The Arc, the second learning hub facility at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU), seeks to transform the delivery of higher education with cutting-edge spaces that promote active social learning in an open and revitalised landscape setting.
The winning design by KIRK, in association with DCA Architects, features a series of ‘learning platforms’ tuned to setting and place, catering for different learning patterns, modes and technologies.
The building programme includes 56 ‘smart’ classrooms with 30 to 72 clustered seats, 13 project discussion rooms, a 108-seat lecture theatre, student hub and chillout zones, food and retail tenancies and workshop spaces.
Project Name: NTU Learning Hub ‘The Arc’
Location: 76, Nanyang Drive, Singapore
Completion Date: January 2018 (TOP)
Site Area: 9,650 square metres
Gross Floor Area: 18,113 square metres
Building Height: 6 storeys
Client: The Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
Design Consultant: KIRK
Design Team: Richard Kirk; Jonathan Ward; Greg Clarke; Karl Eckermann; Lamare Wimberly
Architecture Firm: DCA Architects
Principal Architect: Khoo Poh Bin
Interior Design Firm: I.DCA Pte Ltd
Civil & Structural Engineer: KTP Consultants
Mechanical Engineer: AECOM Singapore Pte Ltd
Quantity Surveyor: WT Partnership (S) Pte Ltd
Green Building Consultant: Building System and Diagnostics Pte Ltd
Main Contractor: Lian Ho Lee Construction (Pte) Ltd
Images: Patrick Bingham-Hall; KIRK