore

This is the 5-storey School of Art, Design & Media at Nanyang Technological University campus, Singapore. This 2006-completed architecture is award-winning and situated in a wooded valley. The turfed roofscape helps to lower the roof temperature and surrounding areas. It works as a functional space, as a scenic outdoor community space via easily accessible sidesteps along the roof edge.

Some information about the project by CPG Consultants Pte Ltd:

‘According to the master plan of the 200-hectare university campus, the site where the Nanyang Technological University School of Art, Design and Media (NTU-ADM) sits is a wooded valley which was supposed to be left as a green lung. In order to keep to the original intention of the master plan, the architect carved a habitat from the constraints of the valley and allowed the landscape to play a critical role in moulding the building. NTU-ADM is the creation of a ‘non-building’, allowing the original greenery of the site to creep and colonise.

The key feature of the building is its transparency and connectivity– both within the interior spaces and the external environment. There is a great sense of continuity in the interior, from the entrance to the main foyer to various spaces inside and right into the turfed roofs. Internal glass walls enhance this visual connectivity and flow, allowing one to see beyond rooms thus promoting interaction and creative exchange.

The building design challenges the traditional linear system of education with a clear teacher-student arrangement. Here, different types of spaces are created– from the formal auditorium seating to the more informal studios, lobbies, passageways and breakout lounges. There are also cosy outdoor corners, a sunken plaza formed by the embracing arms of the building and the turfed roofs.

The glass façade of the building also allows full exterior views, again providing visual connectivity with the surrounding lush landscape. Lights are incorporated onto the roof to allow students to meet in the evening. At night, the building glows like a lantern allowing activities of the school to be observed from the outside. The changing character of the façade lends dynamism, life and interest to the building as day transforms into night.’

Client:      Nanyang Technological University
Gross Floor Area:     18,000 sqm
Project Cost:     S$35.39 million
Completion Date:     2006
Services:     Architectural Design & Consultancy
Mechanical & Electrical Engineering
Civil & Structural Engineering
Quantity Surveying




19 Responses to “Green Roof Art School In Singapore”

  1. james says:

    Am astudent University Of Nairobi,Kenya iam amazed by your building i would like to get it`s plans,elevations and its architectural drawings

  2. Angel.arquitectura says:

    OHHH>>> what a superb view~ amazing… I am architecture student from Philippines.. .. I really love it. . . .

  3. pratishtha garg says:

    halos!..m architecture student frm india..nd i really lykd ur concept nd do appreciate d immense work…i would lyk to have it’s plans,elevations nd sections for further studying it..

  4. Chleo says:

    hi…i’m architecture student from Indonesia…really like this building and would like to learn about the concept and would like to have it’s plans, elevations, and sections and it’s concept sketch…to study it..

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  6. Amy says:

    hi…i’m architecture student from Iran…really like this building and would like to learn about the concept and would like to have it’s plans, elevations, and sections and it’s concept sketch…to study it..

  7. Terry says:

    am also a student..this school is really a unique building but lack of information about its construction…hard to get the info’s…all the info’s only focus on its roof…

  8. priya says:

    am an architecture student 4m india.. i like dis structures a lot… bt der is lack of info abt it.. can i get d plans, sections n concept sketchs to further study it..?

  9. Angel.Arquitectura says:

    hi! its been a year since i was put a comment here.. but im still waiting for the plans and elevation… and also the sections..

    Your Response will be of great help for the accomplishment of my school requirement. im hoping for a favorable response … :)

  10. Kiara says:

    hi….m a student of architecture and i loved the concept, the views are amazing and i want to study more about the interconnecting spaces of the whole design and the micro environment of the whole structure. it would be of a great help if i would get the plans and sections of the building and even the evolution and methods of planning……:)

  11. jelena says:

    I like this object. I m a student from serbia and I m interested in did some of you get project of this building like site plan,anything and something about concept. It would be really usefull for me.

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  16. prakriti says:

    i am willing to publish a feature article on your building in a national magazine so if you could provide me with the design details and plans i would be grateful to you.

  17. chris says:

    Hi I am studying archtiecture and think this is a truely great design, i would be greatfull for any drawings or info on project as hope to take ideas for future work

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