School of Computing, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Jean-François Milou, principal architect
Nguyen Thanh Trung, project leader
Jason Tan, project team member
National University of Singapore
Consultancy Service scope
Master plan, Preliminary & Concept Design
The new NUS School of Computing is distributed vertically to accommodate various degrees of privacy from the top, being most private, hosting collaborative and thinking processes in the research cluster, to the bottom, where the buzz of university life takes place.
The social deck becomes the arrival point of visitors accessing the site by vehicular means. This space mediates between the water landscape, on which the school hovers, and serving as a pause, before one progresses to the link way above.
The 24 – hour link way provides the physical connection between the School of Computing and Smart Nation Cluster.
As a gentle curve, inserted into the existing Yellow Ceiling Network, students and visitors will be encouraged to navigate through the unique spatial configurations of the school.
The planned greenway will not only find itself as gesture for sustainable living, but to be fully embedded into the water landscapes it sits along, providing a beautiful view of the surrounds.