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The university building that looks like sticks of bamboo

The structure aims to give students a more connected environment.

THIS TOWER IN Singapore has the appearance of sticks of bamboo rising to the sky.

The Learning Hub, which has been designed as part of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, has been designed by Heatherwick studio and is part of a €504 million redevelopment scheme.

The project has been carried out in conjunction with local architects CPG Consultants.

The project has now been completed and is hoping to offer a change in learning environment for students at the university. 

singapore hub - 1 Source: Heatherwick Studio

The design of the building aims to adapt to the way that students study with the use of technology and the internet. The design set out to avoid having “endless corridors, no natural daylight and only hints of other people’s presence”.

singapore hub - 2 Source: Heatherwick Studio

The aim of the building is to “foster togetherness and sociability”, aiming to put the university building back at the centre of the third-level experience.

singapore hub - 3 Source: Heatherwick Studio

The building itself features 56 tutorial rooms, unseparated by conventional corridors. Each tower is made up of circular classrooms stacked on top of each other.

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singapore hub - 4 Source: Heatherwick Studio

Another aim of the building is to breakdown the conventional way that classrooms are viewed. This is done by creating a “corner-less space” where the front and backs of a room are less clearly defined. It is hoped that this will lead to greater inter-connectivity between students and teachers.

singapore hub - 5 Source: Heatherwick Studio

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