Video & Project of the Week for July 28, 2014: Nanyang Technological University School of Art, Design and Media

July 29, 2014 at 2:36 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 7/28/14

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Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
School of Art, Design and Media (ADM)
Singapore
107,639 sf Greenroof

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Project Description & Details

Located on the southwestern outskirts of Singapore on the 200-hectare Yunnan Garden campus, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has earned itself a reputation as one of the leading science, technology and research universities in the world. The iconic 215,000-square-foot School of Art, Design and Media (ADM) is the island nation’s first professional art school, and the refurbished ADM Gallery is a unique, high-tech creative space that hosts exciting contemporary art exhibitions by artists from Singapore, Southeast Asia, and beyond.

Designed by CPG Consultants, the ADM varies from 2-5 stories and the key feature of the building design is the green roof that slopes almost at a 45-degree angle. Formed by two sloping, tapering arcs that interlock with a third, smaller arc, the roof of the ADM was cast in heavily ribbed, reinforced concrete. The sunken, almond shaped courtyard is formed by the space in between the building’s two main arms and is beautifully reflected from the interior high performance, double glazed glass curtain wall facades. Accentuated by fountains and a floating performance platform, a reflecting pond adds to the communal ambiance while helping to cool the center space. The roof turf consists of a combination of two grasses, Zoysia matrella and Ophiopogon, irrigated via a rainwater collection system with rain sensors. The curving roofs are accessible by stairs along the edges, although only one of the six portions of green roof is best for seating due to lower slopes. In 2011 NTU received the Green Mark Platinum Award from the Singapore Building and Construction Authority for the eco-friendly building.

Year: 2006
Owner: Nanyang Technological University
Location: Singapore
Building Type: Educational
Type: Intensive
System: Custom
Size: 107,639 sq.ft.
Grade: 60%
Access:
Accessible, Open to Public

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: CPG Consultants Pte Ltd
Developer: Nanyang Technological University
Civil & Structural Engineer: CPG Consultants Pte Ltd
Waterproofing Specialist: Elmich Pte Ltd & Lee Construction Pte Ltd
Waterproofing Materials: alwitra GmbH & Co
General Contractor: Teambuild Construction Pte Ltd

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Greenroof & Greenwall Project of the Week for February 24, 2014: Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

February 25, 2014 at 5:33 pm

Greenroofs.com Project of the Week: 2/24/14

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Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH)
Singapore

60,000 sq. ft
* Greenroofs, Greenwalls & Planter Boxes

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Project Description & Details

LEAF-Certified, the lush Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) is a 590-bed multi-award winning general and acute care hospital located on a 3.4-hectare site at Yishun in Singapore. Every opportunity has been maximized for the creation of therapeutic green spaces. KTPH has landscape footprints at every floor to ensure patients and staff is constantly treated to garden views from different angles, and to provide for a calming surrounding that soothes and rejuvenates.

Designed with 3 building blocks overlooking a central courtyard, they are adjacent to 8 roof gardens, 5 levels of corridor planters, 81 balconies’ planter boxes, and vertical gardens. Over 70% of the plants are indigenous, including many rare endangered species. Each roof garden portrays interesting themes to keep them engaging and educational, for example, the organic rooftop farm has over 130 fruit trees and vegetable plots with over 50 varieties of edibles and others cater to specific patient needs such as Geriatric and Dementia. Volunteers from the community contribute actively in the conservation efforts and produce bounty crops.

* The total area greened for this Khoo Teck Puat Hospital project profile is estimated.  If you can assist, please email us at: projects@greenroofs.com. 

Year: 2010
Owner: Ministry of Health/Alexandra Health Pte Ltd
Location: Singapore
Building Type: Healthcare
Type: Intensive
System: Custom
Size: 60,000 sq.ft.*
Grade: 1%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public

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Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: CPG Consultants Pte Ltd
Landscape Architect: Peridian Asia Pte Ltd
Landscape Contract Manager: Tropical Environment Pte Ltd
General Contractor: Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co Ltd
Design Consultant: RMJM Hillier
Project Manager: PM Link Pte Ltd

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