Driving Students to Greater Heights and Aspirations
Nanyang Polytechnic
180 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8, Singapore 569830

Designed in collaboration with Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects, Nanyang Polytechnic draws inspiration from the planning of historical town squares, the campus imagines an interactive learning community that moves across the north-south axis where the shared facilities are housed.

In order to aid wayfinding across the vast site, the six-storey Campus Centre Building was designed as a landmark to orientate students, staff and visitors. As a welcoming gesture, the quadruple volume of the entrance plaza grants a wide view of the campus. This is further enhanced by a dynamic membrane roof that shades the auditorium’s forecourt.

Winner of both the BCA Green Mark Platinum Award in 2005, as well as the ASEAN Energy Efficiency & Conservation Best Practices Competition 2004, Nanyang Polytechnic is highly attuned to the needs of sustainability, such as housing a 600-seat amphitheatre on the auditorium’s roof that is naturally ventilated. The campus is designed along a north-south ‘green spine’ which defines the main circulation as a system of cloisters and covered walkways that separates the pedestrians from vehicular traffic, ensuring road safety for all.

DP Architect’s design of Nanyang Polytechnic is derived from an instinctual slant towards user-oriented programming, to ensure end-user satisfaction across the various levels, as well as imbue a forward-thinking notion of green sustainability.

Design team

DP Architects