The collaboration result between UNStudio and DPArchitects is The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). They’ve been chosen from a shortlist of five practices to design SUTD. Their architecture design proposal reflects the university 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 proposal describes a non-linear connective relationship between the students, faculty, as well as they spaces they interact with.
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. These thoroughfares create a 24/7 campus of seamless connectivity. An open forum of learning is established by bringing professionals, alumni, students, and faculty together to interact both on an academic and a social level.