NTU’s Academic Building South will be a magnificent timber structure, creating a warm environment for learning surrounded by nature. The design aspiration is to create a world-class large-scale timber building which inspires the human senses and stimulates learning.
The use of MET as a construction material is relatively new in Singapore. Being at the forefront of new building technologies and to encourage the adoption of MET, RSP worked with our partners to specify the suitable type of timber, and ensure fire protection, moisture protection, termite protection and acoustic treatment needs are met.
AT A GLANCE
Nanyang Technological University
In Collaboration with
Toyo Ito & Associates Architects
Learning amidst the scent of wood
NTU Academic Building South will be Asia’s largest wooden building at 40,000 sq m and over six storeys, when completed. Photo Credit: Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects
Sustainable construction using Mass Engineered Timber
As timber is a highly renewable material, the use of MET contributes positively to environmental sustainability. Photo Credit: Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects