Advocating Inter-disciplinary, Collaborative and Project-based Learning
Singapore University of Technology and Design
8 Somapah Rd, Singapore 487372

As a platform for future-oriented innovative thinking, the architecture of Singapore University of Technology and Design’s (SUTD) campus takes shape as a highly connected network with both capacity to facilitate cross-disciplinary communication, and the flexibility to adapt to changing educational models.

The architecture of SUTD is designed as nonlinear, meant to reflect modern 21st Century approaches to pedagogy. Meeting spaces, classrooms, and laboratories have the capacity to support different arrangements and functions, and adjust to the evolving requirements of the school’s always-developing curriculum.

The overall campus plan performs as a catalyst for dynamism, the starting point for any successful learning environment. In response to this academic structure, the campus design is planned as four schools whose boundaries are blurred and hierarchies diminished. Design strategies blend massing and circulation paths to enhance the potential for chance encounters across academic programmes. The seamless articulation of spaces connects people, places and ideas, allowing for cross-disciplinary communication and collaborations, promoting greater elasticity of interactions amongst all members of the SUTD community.

SUTD stands as an emblem of what education means in the modern age, celebrating teaching and learning in an open and transparent way. It is a publicly-funded university established with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Zhejiang University of China.

Design team

DP Architects designed in collaboration with UN Studio, Amsterdam

DP Sustainable Design