Located at the junction of Nanyang Ave and Nanyang
the new iconic School of Art,
Design and Media is situated in a wooded valley right in the heart of the campus.
The highlight of the building is the verdant turfed roof which blends
with the ground contour. Apart from its visual impact, the turfed
roofscape is a functional space which is easily accessible via sidesteps along
the roof edge, thereby allowing the rooftop to be a scenic outdoor communal
space. Environmentally, it helps to lower the roof temperature and
surrounding areas. The facade design is a glass curtain wall in
neutral grey colour. The remaining parts of the building comprised off-form
concrete walls which eschew painting or external rendering works. The
external finish is reserved in its primary condition to maintain its design
integrity and naturalness. When night beckons, the building lights up like a
beacon that announces its warm presence. The interior lighting streams through
the glass curtain walls to render the building a dynamic stage against the
backdrop of the external landscape.